This property is no longer available to rent or buy. This description is from July 27, 2017
Top-floor sanctuary on the Park! This spectacularly situated two-bedroom apartment in a converted c.1898 Montrose Morris mansion just south of Grand Army Plaza and overlooking historic Prospect Park has just come on the market. There is nothing cookie-cutter about this layout! Drama awaits in the east-facing living room. The three-window bay is a year-round wonderland of trees and sky. Warmed in winter by the wood burning fireplace with restored original mantel, this room has graceful dormers and gracious proportions. Vented laundry, the vintage bathroom and a large coat closet are accessed here. The center kitchen is the creative cook's playroom: lit by an oversized operable skylight, there's an island/breakfast bar, a vented range, and generous cabinetry and countertops for you to spread out and show off your culinary skills. Each bedroom has a closet and glorious west-facing light; one is furnished with a hand-crafted bunk bed. The deck off the master bedroom is over 150 square feet and an inviting retreat from the day's tumult. Glimpse a sunset, serve a meal or relax with a novel. Hardwood floors, restored door hardware and high ceilings all add to the appeal to this apartment. And, a steel beam on the roof will allow for the installation of central air. This five-unit, DEBT-FREE self-managed building is one of several grand mansions that flank Carroll Street. Proximity to the farmer's market, the main branch of the Brooklyn Library, the Botanic Garden, the Brooklyn museum and express trains is exceptional.