85 Argyle Rd - Ditmas Park, New York
Prospect Park South developer Dean Alford, set forth to create a neighborhood and 'illustrate how much natural beauty can be incorporated within the rectangular limits of the city.' One hundred and ten years later, the landscaping and sense of community has flourished into one of the most sought after neighborhoods in Brooklyn. One block south of the Parade Grounds and two blocks south of Prospect Park, 85 Argyle Road is an oasis in the city. Designed by Arlington Isham in 1907, this Simplified Free Colonial style house has a highly desirable layout and stunning period details. The enclosed porch offers three seasons of enjoyment and entertaining. The open parlor has coffered ceilings, extra wide windows, a wood burning fireplace and built-in window seating perfect for a grand piano. There are three pocket doors on the first floor offering intimate dining and lounging experiences. The living room has two exposures, parquet floors and opens to the parlor and dining area. The dining room has period stained glass, three windows, a decorative fireplace, coffered ceilings and wood paneling. The updated kitchen has granite counter tops, stainless appliances, a built in pantry and a door leading to the backyard. The helpful butlers pantry gives additional storage and ease of hosting. The bathroom has a convenient but discreet location. The second floor has three bedrooms and two baths. A charming sleeping porch for warmer months is directly off one bedroom. The master bedroom has 5 windows and an en suite bathroom with separate shower and soaking tub and views of the 100 year plus cherry tree. With five bay windows, a decorative fireplace, views of another Cherry tree, the third bedroom makes an excellent in-home office. The third floor has three bedrooms, a full bathroom and extensive storage. The private backyard and carriage house offer intimate entertaining opportunities for the weekends when a slower pace is desired. There is also private parking for you and your guests. Located near an emerging restaurant and cafe scene of Church avenue, there are several new, award winning restaurants. Prospect Park South has an engaged neighborhood association with several celebratory events throughout the year. Close to transportation and the city but tucked away in time and comforts.
This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman