There are solely a handful of photographs of the inside of this single-family Prospect Lefferts Gardens row home, however there are sufficient to point out some intriguing authentic particulars, together with fretwork, mantels, a pier mirror and pocket doorways. Within the historic district, 160 Midwood Road is on a leafy road a number of blocks from Prospect Park.
Developer William A. A. Brown constructed 30 homes right here, 15 on all sides of the block, all designed by architect George Lawton. Brown was busy on the 2 blocks of Midwood Road within the historic district between 1898 and 1899, finishing two and three-story homes he marketed in 1900 as “trendy in each specific.”
Within the homes designed by Lawton, 4 totally different designs have been blended within the rows with a little bit of Romanesque and Renaissance Revival types on show. No. 160 is Roman brick with limestone trim, a full peak rounded bay and a few restrained ornamentation together with an incised foliate element on the basement degree and a cartouche on the parlor degree.
Whereas restricted, the photographs of the 20-foot vast home present the anticipated format on the parlor degree with entrance and center parlors divided by a fretwork display screen and wooden mantels in each rooms. The bay within the entrance parlor has stained glass panels and an authentic pressured air vent is seen within the room, which may be useful in including central air to the home.
Along with an Ionic columned mantel, the center parlor has wainscoting and a powerful authentic stair. There’s one other mantel within the rear parlor in addition to pocket doorways which open to a kitchenette. It isn’t pictured, however might be a handy perk for entertaining.
The ceilings on the parlor degree seem to have misplaced some peak and particulars comparable to crown molding, coving and coffered beams.
The primary kitchen is in its conventional spot on the backyard degree, however once more, it isn’t proven. The ground plan reveals a reasonably spacious windowed room and the itemizing notes it’s ready for a brand new design. There’s an adjoining full tub with laundry in addition to a mud room with entry to the rear yard.
The road-facing eating room is proven; it has wainscoting and a columned mantel with mirror. The itemizing mentions that the unique built-in china cupboard is unbroken, as is the butler’s pantry.
Upstairs are three bedrooms, and the ground plan reveals the entrance and rear bedrooms are joined with a passthrough, though there isn’t any point out of intact marble sinks or built-ins. The total tub isn’t proven so, just like the kitchens, some updates could also be so as.
The home hasn’t been in the marketplace in many years. Presently listed with Suzanne Forrester of Suzanne J. Forrester Actual Property, it’s priced at $2.2 million. What do you suppose?
[Listing: 160 Midwood Street | Broker: Suzanne J. Forrester Real Estate ] GMAP
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