398 Westminster Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11218
398 Westminster Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11218
398 Westminster Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11218
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398 Westminster Rd
Brooklyn, NY 11218

Flatbush

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Description

This elegant, semi-detached two-family Victorian with a classic front porch is configured as a spacious 3 bedroom duplex with backyard access and 2 outdoor decks, over a lovely and well-maintained 2 bedroom apartment on the ground floor. This house can either be left as it is currently configured, with an income-producing rental and a beautiful primary unit with access to the backyard, or it could easily be occupied as a luxurious single-family home.

The duplex apartment occupies the 2nd and 3rd floors and has plenty of room to entertain friends and family. With 3 exposures, the whole apartment is bright throughout the day. The stunning living room has 4 windows plus a door leading onto a front deck. Both the living room and deck look onto a stately Catalpa tree that is covered in beautiful white blooms in late spring. The chef's kitchen has lots of space for you to spread out and cook all your favorite dishes. It has custom cherry cabinets, ample counter space, a glass backsplash, stainless steel appliances, and room for a breakfast table. Feel like eating your breakfast outside? A door leads from the kitchen to a back deck and stairs down to the backyard. There is also a bedroom and bathroom on this floor.

On the top floor, the light-filled primary bedroom has three windows and a dramatic vaulted ceiling that echoes the shape of the roof-line. The second bedroom is exceedingly charming, with two windows and little nooks for reading or play.

The lovely ground-floor apartment has plenty of historic detail, including original woodwork and moldings. It has a huge eat-in chef's kitchen with loads of storage and counter space, white cabinetry, black countertops, and stainless steel appliances. A generous bedroom (formerly a formal dining room) leads to a large master bedroom that has room for an office or nursery.

The basement has a washer and dryer and a good ceiling height if you want to build a playroom or exercise room there. The house is well-maintained and has a brand new roof under warranty.

This is a super-prime Ditmas Park location, just off of Cortelyou Road with all its delicious restaurants including the Farm On Adderley, Mimi's Hummus, Lea, the Castello Plan, Qathra, and the Purple Yam, along with the Flatbush Food Coop, the Public Library and the B&Q Trains.
Listing by: Compass

Home Details for 398 Westminster Rd

Year Built
1910
Parking
No Info
Price/Sqft
$610
HOA
None
Heating
No Info
Cooling
No Info
Outdoor
Patio
Laundry
No Info

Interior Features

Interior Details
BasementAdditional StorageNumber of Rooms: 11Types of Rooms: Dining Room, Family Room, OfficeStorageVaulted CeilingCeiling Fan
Levels, Entrance, & Accessibility
Stories: 3Floors: Hardwood
Appliances & Utilities
Cable ReadyDishwasher
Windows, Doors, Floors & Walls
Double Paned Windows

Exterior Features

Exterior Home Features
Roof: Shake ShingleBarbeque AreaDeckExterior: Shingle Wood BrickGardenPatio
Parking & Garage
Parking: On Street

Days on Market

Days on Market: 63 Days on Trulia

Property Information

Year Built
Year Built: 1910Year Updated: 1910
Property Type / Style
Property Type: TownhouseArchitecture: Queen Anne / Victorian

Price & Status

Price
Price Per Sqft: $610

Lot Information

Lot Size: 2,500 sqft

Price History for 398 Westminster Rd

Event DetailsPrice
11/03/2021
Pending
StreetEasy
$1.59M

10/06/2021
Listed For Sale
StreetEasy
$1.59M

02/27/2017
Sold
Public Records
$1.45M

07/22/2015
Sold
Public Records
$1.2M

04/24/2015
Pending
Agent Provided
$1.2M

04/24/2015
Listed For Sale
Agent Provided
$1.2M

03/03/2000
Sold
Public Records
$280K

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Property Taxes and Assessment

Year2020
Tax$7,831
Assessment$1,572,000
Home facts updated by county records

Price Trends

For homes in 11218
$981,702
Typical home value
This home: $1,595,000 38% above
$1,561
Typical Home Value by sqft
This home: $610 156% below
Price trends provided by third party data sources.

