210 Stratford Rd - Ditmas Park, New York
Lovingly restored and renovated by two artists, this 1902 Victorian located in a prime Ditmas Park location captures the meaning of home. Originally a 1-family, this 2-family house has many unique features rarely seen in the neighborhood. A mix of original details and modern design elements culminates to an ideal living space. The spacious first floor features a living room with a triple bay window looking out onto the private front porch and the original fireplace mantel. The dining room has a southern exposure with another row of four windows. The modern kitchen has a Bluestar chef's range and a Bosch dishwasher and is located next to the dining room, and the large backyard. Cooking is a great pleasure in this room with southern and western exposures. Off the kitchen, before the hidden staircase to the back of the house, is a built-in daybed surrounded by bookshelves. A space of quiet luxury in a fast pace city invites you to slow down and have a cup of tea, an intimate conversation, or a little rest. A renovated bathroom with the original stained glass and a soaking tub is a wonderful place to rejuvenate. Another large room currently being used as an office could function as a bedroom, study, or TV room. The second floor has three bedrooms with a possibility of converting to a fourth. The master bedroom has four southern windows and an original curio closet. The beautiful master bath has a sky light, a soaking tub with southern unobstructed views, a separate shower and warming towel rack. The second bedroom has two points of entry, two windows and a closet. The second renovated bathroom has a modern bath and shower and great storage space. The third bedroom, currently being used as an artist studio, has an impressive eight windows! Surrounded by trees, this light filled room is a dream space with many layout possibilities. The kitchen for the rental unit is located on the second floor but could easily be converted to a fourth bedroom. The third floor has three bedrooms and a bathroom with a shower. The house has a Mitsubishi split high efficiency AC heat pump system for the first two floors, Runtal radiators, original parquet floors, original wood doors, high performance Loewen Douglas-fir windows, and a brand new ADT alarm system. Fenced with gates, this large backyard is a private oasis. Trees and flower gardens line the perimeter of this large backyard. With no house directly behind the house, there is direct western light onto the yard and the large deck with built-in seating. This home is located one block from all of the shopping, cafes, bars, and restaurants on Cortelyou Road and two blocks to the Parade Grounds in Prospect Park. A few minutes walk to the Q train at the Beverly Road stop. Every once in a while, a house grabs you...this is one of those homes.
This listing courtesy of Brooklyn Hearth Realty