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Beautiful Prospect Park South home with storybook touches wants $3.9M

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The dreamy three-story house has a gambrel roof and a brick chimney

A light yellow storybook-style facade with a gambrel roof and a brick chimney. Photos: Interiors Matt Vacca; exteriors Tim Vanderper with Meero/Courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

There are striking historic homes in New York City, and then there are those that make you feel like you stepped into a fairy tale—and that’s exactly the case for this beautiful Dutch Colonial Revival-style home that has just hit the market in the Prospect Park South Historic District.

The dreamy three-story home, located at 85 Buckingham Road, has a gambrel roof, a brick chimney, windows with crescent moon shutters, and a large porch with doric columns. It was built in 1910, according to the Landmarks Preservation designation report, and is quite the charmer.

Inside, there are seven bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, and plenty of historic touches including a wood-paneled entry wall, original balusters and handrail in its main staircase, original parquet floors, and several fireplaces.

The house also has a huge landscaped patio with brick floors, a lake, and a wooden pergola covered in vine; which the brokerbabble says “evokes an idyllic enchanted forest.” For once, that’s not hyperbole.

The property, listed with Jeffery L. Welch of Brown Harris Stevens, is asking $3.875 million.

A pond surrounded by several trees and bushes.
A terrace with tiles, a wooden table, and trees.
A living area with a wood-burning fireplace, hardwood floors, and green walls.
A living area with a fireplace, hardwood floors, two chairs, and crown moldings in its walls.
A bedroom with a wood-burning fireplace, hardwood floors, beige walls, and a light grey rug.
A foyer with a wooden staircase and hardwood floors.