This wood-frame, Colonial Revival-style house was designed by architect A. White Pierce and built circa 1905 by the T. B. Ackerson Company. Located in the landmark section of the Fiske Terrace Historic District, this home is on the corner of two tree-shaded blocks with landscaped street malls. This historic house was one of the model properties of the Fiske Terrace development; it was originally owned and occupied by Henry W. Ackerson, Vice President of the T.B. Ackerson Company.
The property spreads across .31 acres of land with rolling green lawn and giant oak trees. An iron fence encircles the entire property.
The home has brick on the first story and wood shingles on the second and third stories. The entrance portico is enclosed and features wood shingling, a gabled roof, and exposed rafters. The main entrance has double wood-and-screen doors.
When you enter the sprawling living space, look up at the grand staircase that wraps all the way around to the third floor. The first floor has a generous double formal living with wood-burning fireplace. There are many windows with southern exposure that let in ample natural light. The east end of the home features a bright and airy sun porch with tile floors and built-in bookcases. The west end includes an elegant dining room with fireplace and brass wall sconces.
The kitchen is large and charming, with room to eat in, a double sink, high ceilings, and plenty of storage, plus a half bath and laundry room.
Second floor has three oversized bedrooms, a nursery/home office, and a large full bathroom with double sink and separate tub and shower, plus additional half bathroom.
Third floor has three more spacious bedrooms and full bathroom with original claw-foot tub.
Home has all lovely parquet floors throughout.
Full basement with high ceilings (over eight feet). New boiler with circulating hot-water heat. (2003)
The two-car carriage house has a loft on the second floor with sloped ceilings, parquet floors, radiators, and an original bathroom with marble sink and claw-foot tub (waiting to be re-plumbed).
This is a one-of-a-kind home is — an amazing piece of property on one of the best blocks in the greater Ditmas Park area. Located near the landmark, fully restored Avenue H subway station (Q) and just a few blocks from Newkirk Plaza shopping, cafes, and express train (B). Convenient access to Brooklyn College.
This home is an absolute must-see.
|74 Wellignton Court
|March 9, 2017
|116 x 121
|2 car carriage house
|27' x 40'