Beautifully maintained History with Private Garage Parking-- 19 Rooms, 6 bedrooms, 3.5 Baths. 125 Maple Street, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn
In a word, Stunning. Refreshed, refitted and ready for you, this beautiful Renaissance Revival home designed by renowned architect Axel Hedman mixes exquisite original details with modern conveniences to create your own personal sanctuary. But don't let the fine details fool you-- 125 is solid: upgraded steel post and beam construction is in the basement along with updated mechanical systems insure you'll have a sound home for generations.
And with a Private 1 Car Garage on your property, you have direct, private access from your car to your home.
125 Maple is 25' wide and sits on a 30' wide lot, so you have almost 6,000 sf of that lovely sanctuary, and it shows from the moment you step through the leaded glass front door. Original Ionic columns lead from the entry foyer with an ornate mantel piece into the Grand Parlor featuring soaring ceilings and a huge bay window allowing light and air to waft through. Being a corner building, you have windows on all sides so cross breezes and sunlight fill the space. The Grand Parlor-- with carved pediments, raised paneling, original silver-backed mirror, gilded ceiling medallion and White Oak parquet with Mahogany inlaid flooring-- gives a small taste of all you'll find on this level. There's an ante-parlor with raised paneling and a domed study with gold leaf ceiling and leaded glass china cabinets. A half bath is tucked neatly away for convenience, and there's even a crystal glass arboretum for those with a green thumb.
One doesn't usually get too excited about basements, but this one is different. First off, you have a private wine cellar that you need to see to appreciate. The entire floor has 9 ½ foot ceilings and there are windows all around giving more natural light than some brownstone parlors have, and this pays off in the workroom. Currently used as an Artist's Studio, the workroom is a massive 750 square feet of limitless possibilities: woodshop, a rec room, or an amazing private "speakeasy" for entertaining. There's a laundry room on this level, a number of storage rooms, and the rear door leading to your patio and private garage are here. A spacious full bathroom featuring an oversized Jacuzzi Tub and exposed beam ceiling completes the picture.
Moving back upstairs, we find the heart of any house: the kitchen, and this one is built to entertain. The appliances are all stainless steel with a large Sub-Zero side-by-side refrigerator, a professional Thermador 6 burner stove with grill and restaurant style range hood and Bosch dishwasher. Bead board and glass door cabinetry is paired with granite counters and tile back splashes. There's room enough for a full sized breakfast table or for guests to mill around while the meal is prepared, your choice! If you like to barbecue, the private deck with sweeping neighborhood views is right there, and the formal dining room with 3 oversized windows is out the other door. Through the dining room, an impressive sitting room with a full bay window offering commanding treetop views awaits you and your guests for a pre-dinner aperitif.
The top floor has numerous bedroom suites, the jewel being the Master. At over 400 sf, it's the size of a Manhattan Studio apartment and has an antique stained glass skylight plus 3 exposures making it bright and airy even on the darkest days. The other bedrooms are all ample size, providing space enough for everyone's own "sanctuary."
125 Maple and its sister building 126 anchor what is considered one of the finest blocks in Lefferts Manor, and 125 is deemed the more impressive. Both feature Mediterranean roof tiles and elaborate bracketed cornices, numerous windows facing all four sides, and are finished with side bays featuring original leaded glass casement windows. In addition to all this, 125 al