Prospect Heights Brownstone With Wooden Burning Fire, Photo voltaic Panels Asks $3.75 Million
Located in the historic Prospect Heights neighborhood, this Neo-Grec has an abundance of original details and a renovation that includes some very modern amenities like solar panels and an integrated sound system.
The brownstone at 145 St. Marks Avenue dates back to 1883 when builder John Monas constructed a number of houses on the block based on the designs of architect Jeremiah J. Gilligan. No. 145 retains the carved details on the lintels and door hood that define the Neo-Grec style, and while the staircase has lost its original cast iron balustrade seen in the tax photo from circa 1940, the original remains Carved front door preserved.
The former single-family house was converted into a two-family house after its last sale in 2010 and has an owner’s triplex over a garden rental with one bedroom. The parlor level is rich in unpainted woodwork, including the new post staircase and door and window surrounds. There are also moldings, ceiling medallions, two slate panels, and wood floors.
The listing indicates that the fireplace in the front parlor is working. In the back of the salon floor, a modern kitchen with a mixture of dark wood and white cabinets and an island with stone slabs was separated from the dining room.
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Upstairs are two story bedrooms with a full bath and two bedrooms per floor. Three of the bedrooms have slate paneling and the largest has built-in bookcases, a vaulted alcove and a walk-in closet.
The bedroom with no mantelpiece is up the street on the top floor. It is equipped as a children’s room and its sloping ceilings and small windows (set into the trim of the cornice) are ideal for smaller household members. The room also has skylights and there is also an original stained glass light in the hallway.
Some details have also been preserved in the apartment at garden level, including another mantelpiece and wooden floors. It has an open plan living room and kitchen, exposed brick, and a washer / dryer in the kitchen island.
The outdoor area includes a wooden terrace next to the kitchen in the salon floor, which is large enough for dining, and a fenced garden with a stone terrace and an imitation lawn that is bordered by wooden planters.
In addition to the solar panels and built-in sound system listed in the listing, the renovation included central air, updated electrical and plumbing, and new wooden windows.
When the house was sold in 2010, it was $ 860,000. After the renovation, it is now listed for $ 3.75 million on Compass’ Shannon Eidman. What do you think?
[Listing: 145 Saint Marks Avenue | Broker: Compass] GMAP
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