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For $4.3M, elegant Prospect Heights brownstone stuns with historic details

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It has stained glass pieces and original decorative mantels

In a living room, three windows with pieces of stained glass on top, a fireplace, and parquet floors. Photos: Mike Finkelstein of Duplex Imaging/Courtesy of HomeCanvasr NY

In Prospect Heights, a historic Romanesque and Renaissance Revival-style house with a striking red brownstone facade has hit the market, asking $4.299 million.

The four-story, 4,000-square-foot house has tons of period details including parquet flooring with herringbone mahogany inlays, stained glass pieces on its bay windows, original decorative mantels, exposed brick, and egg-and-dart moldings.

It’s currently configured as an owner’s duplex on its top floors, with two studio apartments on the parlor floor, and a two-bedroom unit on the garden floor, per the listing. (It’s legally a four-family, but it can be configured as an owner’s triplex with a two-bedroom rental). Overall, it has seven bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, 12 closets, a large rear garden, and three fireplaces.

Built around 1899 by architect Benjamin Driesler and developed by W.H. Reynolds, the house is part of a row of 11 Romanesque and Renaissance Revival brownstones that sit within Prospect Park Historic District. “This fine ensemble has survived as a remarkably intact and significant example of row house architecture in turn-of-the-century Brooklyn,” the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s designation report reads.

It’s located at 268 Sterling Place, between Vanderbilt Avenue and Butler Place, mere steps from the 2 and 3 trains at Grand Army Plaza and Prospect Park.

Taxes are $1,478/month. Steven Szczur of HomeCanvasr NY has the listing.

An ornate red brownstone facade.
The house’s ornate facade.
A living area with a fireplace, a light grey couch, a white coffee table, and a dining area in the back.
One of the house’s living areas with a fireplace.
A kitchen with grey cabinetry, hardwood floors, and an island.
The four-story brownstone is filled with period details.
A built-in shelf with two wooden doors on either side.
Built-in oak shelves.
An entrance with parquet floors, exposed brick, and a white and wooden staircase.
Original parquet floors and exposed brick surrounding the staircase.
A rear garden with brick floors and an ivy-covered fence.
The house’s rear garden.