290 Park Place is located on a tree lined street in prime Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. This recently updated two-family townhouse is on the market for the first time in over 45 years, and is move-in ready for its next owners. Every inch of historic detail has been preserved and the bathrooms and kitchen were recently updated with a keen eye to preserving the original details of this historic home. The facade of this Renaissance Revival-style house has finely carved details, including an emblem motif. The house contains the unusual feature at the stoop level of evaporating single and paired columns supporting three rusticated arches. The layout of the two family home is rather ideal, with a one bedroom garden level apartment below an owner's triplex.
As you enter the main entrance on the parlor floor, one feels like time stands still. The house has retained its 1890s character, suffused with a warm, honey-toned aura of oak and cherry wood throughout. A bench is framed by twin mirrors at the entry which flows into the oak paneled hall which leads to the dining room with an impressive breakfront and onyx mantelpiece and working fireplace, one of two in the house. The eye continues beyond this room into a spacious, multi-windowed extension, originally the summer dining room, and now the eat-in kitchen with new countertops, stainless steel appliances including a gas range, dishwasher and fridge. On either side of its interior threshold, narrow doors contained a dumb waiter and stair access to the kitchen below. The front and center parlors are divided by an oak fretwork screen that adds to the old-world charm of the door.
As you head upstairs, the second floor and third floors each have two large bedrooms and a full bathroom. Historic details such as penny tile and claw foot tub and unusual stained glass windows in the hall bathroom add to the overall charm. Its cupid image is made of paper pressed between glass and was originally in a house across the street. The third floor features a beautiful stained glass skylight allowing natural light to flow into the house. The laundry room is located on this floor as well, containing plenty of space for folding clothes and storage of supplies.
The garden apartment, with access from the street level has a gas range and with a classic antique hood over the range, one full bathroom and access to the garden. This apartment allows you the flexibility to rent out the unit or take the entire house for yourself! The extra deep 131ft lot means that even with the extension, the garden at 290 Park Place offers ample space for entertaining and landscaping in all seasons!
290 Park Place is conveniently located in the heart of vibrant Prospect Heights, close to Vanderbilt Ave’s premier shops and restaurants. Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, and the Brooklyn Public Library are all at your fingertips. The 2/3/B/Q subway lines are readily accessible, including the newly updated Eastern Parkway-Brooklyn Museum stop with elevators.
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