Photo courtesy of the Corcoran Group
Located in historic Lefferts Manor in Brooklyn’s Lefferts Gardens neighborhood, 67 Midwood Street is a well-preserved 1910 Romanesque Revival home that offers many options. Asking for $3,399,000, this six-bedroom residence a block from Prospect Park retained architectural details like arched windows with leaded glass transoms. An interior designer has completely renovated the historic townhouse; in addition to looking good, the house offers a one-bedroom garden level apartment with a basement playroom for extra income or expanded living space.
The house’s planted front garden frames an enviable two-part front porch. Stepping through the gracious ebony townhouse doors, fixtures throughout the house are brand new, providing a contrast to the original tiled floors and updated coffered ceilings. The open living and dining area is family sized and well lit.
The windows are new (in most cases). A jewel-like powder room is swathed in glossy lacquer and features a crystal chandelier.
In the kitchen, custom cabinet walls accessed by a bookcase ladder frame the room, while a central dining island anchors it. A vented Jenn-Air Pro Series range punctuates the soapstone worktops. Two dishwashers are ready and a large sink has a window to the garden with a leaded glass transom.
Located between the living room and dining room for precision entertaining, a wet bar offers a sink and wine fridge. Past the kitchen, a large, sunny breakfast nook that overlooks the neighborhood’s historic homes provides access to a terrace and the garden below.
On the first floor, among amenities such as a laundry room and a fully equipped laundry room, are the first two of the five bedrooms. The smaller of the two is currently used as a fabulously cheerful home office. The oversized master bedroom has built-in closets and a charming trio of windows.
Accompanying features in the master suite include a luxurious bath with a double shower enclosure, toilet with a Toto bidet, double sinks with surround mirrors, radiant heated floors and original stone countertops. The space expands further into a walk-in closet opposite the bathtub.
The top floor of the home is framed by exposed brickwork and a copper skylight with a motorized shade. A nod to history that is just as useful today: a functional laundry chute leads to the linen closet on the lower level. Two larger bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite bathroom, are connected by a smaller room currently used as a games room.
Back on the garden level is a one-bedroom apartment renovated with as much care as the triplex above. A private front porch entrance opens to a modern cloakroom with ample space to store and organize everything from boots to bikes.
The bedroom is king-size, with electric blinds, blackout curtains and a dressing room. An en-suite bathroom has heated marble floors, dual sinks, a Toto bidet, and a marble-topped walk-in shower.
Aft is a casual lounge with built-in banquettes for dining. A sleek kitchen features a vented gas stove, new appliances and plenty of storage space.
The landscaped garden to the rear of the house offers a bluestone patio and an artificial lawn surrounded by plantings. On the basement level, find a finished 400 square foot playroom with a sealed poured concrete floor. Also here there are cedar closets and an entire storage room.[Listing info: 67 Midwood Street at CityRealty] [Listed at The Corcoran Group by James Guimaraes and Andrew Westphal]
Photos courtesy of the Corcoran Group
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