Property Description for 145 Maple Street
Located on arguably the most desired block in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens historic district, this twenty foot wide limestone townhouse is hitting the market for the first time in many decades. Designed by Axel Hedman who is responsible for creating some of Brooklyn's most beautiful Brownstones and buildings, this row of Limestones are potentially his most famous and well known. Built in 1909 this is truly an iconic Brooklyn townhouse and rarely do any on this block ever become available.
This is a home that needs someone to come in and make it into a modern day masterpiece, it is filled with amazing original detail and charm and has all the potential in the world to be transformed into a show stopper. The Parlor floor is huge, bright and airy. You'll enjoy a massive formal living room with a beautiful ornate marble fireplace, built-in book shelves, original window and door moldings and original hardwood floors throughout the entire house. You'll love the pocket doors that lead to a formal dining room with coffered ceilings, another beauty of a fireplace and wainscoting. The back of the first floor is the kitchen and while completely functional does need a renovation. There is a staircase that leads to a wide open basement, this space can easily be finished and made into anything you could imagine, there are 8 foot ceilings and a front and back entrance, please note that the square footage listed does not include the basement. There is also a large backyard measuring 20x53 and will be an oasis for its new owners.
The top floor features three bedrooms and two bathrooms, the primary suite is huge and filled with sunlight and has a gorgeous fireplace, this space could also easily be combined with one of the bathrooms to create a truly special en-suite. The second bedroom is also large and features another fireplace, the third bedroom is a nice size and has a door that leads to a large roof space that would be a perfect outdoor option once completed. Maple Street between Bedford and Rogers is truly one of the most special blocks in Brooklyn, it has been voted Greenest Block in Brooklyn many times and is what you think of when you think of an iconic Brooklyn block. You are only a few minutes from Prospect Park, you are a couple of blocks from the 2/5 train. Access to everything you need whether it be by bike or public transportation is at your fingertips. This is an opportunity to purchase a townhouse and create the home of your dreams.