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In Prospect Park South, a Six-Bedroom Colonial Revival With Backyard Asks $3.5M

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Combining classic details with a modern kitchen and spacious backyard.

A two-story Colonial Revival home with a white paneled facade and Doric columns in its porch. Photos: DDreps for Tay Kim of AK in the BK, Courtesy of Compass
Price: $3,459,000
Location: Prospect Park South, Brooklyn

Back in 1979, the Landmarks Preservation Commission described the Prospect Park South Historic District as “a quiet and refreshing turn-of-the-century enclave” within Flatbush. Today, that description remains very much accurate: The suburblike area is filled with rows of Colonial Revival, neo-Georgian, and Tudor Revival homes, each (for the most part) boasting neat lawns, plenty of shrubs, and a long driveway. 197 Rugby Road, between Beverley and Albemarle Roads, follows suit. But lest you forget you’re in the city, the Q train at Beverley Road is just a two-minute walk away.

Specs: 6 beds, 3 baths, 4,812 square feet, 0.14 acres

This landmark Colonial Revival home, designed in 1906 by architects Slee & Bryson, is full of elegant details, from the original Doric columns on the front stone porch to the stained-glass windows, coffered ceilings, and built-in shelving inside. A large foyer opens to a fireplace and an even larger living room, while a renovated kitchen, dining room, and breakfast nook sit toward the back. A wood-paneled staircase leads to three bedrooms on the second floor and three more in the attic. There’s also a finished-basement recreation area and an ample backyard with two seating areas.

A living area with several windows, hardwood floors, two planters, a round coffee table, and a beige couch.
The airy, massive living room measures over 25 by 21 feet.
A foyer with stained glass, hardwood floors, and a nook with a seating area.
Feast on the stained-glass windows in the foyer and near the staircase.
A dining area with a rectangular wooden table, three windows, coffered ceilings, and hardwood floors.
A bright dining room comes with built-in cabinets and bay windows.
A porch with Doric columns and a small seating area.
The spacious porch features original Doric columns.
A large bedroom, hardwood floors, base moldings and five windows.
The master bedroom comes with multiple casement windows, a bathroom, and a dressing room.
A backyard with a tree, several plantings, a wooden fence, and two seating areas.
The backyard comes with a wooden fence.