Traditionally Extraordinary.Built in 1905 by renowned architect Bejamin Dreisler in a Free Classical Style, 170 Stratford Road effortlessly exudes the architectural excellence which many buyers yearn for in Brooklyn. This 7-bed, 5-bath, 3908 sq. ft., fully detached home which sits on more than an acre of land in the heart of the Prospect Park South Historic District, is the premier prize for a job well done. The 3-story home with a finished sublevel and four exposures was immaculately maintained for this moment in time. Original architectural details accent each story and showcase their defined purpose. The main floor was designed to formally entertain. With a large chefs kitchen, breakfast room, dining room, living room, screened porch, and covered porched--which all look out or lead to the meticulous greenery surrounding the home--you and your guests will consistently be in scenes fit for Architectural Digest. The second and third stories of the home house the seven bedrooms, three baths, and a sprawling library/den. Each bedroom is sized to the perfection with great closet space. And the master bedroom, with an en-suite bath, is rich in character and truly an oasis for the master of the home. You truly have to see it.This architectural statement piece is in a neighborhood which many refer to as Victorian Brooklyn--for blocks the historic homes transport you to a time long gone. And, quiet tree-lined streets set the scene for the perfect location. Prospect Park South is served the B & Q subway lines and the BM3 and BM4 express buses. 170 Stratford Road has a private driveway that leads up to a 2 car garage, so theres no need to worry about street parking. Nearby youll find Ocean Parkway, Coney Island Avenue, the Prospect Expressway, the BQE, and BELT parkway, so whether you need to get to Downtown Brooklyn, Manhattan, or the airport, youre there in minutes. If you were looking for the classic home of your dreams, its here. Find your sweet spot.
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