Townhouse pick of the week

This thoroughly updated Prospect Lefferts Gardens house has a rental apartment for income

By Mimi O'Connor | December 13, 2018 - 3:00PM 

Do you think the facade is distinct or distracting?

Nest Seekers 

Prospect Lefferts Gardens is known for its blocks of lovely limestone buildings, but 392 Fenimore St., a gut-renovated, two-family just listed for $1,590,000, cuts a distinctly modern profile. (This is what it looked like before its makeover.) 

The 2,880-square-foot five-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath has hardwood floors, floating stairs, central heating and cooling, and a washer/dryer. 

The owner's duplex kitchen has an island, marble countertops, a walk-in pantry, and stainless steel appliances. A dining room provides access to a deck, which leads down to the yard below. 

In addition to the back yard with seating and planters, the townhouse has a roof deck.

The three bedrooms are on the second floor. The master bedroom has a walk-in closet, with a private en suite bath. The other two bedrooms share a full bath and balcony.

The one bedroom rental on the garden floor features an open-concept living room and kitchen. It has a full bathroom with dual vanity sinks and a walk-in shower. The yard can also be accessed from the apartment. (The bathroom here seems to be still in-progress.)

The townhouse is two blocks from the Winthrop Street stop on the 2 and 5 trains. Notable spots nearby include Kings County Hospital, and Prospect Park to the west. 


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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