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The Tara of Prospect Park South

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This historic home is located on one of the most desirable streets in Brooklyn on Marlborough rd & Albemarle Road.
This Colonial Revival-style home was designed by architects Robert Bryson and Carroll Pratt, both of whom designed numerous homes in Prospect Park South.
The two-story front porch has fluted Ionic columns, large Palladian dormer, and one-story entrance portico with Doric columns. The portico cornice is decorated with an unusual Gothic form.
This gracious home has 18 rooms, 8 gas and wood-burning fire places, with their original ornate mantels and original decorative dental and ornate moldings. There are leaded and stained glass windows throughout the house.
The first floor has a double parlor, formal dining room, sunroom, and eat-in kitchen.
The center hall features a large decorative spiral bridal staircase with an original stained glass skylight.

The second floor has a master wing, with a large bedroom, a dressing room with with all original built-in cabinetry, large original bathroom with pedestal sink and claw-foot tub, and indoor and outdoor porches.
There are two additional bedrooms, each with their own private bathrooms, plus home office that leads to a private porch.
There are walk-in-closets with built-in cabinetry in all the rooms.The home is a legal two family:First floor has a kitchen and dining room. Second floor has a large living room with 7 curved windows with stained glass uppers and a full bathroom.
Third floor has four bedrooms and full bathroom, plus a rooftop deck with amazing treetop views.

Full basement with high ceilings, gas heat.
This is a one-of-a-kind home with amazing detail, original craftsmanship — so much to see.
The home with the right amount of tender love and care can be restored back to its original grandeur.


Neighborhood:Prospect Park South
Address:1440 Albemarle Rd
Selling Price:Date Closed:July 29, 2015
Listing Price:$2,450,000Lot Size:100 x 130
Year Built:1901Driveway:yes
Bathrooms:6Basement:Full basement
House Size:48 x 60
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