Extraordinary American Craftsman home Ditmas Park's Historic District with In-Ground swimming pool! This landmark home was erected shortly after the turn of the 20th Century with a distinct, Neo-Tudor/Bungalow design by Harry Grattan, known as a "builder of artistic cottage houses?" and is the only one of roughly 400 homes in the District with this unique design! With 13 Rooms, 6 Bedrooms, 4 Wood Burning Fireplaces, 7 Stained Glass windows and an uncommon back yard retreat, this remarkably spacious home with Private Driveway is a Rare Gem indeed! The main level showcases an expansive Living Room, wonderful for entertaining friends and family, featuring a massive, wood-burning fireplace with decorative oak mantle, rich wood moldings with impeccable craftsmanship, refinished oak flooring, graceful stained glass windows, and a grand staircase with ornate carvings. Beyond the living room through the grotto-like, stone archway, is the Dining Room with a second and equally impressive fireplace, coffered ceiling and wainscoting. The chic, galley kitchen is newly renovated and features graphite Corian counter tops, a sleek glass tile backsplash, white cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. There is also, a convenient, renovated, full bathroom on this level. Beyond the dining room and through elegant, leaded glass doors, is the home's tranquil, Solarium with oversized windows, a perfect place for Sunday brunches or evening cocktails. The solarium overlooks a back yard oasis with spectacular mosaic tile, In-Ground Swimming Pool and Hot Tub! With some TLC, you'll be having Summer days filled with fun BBQ's, sunbathing and frolicking in the pool and crisp Fall evenings with a relaxing soak in the hot tub! The second level of this magnificent home, offers 4 relaxing bedrooms of generous proportion, one with a fireplace and another with an adjoining, sitting room which may be perfect as nursery or den. A large, European style, bathroom on this level features original tile work with pedestal sink, shower stall and separate soaking tub. The third level provides 2 more, bright bedrooms one which spans the full width of the home with a fireplace and 2 walk-in closets, an aqua blue and white tiled bath, and a kitchenette for whimsical, late-night snacking. The full, English basement with great ceiling height, has been framed and roughed out with pool shower and partial bath in place, awaits the new owner's finishing touches, and may serve as a fun home theatre, recreation room and/or gym. The private driveway can accommodate your and your guests' cars. Recent upgrades include a new Spanish tile roof and gutters, new windows, new gas boiler and hot water heater, upgraded electrical panel and 220 wiring and refinished oak floors. Located near Prospect Park, Brooklyn College, the Kings Theatre, Milk and Honey Café and Ox Tavern on Newkirk Avenue and acclaimed restaurants and Farmers Market on Cortelyou Road. Nearby transportation including the B/Q subway at Newkirk Plaza Mall and local and express buses on Ocean Avenue, put this wonderful residence just 40 minutes to Midtown Manhattan.
Listing Agent: Loretta M Nastasi-Rivera
Courtesy of: Douglas Elliman 187 7th Ave
Office Phone: 718.840.2000
Updated: 20th January, 2018 11:28 AM.
994 Ocean Avenue Brooklyn, NY