Extraordinary 35-ft wide English Revival w/ Attached Converted Carriage House & Double Car Parking
The Belle of Albemarle Terrace! You will fall in love with this one-of-a-kind 35' wide English Revival Townhouse with attached carriage house and two-car parking on what Time Out magazine called "one of the most charming and unique blocks in Brooklyn." Designed by architects Slee & Bryson and built in 1917, this rare gem has just undergone a complete renovation by the owners.
This unique property is the grandest home in the Kenmore-Albemarle Terrace Historic District of Victorian Prospect Park South, a quiet cul-de-sac of Georgian Revival townhouses. Over 3,500 square feet of thoughtfully renovated modern townhouse living space offers six-plus bedrooms and four full baths across 4 finished levels, including a full finished basement with bedroom and full bath - as well as parking for two full-size cars. In short, the convenience and low maintenance of townhouse living with the spaciousness and functionality of a large Victorian.
1st Floor: The charming "sentry house" entryway is framed by hand-crafted ionic capitals and restored leaded fanlight, welcoming you into a grand living room with a sweeping arch over the freestanding wood-burning fireplace with original mantle. Passing through the double arched alcoves to either side of the fireplace you enter the old carriage house that has been transformed into a sun-filled family room with painted brick and original tin ceilings. The formal dining room retains the charm of original wainscoting, china cabinet built-in, and a large triple window. The newly renovated chef's kitchen features Carrera marble countertops, Viking six-burner range, generous cabinet space, and a 60' refrigerator/freezer. The kitchen, dining room, and family room all have access to the expansive double lot width wrap-around patio garden, perfect for indoor/outdoor entertaining.
2nd floor: You have the choice of two separate master bedrooms with ample closet space throughout, one large bedroom occupies the full footprint above the carriage house with windows north and south, the other master bedroom with three walls of windows overlooks the back garden. The second floor offers two additional bedrooms, each with walk-in closets, two beautifully renovated baths with marble counters, and all-new fixtures. New laundry facilities are conveniently located on this floor.
3rd Floor: Perfect for a guest suite, the third floor boasts two bedrooms, one full-sized with sunny south-facing windows, the second bedroom faces the garden and could easily convert to a home office.
Lower Level: The basement has undergone a complete renovation and can be accessed by interior stairs or a full-width exterior stairway from the garden. This space offers an amazing amount of natural light, with a variety of windowed recreation rooms, a full bathroom, and workspaces, with updated mechanicals and loads of separate storage space.
Located in a quiet corner of Prospect Park South just 3 blocks from the southeast corner of Prospect Park, with a skating rink, tennis courts, athletic fields, and playgrounds. Just two blocks to concerts at the beautifully restored King Theater. 20 minutes to Manhattan from the Q & B trains at Church Avenue.