Welcome to 20 Lewis Place in Beverly Square West, a three-story Victorian on a fenced-in lot in a shady, family-friendly block. A driveway and detached garage accommodate two vehicles.
Enter this very private, oasis-like home through a front yard perennial garden and covered porch running the length of the building. Inside, a paneled foyer (original woodwork and stained glass) leads to a double living room and formal dining room, separated by pocket doors. The dining room fireplace is gas-fired, with a wood and artisan-tile surround.
The eat-in kitchen, recently renovated in farmhouse style, is equipped with a professional-grade American Range stove and other stainless appliances. The cream-colored subway tile is handmade from Mexico. Half-bath off the kitchen is floored and painted to match. Storage includes a pantry deep enough to store large kitchen equipment.
Wide window over the kitchen sink look out on backyard already set up for summer dining and play, including an ample deck with a green-striped awning. The back lawn of grass interplanted with red clover is flanked by raised vegetable beds and an abundant stand of healthy raspberry bushes. More raspberries and flowering perennials line the driveway.
The second floor has four bedrooms, two sharing a spacious walk-in closet with built-in bookshelves. The smallest bedroom is currently used as a home office, with built-in desk and bay window looking out on the treetops of the front yard.
Full bathroom with original claw-foot tub.
The third floor has one bedroom plus a sunny, vast open space with great potential as an exercise or artist studio, or children's play/craft room.
The full, floor-through unfinished basement is dry and well-lit, with full laundry.
Easy access to public transportation and community amenities. Close to the Q train; a bus stop is around the corner; and it's just two blocks to the shopping and destination restaurants on Cortelyou Road (The Farm on Adderly, Mimi's Hummus, and Purple Yam, to name just three). Also on Cortelyou: the Flatbush Food Coop, pilates and yoga studios, coffee and wine bars, and a Sunday Greenmarket!
Prospect Park and Parade Ground athletic facilities (covered tennis courts in winter!) are also nearby.