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This dreamy Ditmas Park Victorian comes with an in-ground pool

By Mimi O'Connor | March 14, 2018 - 9:00AM 

There's something you don't see in Brooklyn every day.


It's hard to decide what to drool over first in this three-story house at 520 Argyle Rd. in Ditmas Park, née Victorian Flatbush. Listed for $2,785,000, the 4,025-square-foot Victorian has five bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. The house sold for $1,379,000 back in 2013, records show, and it has undergone a significant renovation since. 

The light-filled parlor floor has an open plan living and dining room, a unique Delft-tiled fireplace, and wood floors with inlaid design, as well as stained glass windows and pocket doors. The kitchen has a custom-poured concrete island, Carrera marble counters, radiant-heat flooring, and appliances from Wolf and Sub-Zero. 

The second floor has two equally-sized queen bedrooms and a full bathroom to serve them. Then there's the master bedroom, which has an en-suite bathroom with a double vanity. The master suite also has an enviable dressing room. 

The third floor houses the "family room," a large space for entertaining, with a 19-foot cathedral ceiling and a custom bar outfitted with a dishwasher, a bar sink, a Sub-zero wine refrigerator, and an ice machine. This floor also has two bedrooms and a full bathroom. The bathroom has two skylights, a claw-foot tub, and a waterfall shower.  

Outside, you'll find the in-ground, heated, saltwater pool with an automatic safety cover. There's also a cabana/studio with a collapsible glass wall, and a patch of grass. You can cool off inside with central air.

Nearby Cortelyou Road is bustling with restaurants and cafes, and the B and the Q trains are three blocks away at Newkirk Avenue. 



Mimi O'Connor

Contributing Writer

Mimi O’Connor has written about New York City real estate for publications that include Brick Underground, Refinery29, and Thrillist. She is the recipient of two awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors for interior design and service journalism. Her writing on New York City, parenting, events, and culture has also appeared in Parents, Red Tricycle, BizBash, and Time Out New York.

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