Updated 4 days ago
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn | Carlton Ave & Vanderbilt Ave
12 Rooms6 Beds3 Baths3,500 Square FeetMulti-Family

floors / apts3 / 3
Lot Size20'8"x131'
Built Size20'8"x43'
Building TypeHouse
RE Taxes$2,574
Price Per SF

Listing Features

  • Original Details

Building Amenities

  • Courtyard

Property Description

On a beautiful tree-lined block, this grand historic home, located in the prized Prospect Heights Historic District (designated by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission in 2009), is one of three brick Row houses built circa 1901. Owned by the same family for over 50 years, this four-story home is ready for its new owner. The spacious building is almost 21 feet wide, with a 20.83 x 43’ footprint on an atypically deep 131 ft lot. There is a large front courtyard, historic wood door, original cornice, and a full-height angular bay adorned with terra-cotta moldings. The spacious home is a full 3,400 square feet of interior space, not including the basement, with allowances to extend or build an additional 2,183 square feet if desired. The ground/garden level was recently renovated and has the eat-in kitchen in the rear of the house and a large private fenced garden that provides peaceful enjoyment for relaxing and entertaining Outdoors. The parlor level has impressive 11+ ft high ceilings and is currently configured with the kitchen overlooking the garden and the bedroom in the front parlor. The third floor has beautiful arched moldings and is set up as two bedrooms separated by a wet bar, while the fourth floor has a kitchen, a full bath, and three rooms, including an office or nursery space. The expansive basement, which extends the full footprint of the building, can easily be used as additional storage. The family has lovingly maintained the home and preserved its special details; however, updating is required to create a custom dream home that melds history with modern style. Currently, the family lives in the house on separate floors that can easily open up and combine into an owner's triplex over a garden rental. Live in the garden rental and transform the upper three floors into the home of your dreams, or create an owner's duplex with two rental units. The possibilities are endless. A beautiful reflection of the Neo Grec and Queene Anne style, 200 Prospect Place boasts many original period details that define its distinctive elegance and classic character. Original parquet floors, a pass-through marble sink, lovely fireplace mantles, and other original features exude old-world charm throughout. Located between Vanderbilt Avenue, aka Restaurant Row, and Carlton avenue, on a quiet street, the location can't be beaten. To begin with, the B and Q trains around the block at 7th Avenue and the 2/3 at Grand Army Plaza. Then, all the events are available at the Barclays Center and BAM within a few minutes of walking distance. Cross Flatbush avenue, and you are in Park Slope with all the 7th and 5th Avenue shops. The best part is the two-minute walk to Prospect Park. While enjoying this spacious home, living in a quiet and sublime neighborhood, you can still have that sense of city life surrounded by the best Brooklyn offers. And did I mention the extremely low taxes at $2,574 a year? The home is being sold AS-IS.

Listing History

Initial Price by Ronit Abraham

Building Details

Building TypeHouse
Year Built1899
Learn More About the Building

Transit and Citi Bike


7 Av
0.13 miles
Grand Army Plaza
0.18 miles
Bergen St
0.34 miles
Clinton-Washington Avs
0.44 miles
Eastern Pkwy-Brooklyn Museum
0.5 miles


Atlantic TerminalLong Island Rail Road
0.5 miles

Citi Bike

Carlton Ave & St Marks Ave
0.13 miles
Bergen St & Vanderbilt Ave
0.16 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: 87663TH