Lovely, Light and Airy -- 233 Rutland Road.
Currently configured as a single-family home, 233 Rutland is a brilliant mix of Old-World charm and modern conveniences. Lovingly updated and restored by the architect/engineer owners, this two family Italianate has three exposures allowing light and air to filter through. 233 has two full floors of finished living space, a full basement, a sprawling flowered garden, front and rear bay windows, loads of original elements, a thoroughly modern kitchen, and updated mechanicals with Central A/C. And as a special Green feature, there's a 6.6kW Solar Power System generating enough electricity to cover your Summertime A/C bills!
Entering under the "233" emblazoned in gold script on the transom, you notice the quality restoration right away. Stepping into the parlor, you see the original oak flooring with Mahogany ribbon border. The two huge bay windows framed with classic pediment molding and soaring ceilings invite the sun in for warmth. Off the parlor and through the formal dining area lies the heart of the house: a thoroughly modern windowed Chef's kitchen. With tons of cabinet space, it features a stainless steel LG side-by-side refrigerator, a five burner LG gas range, Miele dishwasher and dark grey quartz counters. The key feature is a massive center island providing ample room for creating holiday meals for family and guests, or serving breakfast to the kids as you prepare for the day. Glass subway tiles form the backsplash and in a brilliant homage to the history of 233, an original Stained Glass window provides a touch of Old World elegance. Further back on the parlor level are two of the 6 bedrooms with views of the flowered garden. The same splendid details are here and one, currently being used as a TV room, has a beautiful bay window with banquettes for sitting and watching the birds go by. Plenty of storage closets are spread throughout the floor, and a charming full bath is the epitome of what this house is about. Subway tile walls, Moroccan tile flooring, and an arched window give a nod the building's heritage. A floating vanity with polished nickel faucet, Toto toilet and a multi-head shower create a designer bath for today's lifestyle. (The current owner is an Architect, so you know no detail was overlooked and everything was done right.)
The top floor has the sleeping quarters and continues the theme. The Master Bedroom overlooks the tree-lined street and floods with morning light. Attached to the Master, an ante-room awaits your fancy: make it the perfect study, home office or dressing room. Next to this, the au pair's room is ready as a guest suite or can be made into the walk-in closet of your dreams. Down the hall -- past more storage closets -- are two more bedrooms that will easily fit a Queen sized bed. One of the bedrooms features a bay window overlooking the garden. Also here, a former kitchen now makes the perfect craft room for school and art projects that need to be contained to one area...
The basement is clean and dry with concrete floors and 7'+ ceilings: it's ready to be converted into a fitness center, wine cellar, or Saturday workshop. The updated mechanicals -- including the Central A/C -- are here, awaiting your use. This is big: the cost of updating the electric, plumbing and other systems can add up in a hurry. And, as mentioned, the controls for the Solar panels can be seen, displaying the readouts of your electrical savings.
Located within the heart of the neighborhood on Rutland at Rogers, you are minutes to all the new and established shopping/dining Lefferts Gardens is becoming known for. Hop down to Nostrand Ave for dinner at Camillo restaurant, grab some biscuits and beer at Dale View and pick up a bottle of bubbly at Little Mo Wine, all less than a block away. Have a coffee and croissant at PLG Coffee House around the corner on Rogers Ave or venture four more blocks to Pels Pies (the best in Brooklyn) or Glou Wine Bar. Ix and Taqueria El Patron are a short stroll away on Lincoln Road -- stop and pick up your order as you walk to Prospect Park. Midwood Flats (classic burgers, brews and Bourbons), Lincoln Market, Erv's cocktails, and longtime local Caribbean favorite De Hot Pot are all in a 5 block radius and on your way home from the B/Q express train at Prospect Park. For those looking to commune with nature, the newly reopened Southern Gate to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens is right there. And of course, the crown jewel of Brooklyn -- Prospect Park -- is right at your feet. Commuting is a snap: both the Prospect Park Subway Station (B, S and Q trains) and Winthrop Street Station (2, 5) are less than four blocks.
Historic Prospect Lefferts Gardens has been called the "last affordable neighborhood with park views." Come see what that looks like!
Courtesy of: Douglas Elliman 187 Seventh Ave
Office Phone: 718.840.2000
Listing Agent: John Mazurek
Updated: 19th April, 2019 4:18 AM.
233 Rutland Rd Brooklyn, NY