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This wonderful historic home, located in the prized Crown Heights Historic District extension (designated by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission in 2015), is one of many Row houses built by the prolific architect, Alex Hedman of Brooklyn circa 1901.
A beautiful reflection of the Renaissance Revival style, 1072 Prospect Place boasts many original period details that define its distinctive elegance and classic character. Original inlaid hardwood floors, original woodwork (never painted over!), fretwork and
millwork, built-ins, pier mirrors, lovely fireplace mantles and other original features are in excellent condition and exude old world charm throughout.
The spacious building with a 19x48' footprint, front courtyard, historic wood and glass door and cornice, and a full-height round projecting bay adorned with foliate scrolls makes a magnificent statement on a historic tree-lined block.
The gracious 2,902 square feet of interior space is comprised of 3 stories and a basement, affording unparalleled living comfort in the heart of coveted Crown Heights North. Allowances exist to extend or build an additional 2,093 square feet if desired. A large private fenced rear garden provides peaceful enjoyment for relaxing and entertaining
Over the decades, the current owner has lovingly maintained the home and preserved its special details; however updating is required by the new buyer seeking to create a customDream home that melds history with modern style. The location is exceptional, steps from Brower Park, mere minutes to Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Children's Museum, the Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Prospect Place was also part of a pilot program to create a 'superblock.' Designed by I.M. Pei. The renovations to the street, which remain largely intact today, represent a notable effort in urban planning. The goal was 'to reinforce the neighborhood's quiet residential character through widened sidewalks with attractive square pavers, new trees, and the installation of round concrete planters that doubled as benches. They made access to the block limited. They also called for raising the Prospect Place street bed as a traffic-calming measure, and for the installation, on both streets, of modern lamp posts with globes. Prospect Place was chosen because it was intact, beautiful, somewhat isolated and, most importantly, filled with strong and proud community-minded homeowners. The result was a park-like block that encouraged neighbors outside to congregate with each other.
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