Simple Yet Elegant Neo - Georgian Townhouse1880 BEDFORD Avenue, Prospect Lefferts, NY, 11225, USA
If you like simplicity and elegance this is your chance to own one of Prospect Lefferts most coveted beauties, a semi-detached neo-Georgian Brick townhouse, renowned in the neighborhood for brightening and beautifying the corner at Bedford and Rutland in Historic Lefferts Manor. Designed in 1923 by architects Slee and Bryson and built by the Frederick B Norris Company in 1924, this 3,800 square foot house comes with a separate parking garage, a walled-in private courtyard garden, and lush wrap around garden with cascading roses and Japanese wisterias. This special house features a stately brick facade, angled slate roof, is laid...in Flemish bond and surrounded by a metal fence and period posts. Note the magnificent stone arched entrance. The house has been beautifully updated. Every inch of the house from top to bottom has been loved and cared for. Throughout the house features high-end finishes, midcentury lighting and touches of modern classics. The classic design is timeless and the decor welcoming. Inside, an original French door opens into the center hall. Here, the wide living and dining rooms each showcase a set of tripartite windows facing east. The living room also features two double hung South facing windows that flank an original wood-burning fireplace; the 4 x 4 1920’s tiles were designed by Ernest Batchelder. In the dining room a Broadway linear crystal chandelier swings from an oversized decorative plaster ceiling medallion, replicated from another house in the Manor. Throughout original crown and picture rail moldings are still intact as are the inlaid ribbon trimmed floors. All woodwork trim is embellished in decorator's white and the walls in satin neutral greys and whites. All wood floors have a natural patina and the glass knob doors were stripped and finished in linseed oil. A town and country kitchen on the rear extension was designed by the previous owner/architect and custom built with brick tiles. The design is so iconic. In 2009 the kitchen was updated with Carrera marble counters and stainless steel appliances. The museum quality Professional Garland Range--which functions beautifully--remains untouched and is ready for the next chapter wherever that may lead. The upstairs duplex features four bedrooms, an office/library, and a gorgeous sunroom with twelve casement windows. There are also two completely renovated center hall bathrooms, one on each level. The original stained/leaded glass windows have been lovingly restored. The redesigned primary bathroom is drop dead gorgeous. It showcases waterworks, a soaking tub, Cesame Farm Basin and British faucets. Off the hallway to the left is the bright and super spacious media room, originally built as a library. The original French door here leads out to a spectacular Carolina room, dripping with sunlight also overlooking the lovely bluestoned perennial garden. The bead board ceiling here is painted in sky blue, the wide plank floor is original. A rarity in the city, this oasis is perfect for morning coffee, and mimosas, candlelight dinners too. At sunset the views are breathtaking. Downstairs on the lower level the owners refurbished and enhanced the space. The open concept includes polished concrete floors, and exposed beams original to the home, a stunning spa bathroom, private laundry room, and a storage room with shelving. Mechanicals are in working order and mini-split air conditioners are on every floor. 1880 offers style, grace, beauty, plenty of natural sunlight and your very own private parking. It is in prime Lefferts Manor, the main portion of the PLG historic district-landmarked in 1979. The location is awesome and the quaint little town neighborhood offers a plethora of amenities: shopping, bars, restaurants, Prospect Park and the Q/B Subways. The commute to midtown Manhattan is less than thirty minutes. The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is ten minutes away and the farmer's market at Grand Army Plaza and World-class Brooklyn Museum are twenty minutes away.
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