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Restored Renaissance Revival townhouse in Prospect-Lefferts Garden asks $2.95M

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The ornate house has a ton of period details

A living area with Ionic columns, hardwood floors, bay windows, and a chandelier. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman

In its 1979 designation report, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) described a row of houses on Prospect Lefferts Gardens’ Maple Street as the city’s “finest examples to display the influence of the White City Movement” (or City Beautiful Movement). The movement was inspired by the uniform, white, and classically-inspired buildings from the Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893.

One of those stately houses is now for sale: 125 Maple Street (between Rogers and Nostrand avenues) just listed for an asking price of $2.95 million. Back in 2018, the three-story home listed with a $3.5 million price tag.

Designed in 1909 by architect Axel Hedman, the Renaissance Revival house has an Indiana limestone facade with decorative ornaments and Spanish tile in its roofs, the LPC report says.

Inside, the 5,964-square-foot home has other period details including original Ionic columns, an ornate mantel, bay windows, stained glass windows, a skylight, a gilded ceiling medallion, and mahogany inlaid floors. There are also six bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, a deck off of the kitchen, a wine cellar in the basement, and a crystal glass “arboretum” (or garden area).

The property is listed with John Mazurek and Renata Thomas of Douglas Elliman.

A foyer with hardwood floors, a wooden staircase, and Ionic columns.
The house’s foyer with Ionic columns and other elegant period details.
A bedroom with hardwood floors, a small bed, a rug, a beige couch, and several windows.
One of the house’s bedrooms with several windows.
A bathroom with a small stained glass window and hexagon floor tiles.
One of the house’s bathrooms with a small stained glass window.
A dining area with hardwood floors, a large table, and a chandelier on top.
The house’s dining area.
A kitchen with beige tiles, white cabinetry, and a door that leads to a deck.
The kitchen has a door that leads to a deck.
A deck with wood floor panels and two seating areas.
The deck outside of the house’s kitchen.