The Market

The Open House Scorecard: Go prewar in Prospects Heights for six figures

By Sara Alessi  | May 6, 2013 - 11:05AM

The relatively low pricing, access to greenery and good transportation of Prospect Heights seem to have had their way with apartment-hunters this weekend. This edition of the Open House Scorecard--the 10 open houses StreetEasy users saved to their open-house calendars this weekend more often than any others--features an assortment of pre-war Prospect Heights abodes on the market for less than a million dollars.

On Prospect Place between Flatbush and Carlton Avenues, a $745k three-bedroom, two-bathroom prewar co-op (pictured) features 10’ ceilings, a decorative fireplace and whitewashed exposed brick, as well as built-in bookshelves. The apartment is convertible, and is currently configured as a two-bedroom plus home office/guest room, but the two back bedrooms could also become one large master bedroom. Prospect Park is a three-block walk, and the Brooklyn Museum and Botanical Gardens (did you see the cherry blossoms this weekend?!?) are also within walking distance. Plus, the building is steps from the express B, Q, 2 and 3 trains, and Fifth and Seventh Avenues provide lots of dining and shopping options.

About a block away on Park Place (between Flatbush and Vanderbilt Avenues), you’ll find a two-bedroom, one-bathroom prewar co-op on the market for $699k. The fifth-floor apartment is move-in ready and features an open, renovated kitchen. The bathroom offers double sinks, and the elevator building is within a couple blocks of the B, Q, 2 and 3 trains. It’s also close to Prospect Park, the Botanical Gardens and the Brooklyn Museum. Pets are welcome, and the building is equipped with a central laundry room, storage and a bike room, as well as a live-in super. 

Not far from there, on Butler Place and Plaza Street East, a prewar two-bedroom, one-bathroom condo is going for $560k. The walk-up apartment features a windowed bathroom with a clawfoot tub, French doors leading to the master bedroom, and a ceiling fan and parquet floors in the living room. There’s a brand-new laundry room and a center courtyard where trash containers are kept. Pets are allowed on approval.

For more prewar Prospect Heights units for under a million (or other apartments outside that neighborhood) check out the rest of the Scorecard below.

  1. 749 West End Avenue—2-bed co-op, $900k
  2. 215 West 90th Street—2-bed condo, $1.25m
  3. 230 Park Place—2-bed co-op, $699k
  4. 401 Hicks Street—3-bed condo, $1.2m
  5. 130 Prospect Place—3-bed co-op, $745k
  6. 14 Butler Place—2-bed condo, $560k
  7. 13 West 13th Street—2-bed co-op, $825k
  8. 232 7th Street—2-bed condo, $679k
  9. 411 15th Street—2-bed co-op, $540k
  10. 20 Pomander Walk—2-bed co-op, $875k

Related Posts

Moving to NYC? Here’s a crash course in finding an apartment here 

How to buy a NYC apartment

What’s included (and what’s not) when you buy a NYC apartment (sponsored)

Brick Underground articles occasionally include the expertise of, or information about, advertising partners when relevant to the story. We will never promote an advertiser's product without making the relationship clear to our readers.