Classic Elegance, 163 Maple Street -- Premier Prospect Lefferts Gardens Address
Your chance to own a piece of history: this beautiful Limestone in landmarked Lefferts Manor has all the well preserved original details mixed tastefully with modern conveniences and mechanical updates -- an ideal home for you and yours.
Designed by the famed architect Axel Hedman in a classic neo-renaissance style, the layout is an exceptional example of the partially open concept: the entry hall leads past the spacious front parlor and opens up to a Grand central sitting room featuring original raised oak paneling and exquisite flooring. This design allows you to see outdoors from any point, and combined with the high ceilings and large windows, invites light and air to permeate throughout. The feeling is a very unique experience in row house living. Past the sitting room is a formal dining room with more of the well-preserved old-world finishes-- coffered ceiling, raised paneling, parquet flooring, a stunning bespoke wood mantle with hand tossed porcelain tiles-- plus a wonderful view overlooking the flowered backyard. A thoroughly modern and smartly designed kitchen is here as well, its custom-made Cherrywood cabinets and stone counters dovetailing well with the original design. Again, the outside is invited in through two large windows allowing views of the manicured landscape in your private garden. Topping off the first floor, a darling half bath is tucked neatly away for your convenience.
Up the oak staircase is more of the same, with the original stained-glass skylight brightening the way. The Master Bedroom features a decorative antique mantel with flowered chain ornamentation and has three large windows overlooking the flowered garden. The en suite bath is here, an homage to the original design featuring marble floors, a custom tiled shower and oversized vanity. An ancillary room is through another door and can be converted into a dream walk-in closet or kept as a bedroom. The main bath is down the hall, and it keeps with the style as well --mosaic marble floors, subway tile surround on the bath/shower installation, a marble mesa vanity, and a modern Toto toilet with European style bidet system. The front bedroom is King-sized and features a walk in closet with original breakfront cabinetry and its own bay window with treetop views. The 4th bedroom is next door, ready to be converted to a home office or guest suite --you choose!
Underneath it all is a full basement with 8-foot ceilings, another full bath and laundry. With casement windows allowing natural sunlight in, it's the perfect place for the game room, family playroom or workshop. There's plenty of room for bike storage, and with an entrance leading to the front, there's an ideal area for a mudroom allowing you to keep muddy shoes, dirty sleds and snow-covered boots from the main living area.
As mentioned, the location is ideal -- Maple Street is considered to be the premier street in PLG when it comes to architecture and cityscapes. Beautifully tree-lined, it is located near to everything the residents of historic Lefferts Manor crave: Pels Pies, Midwood Flats, Ix Latin American, PLG Coffee, Silver Rice and Bay Leaf are but a few of the world class eateries within three blocks. For those looking to commune with nature, the newly reopened Southern Gate to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens is right there as is Prospect Park. Commuting is a snap: both the Prospect Park Subway Station (B, S and Q trains) and Winthrop Station (2, 5) are less than four blocks.
Prospect Lefferts Gardens has been called the "last affordable neighborhood with park views." This is your chance to own a piece of history. Call for a showing today.
Courtesy of: Douglas Elliman 187 Seventh Ave
Office Phone: 718.840.2000
Listing Agent: John Mazurek
Updated: 19th February, 2020 1:00 AM.
163 Maple St Brooklyn, NY