Seize this once in a generation opportunity to own a magnificent secluded, free-standing 1870’s built double mansard carriage house with a massive garden tucked down a 5-car gated driveway on the largest residential lot in the Prospect Heights Historic District.
Step, pedal, or drive through a wrought iron gate down the newly resurfaced 5 car driveway and leave the bustle of the city behind you as you enter your own oasis of country tranquility. Featured in the Prospect Heights Historic House Tour, once part of a large notable family estate, this voluminous and rustic home has been lovingly lived in and maintained, and awaits it's next reimagining (conceptual renderings provided by NYC based design and build firm Hatchet/Overhead).
Slide open the massive original carriage house doors to find a cavernous 4 car garage; enter the open north and east-facing first floor with a direct sight line through oversized custom sliding glass doors to the massive private garden. This delightful open floor features lathe-turned original posts which once separated horse stalls, beautiful exposed beams and a floating wood-burning stove. This floor also offers a large laundry and utility room which could be easily relocated (to the garage) and integrated into the first level's kitchen, living and dining space for symmetry and style.
Climb the stairwell and you are struck by the astonishing scale of the 2nd floor's soaring 15 ft + ceiling heights (in some places 20 ft!) and massive exposed wood beams which elegantly span the 30 ft width of the house. Uniquely set back from neighboring houses with charming gardens surrounding, sun floods through 8 ft double paned windows from three directions, and from above through a central skylight. This flexible floor features 3 enormous bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a 2nd double-height ceiling living room. A library ladder leads to a loft, perfect for the weekend visitor or privacy seeking teenager.
Perched above the impressive bluestone patio and garden which includes flowering shrubbery, tall trees for privacy, and extensive plantings that bloom from early spring to mid-fall. The garden in of itself is of proportion that defies comparison!
This lovingly lived in historic home is unlike any other in Brooklyn, offering its next owners the opportunity to customize its generous and flexible open layout. This truly rare private and peaceful property located on what is often considered to be one of the prettiest blocks in Prospect Heights, you are just steps to the Q, B, 2 and 3 subways, a plethora of fantastic local restaurants, grocery stores and shops on Flatbush and Vanderbilt Avenues such as Milk Bar, Flatbush Counter, Union Market, within two blocks to Prospect Park and it's Green Market, BAM, and Barclay's Center. Move right in, or use your imagination and your architect to personalize this space for your own vision and dreams.
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