Peeking out amid the lush canopy of trees hugging verdant Rugby Road, this beautiful turn-of-the-century 7BR/2.5BA home in historic Ditmas Park showcases a sprawling three-story floor plan with abundant natural light and space to work from home, unique original details, a shaded front porch overlooking the manicured garden, a spacious backyard and a landscaped private driveway leading to a full-sized garage. The delightful home was built in 1910 and lovingly maintained by the current owner for more than one-third of its history.
A charming front porch welcomes you to the large parlor entryway where a decorative fireplace, brass chandelier, ornamental molding and original stained glass set the tone for the architectural interior which has been used in multiple film shoots over the years.
The adjacent living room is embellished by a carved wood pier mirror and bay window that looks out onto the front yard. Continue to the formal dining room where handsome wainscotting, a stained-glass transom window and elegant fireplace with glass and wood clad mantel complement any intimate dinner party.
Cook up family favorites in the sun-filled kitchen boasting multiple windows, a brick accent wall, ceiling fan, stainless steel appliances including a microwave and dishwasher, ample cabinet space, room for a center island, a windowed eat-in dining nook, powder room and laundry room with storage cabinets. The laundry room opens to a back porch and sizable fenced and gated yard, your blank canvas for spring gardening, summer cookouts and lounging in the sun.
Illuminated by stained glass windows on each level, an exquisite wooden staircase leads to the second floor where you will find four large, well-lit bedrooms with generous closets and built-ins, a black-and-white tiled bathroom with stained glass window and pedestal sink, and a linen closet. The front bedroom is currently being used as an office and features bay windows with calming tree views, while two of the additional bedrooms are equipped with marble wash basins.
Upstairs, the finished attic is occupied by three cavernous bedrooms and a windowed bathroom with clawfoot tub and wall sconces. The largest, front-facing bedroom makes an ideal primary with alcove windowed seating area and a ceiling fan. One of the two remaining bedrooms is currently an office but might be designated as a bedroom, craft room or library.
Rounding out this striking home are solar panels, an irrigation system in the architect-designed front garden, split ducts in the kitchen and living room, and multiple upgrades such as Andersen Windows, replacement of the lead water main, and relatively new roof and boiler.
In addition to the private driveway and garage, bicyclists will delight in the scenic bike path leading right from the front door to the beaches of Coney Island. Choose from multiple subway lines nearby including the Q at Cortelyou Rd, the B/Q at Newkirk Plaza and the F at Flatbush Ave. Walk to Prospect Park, the Tennis Center and Kings Theater, and even closer to home, the weekend morning story time at Cortelyou Library, the year-round Sunday morning farmers market, and the new tot lot are just a block away, among the plentiful shopping, dining, grocery and service options on Cortelyou Rd. A picturesque slice of convenient suburban life, minutes from the excitement of the city.