Updated 14 hours ago
In contract
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn | Carlton Ave & Vanderbilt Ave
12 Rooms6 Beds3 Baths3,760 Square FeetMulti-Family

floors / apts4 / 2
Lot Size20'x131'
Built Size20'x47'
Building TypeTownhouse
RE Taxes$14,115
Price Per SF

Listing Features

  • Original Details

Outdoor space and views

  • Backyard
  • Balcony

Building Amenities

  • Voice Intercom
  • Playroom

Property Description

169 Prospect Place is a handsome 20' wide by 47' deep townhome that sits on one of Prospect Heights's coveted 131' deep lots. Timeless grandeur blends with modern conveniences in this sprawling home, which is currently configured as a grand scale owner's upper triplex and a garden level one-bedroom apartment with home office. The home has been thoughtfully renovated in a way that blends perfectly preserved original details such as marble mantlepieces, parquet and inlaid flooring, exquisite mahogany woodwork, full height pocket doors, and decorative plaster moldings. Modern upgrades include: integrated central air throughout the entire home, chef's grade kitchen with hood that vents out, and side by side washer/dryer that also vent out. There is also a powder room tucked away under the Parlor stairs for use when entertaining. The Parlor floor has soaring 12' ceilings and offers a seamless flow into the large eat in kitchen where there is direct access onto the back deck which overlooks the impressive, lush 80-foot-deep backyard. Appreciate the lofty flow of this level or divide it up for privacy with the use of the original beautifully preserved pocket doors. There are two mantled fireplaces on this floor. The primary floor has 2 wonderful large bedrooms with original inlayed wood details, molding, 2 original fireplace mantles, a generous pass-through dressing area with sinks (available for re-installation), and a large renovated primary 5 fixture bath. The rear bedroom gets great light and accesses an outdoor balcony. The top floor features two large bedrooms with cedar dressing area in-between, both of which have flexibility of use for bedrooms or home office. There is also another fully renovated bathroom, 2 fireplaces and a washer/dryer. Beautifully preserved oak woodwork continues throughout on the top level. The garden apartment has a renovated kitchen, 2 fireplaces, sitting room and home office (or nursery). The oversized bedroom has a deep walk in closet, and direct access to the garden. 169 Prospect Place is located on one of Prospect Heights's most coveted treelined blocks - with all the conveniences on Vanderbilt Avenue at the corner - home to Michelin star restaurants - Olmstead and Faun to name a few. Additionally there is a plethora of specialty shops such as The Mermaid's Garden, Prospect Butcher Co. and Mille-Feuille Bakery Cafe. You are only a 5- minute walk to Grand Army Plaza which is at the mouth of Prospect Park and also where the famous Saturday Farmers Market is located. Transportation is also seamless with Citi bike and the 2, 3, B and Q subway lines all within minutes of your front door.

Listing History

Contract Signed by Leila Hansen
Douglas Elliman
Initial Price by Leila Hansen
Douglas Elliman

Building Details

Building TypeTownhouse
Service LevelVoice Intercom
Year Built1931
Learn More About the Building

Transit and Citi Bike


7 Av
0.11 miles
Grand Army Plaza
0.21 miles
Bergen St
0.27 miles
Clinton-Washington Avs
0.44 miles


Atlantic TerminalLong Island Rail Road
0.44 miles

Citi Bike

Carlton Ave & St Marks Ave
0.07 miles
7 Ave & Park Pl
0.13 miles

Prospect Heights | Brooklyn

Quick Profile

Prospect Heights is a small residential neighborhood surrounded by big attractions. It’s rich in culture and offers the perfect blend of old Brooklyn charm and modern-day hipness. 

Residents of this tight-knit community include young professionals, families and long-time residents. It’s a walkers paradise - just steps from Prospect Park and a short walking distance to neighborhoods like Downtown Brooklyn, Fort Green and Clinton. You’re close to culture too. Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Library, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Barclays Center are all nearby.

Prospect Heights is bordered by Flatbush Avenue to the west, Washington Avenue to the east, Atlantic Avenue and Dean Street to the north and Eastern Parkway to the south.

Prospect Heights, like many areas of New York City, was first inhabited by indigenous tribes and eventually settled by the Dutch and turned into farmland. 

A significant part of the Revolutionary War was fought in Prospect Heights and the surrounding areas. Known as the Battle of Brooklyn, it was the first military engagement following the Declaration of Independence. Things didn’t go so well for American forces so they retreated and the British occupied Manhattan for several years after the Battle of Brooklyn.

In 1867, the opening of Prospect Park caused major housing growth in Prospect Heights. The middle-class neighborhood was soon populated by Jewish, Italian, and Irish workers. Many of which were shop-owners or employed as laborers in nearby factories.

Housing in Prospect Heights includes single-family row houses, historic townhouses, co-ops, and new luxury condos. The median listed price for a 1-bedroom in Prospect Heights is $680,000 with an average price per square foot is $944.

The neighborhood's commercial artery runs along Vanderbilt Avenue and Washington Avenue. The variety of businesses adds to the charm of the neighborhood. They include bars, pubs, restaurants and mom-and-pop stores of all types. The shops and eateries are a perfect alternative to the big-name attractions that bracket the neighborhood. It's a little bit of everything in this neighborhood. 

Subways are plentiful in Prospect Heights. Its proximity to Manhattan is another perk of the neighborhood. It's about a half-hour train ride. The B, D, N, Q, R, 2, 3, 4 and 5 subway lines all serve the Atlantic Avenue/Barclays Center station. 2, 3, 4, B and Q trains cover the neighborhood and the A and C trains are nearby too. 

All information furnished regarding property for sale, rental or financing is from sources deemed reliable, but no warranty or representation is made as to the accuracy thereof and same is submitted subject to errors, omissions, change of price, rental or other conditions, prior sale, lease or financing or withdrawal without notice. All dimensions are approximate. For exact dimensions, you must hire your own architect or engineer.
OLR ID: 86280TH