The Ditmas Park home of your dreams is here, ready for you.
523 Rugby Road is a prominent Ditmas Park Queen Anne Victorian, recognized as one of the neighborhood's most iconic properties. Perched on the corner of Ditmas Avenue, on a premier block, this stunning home offers a rich historical exterior, as well as quintessential features that today's sophisticated buyer desires; including an expansive wraparound porch with a gas hook-up for grilling and ample outdoor seating areas, stunning architectural details and an open interior layout ideal for today's modern lifestyle. There is an efficient gas fireplace in the living room, streaming light with picturesque views from every window, as well as a renovated contemporary design, with Central AC and smart home technology.
With two entrances and two driveways—one on each side of the property—as well as a garage, and large private, fenced front yard, 523 Rugby has impressive curb appeal and over 5300 sq. feet of generous living space. The three main floors of the house have an excellent layout, including five bedrooms, three living areas, a one-of-a-kind home library, and 4.5 bathrooms. A second living area on the lower level makes for an ideal “mother-in-law suite” including a generously sized bedroom with decorative fireplace, separate office, high ceilings, a spacious open living room, laundry room, as well as a charming, exposed stone wall.
On the parlor level, a gracious foyer welcomes you inside to an expansive open concept living area. There is both a family and formal living room, as well as a separate formal dining room, wonderful for entertaining. The large kitchen has an ideal layout, with a dining nook, ample countertop and cabinetry space, and stainless-steel appliances, including two dishwashers. A convenient powder room sits off the kitchen.
The extra wide staircase leads to four large bedrooms on the 2nd floor, including a graciously designed primary bedroom with a decorative fireplace, stained glass windows, enormous walk-in closet, and an ensuite bathroom with a luxurious glassed-in shower and soaking tub. The other bedrooms are equally impressive, with plentiful space, gorgeous light, large custom closets, and numerous windows.
The one-of-a kind third floor is truly incredible. With magnificent wood paneling throughout, an enormous library and media room, floor to ceiling built in bookshelves, elaborate salvaged doors and stained-glass frames, this may be the floor you spend the most time on! There is another large bedroom, a private office, and a state-of-the-art laundry room on this floor.
This entire property was renovated down to the studs in 2007 and carefully restored and updated to combine its original splendor with a contemporary feel that makes this home unique in Ditmas Park. The mechanicals are new, and the roof and structure are in excellent condition.
Located in one of Brooklyn’s best neighborhoods, Ditmas Park, a charming urban oasis 25 minutes from Downtown Manhattan. With highly rated eateries and boutiques right around the corner on Cortelyou Road, great supermarkets, and the express B and local Q trains two blocks away—this location can’t be beat.
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