Neighborhood Overview

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What Locals Say about Flatbush

At least 1072 Trulia users voted on each feature.
  • 92%
    There are sidewalks
  • 90%
    It's walkable to grocery stores
  • 85%
    It's walkable to restaurants
  • 84%
    It's dog friendly
  • 74%
    Streets are well-lit
  • 60%
    People would walk alone at night
  • 60%
    Kids play outside
  • 54%
    There's holiday spirit
  • 52%
    They plan to stay for at least 5 years
  • 44%
    There are community events
  • 42%
    Yards are well-kept
  • 38%
    Neighbors are friendly
  • 33%
    It's quiet
  • 32%
    There's wildlife
  • 30%
    Car is needed
  • 21%
    Parking is easy
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  • Trulia User
    "Just down the street there's delicious authentic Caribbean food you cant really find anywhere else in NYC."
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  • Trulia User
    "Enclave for all, welcoming. Many different holiday celebrations. People tend to be really great around the holidays - much more welcoming and proactive with neighbors than everyday."
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  • Trulia User
    "They will like that there’s many parks in the areas and a lot of open space . It’s a very dog friendly neighborhood overall "
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  • Trulia User
    "It’s unique because I’ve lived here for over 15 years. There’s no other place like it the parks, bars, shopping areas, transportation etc. Plus there’s new buildings in the making so that should be interesting to see, wouldn’t wanna be anywhere else but in Brooklyn! "
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  • Trulia User
    "they like too much , i saw a lot of dogs owner hanging my area . i love dogs and my daughter likes dog. sometimes i saw the dog owners , they don't clean dog's poo , it makes me feel very bad but i don't like to say anything to dog's owner if i say anything , it's become trouble so i just want to keep quiet "
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  • Trulia User
    "Commuting from my area of Flatbush is relatively easy. The Q train, B41, B103, BM1,2,3,4 are nearby. "
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  • Trulia User
    "Good neighborhood. Very rich in culture. I particularly enjoy that it’s in close proximity to Prospect park and many other neighborhood attractions. "
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  • Trulia User
    "Every other neighbor owns a dog sometimes multiple. Dogs are able to walk leash free. Though picking up after dogs are not followed so much. Also we have many perks for dogs to run around in in the 1 mile radius there are at least 3 parks. "
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  • Trulia User
    "It’s a really diverse mix of cultures and people. It’s lively but also quiet and residential. I would recommend."
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  • Trulia User
    "There are trains and buses everywhere. Means of transportation is not hard to find. The 2 and 5 train are right here in Flatbush. The B41, B103, B6,B8,B49, etc is what you can catch in Flatbush"
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  • Trulia User
    "There is a large contingent of families that live here. Many kids on the street, lots of new parents. Decent amount of day care facilities. "
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  • Trulia User
    "Halloween parade by Abermale road and Cortelyou road summer movie night. Farmers market every Sunday all year long at Cortelyou road. "
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  • Trulia User
    "There are a lot of children in the neighborhood. There are also good schools and parks in walking distance from either schools or housing. "
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  • Trulia User
    "Community friendly and great for kids to grow up. Some very good schools. Close to all sorts of transportation. I love in Ditmaspark though. So part of the whole Flatbush area. Lots of pets too. Cars are a problem. Not a lot of parking. "
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  • Trulia User
    "Public transportation is easily accessible in my neighborhood. And a few blocks away from another train station also. "
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  • Trulia User
    "They would like that there’s a lot of space to walk their dogs and near by stores for pet foods. They would probably not like the fact that some buildings are not pet friendly. "
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  • Trulia User
    "The neighborhood is very dog friendly, you see people walking their dogs all the time. Prospect Park is dog heaven!"
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  • Trulia User
    "My commute to downtown is an easy commute because am close to the subway and the different busses to make all connections if I have to which is very convenient."
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  • Trulia User
    "Easy subway access. Roughly 15 minute commute to Manhattan. Multiple lines available within 15 minute walk of each other."
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  • Trulia User
    "I lived in the neighborhood for 27 years, nice area with some negatives. Public transportation is easy to get to but the parking sucks. Prospect park is right there, there is also a lot of restaurants in the area as well."
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  • Trulia User
    "About school because the neighbors don’t have a good school that’s why I spent my money in private school "
