A dutch inspired colonial where farms once existed
Brooklyn’s remarkable transformation from a rural borough to a sprawling metropolis in the 1920’s is evident in East Flatbush
- Status: Available
- List Price: $485,000
- Street: Schenectady Ave
- Location: East Flatbush
- City: Brooklyn
- State: NY
- Zip Code: 11203
- Web ID: CRG1101
- Property Type: Colonial
- Square Feet: 1,108
- Beds: 3
- Baths: 3
- Year Built: 1925
- Annual Taxes: $2,251
on Schenectady Ave
If you want walk up brownstone row housing, you go to Bed Stuy.
But if you want an authentic suburban lifestyle without leaving Brooklyn, you’ll find it in East Flatbush.
This free standing dutch inspired colonial home embodies the cultural departure in the 1920’s from Victorian style architecture to Craftsman style, where home design intentionally brought families together.
And this architectural style was perfectly suited to replace what had formerly been farm land to house the borough’s growing middle class population.
Enter this home’s front door and it invites you into the living room, where you can either ascend the stairs to the bedrooms or continue straight into the over sized galley style kitchen.
But just before the kitchen is the door leading to the finished basement and second entrance to the home from the side yard outside.
Inside the basement is a full bathroom, in addition to several rooms that can serve storage and other household needs.
One of the best things about colonial style homes is how easy they are to remodel.
The current owner made a number of helpful changes. One of the best alterations was installing a backyard basement entrance which few homes of its kind have.
Even the backyard was transformed to entertain large gatherings, complete with outdoor storage room, cabinets and prep area counter tops.
And the possibilities for transforming this 2 1/2 story home’s finished basement, attic, parlor floor and upstairs bedroom quarters are endless.
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