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  • Trulia User
    "I see a lot of dog owners walking their dogs on our street. No children are playing around but men tend to hang out on certain street, so I would say that dog owners might not like it."
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  • Trulia User
    "Prospect park is no where near 201 Linden Blvd. I lived on Linden for 29 years and Prospect is a good 15-20 minutes away."
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  • Trulia User
    "Great!! But is dirty and unsafe, mounts of garbage and homeless people in the street, especially by the subway, I don’t recommend this place on less you have businesses going on here. If I have the means to move out of here I would’ve have move already."
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  • Trulia User
    "Prospect park is near and it’s great for the whole family, transportation, shopping area, pharmacies, urgent care centers, hospitals are all in the area. Also, flatbush is also diverse. "
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  • Trulia User
    "Very convient neighborhood, plenty of families and friendly people. The location is great on transportation to the city as well"
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  • Trulia User
    "It’s culturally full, you will find all kind of people and good restaurants, Shops some good bars and mainly close to prospect park."
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  • Trulia User
    "There are plenty of dogs in the neighborhood so it’s a great way to socialize. Also the opportunity to seek care or help for your pet is easily accessible. "
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  • Trulia User
    "There are a lot of restaurants and cafes in the neighborhood. It’s nice. But things are still rough. There are still gangs, drug dealers and shootings in 2020 "
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  • Trulia User
    "My neighborhood has great access to restaurants, the commute is great and it’s lively and fun. There are doctors offices, supermarkets and dentists close by."
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  • Trulia User
    "Most of it, we have prospect park near and I think it compensates everything, must of church ave is dirty and to many homeless day in night out."
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  • Trulia User
    "Not a ton of grassy areas unless your building has a courtyard. However the sidewalks are wide and the neighborhood is close to Prospect Park! 10-15 min walk from Church and Nostrand. "
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  • Trulia User
    "I’ve lived in this neighborhood all my life and everyone looks out for each other. Whether it’s having friends as neighbors or even returning mail to the right address "
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  • Trulia User
    "Thanks, this environment help me grow. But now it’s time to move up on like the Jeffersons & get a pent house lol"
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  • Trulia User
    "Paying careful attention to the children teach them values keeping a clean environment in the neighborhood because it is do you neighbors teach your kids to respect other people’s properties"
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  • Trulia User
    "community events, labor day,Puerto Rican day parade, voting stations ethnic mixture. many restaurants "
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  • Trulia User
    "There are a couple of street fairs in the summer time that makes me feel special about this neighborhood. "
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  • Trulia User
    "Public transportation is great and everything is here including great foods and cultures and there is alot of grocery stores including a target not too far away"
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  • Trulia User
    "Lots of good Jamaican, Trinidadian, Haitian, and Dominican Food. We also have Thai, Sushi, and Indian. Like most Bk neighborhoods we have good Chinese spots for takeout. Labor Day Parade is a fun time but lots of potentials for gang related shootings. Neighborhood is centrally located to trains, Prospect Park, and you can easily get downtown. If only the prices would be more affordable for the people who grew up here. By design we are leaving and looking to buy elsewhere. Safety is not an issue for us, we know people here. It’s a shame we have to leave and new people come in, reading these comments to know if it’s safe. Short answer: Not really. You may not get shot or robbed but you won’t feel safe for a while until you start to know people. "
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  • Trulia User
    "Prospect park offers a variety of live shows and events throughout the year, there are street fairs on Flatbush and other cultural events throughout if you keep your eyes open and ears to the ground. TONS of food options and the neighborhood is only adding more variety as the years pass. Library branches nearby and so much more! Convenient transit to NYC and the beach or Coney Island - also close to Barclays and accessible to downtown... truly a GREAT place to be."
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398 Westminster Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11218 is a 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2,613 sqft townhouse built in 1910. 398 Westminster Rd is located in Flatbush, Brooklyn. This property is currently available for sale and was listed by StreetEasy on Oct 6, 2021.