The four-story brick double duplex at 1087 Prospect Place just East of the Kingston Avenue border of the Crown Heights' historic district opened for viewing in September 2007 (see earlier post) and sold in February 2008. The house was originally listed at $849,000, and sold at $798,000, according to information found on Zillow.com. Built in 1901, the house totals 3,600 square feet. A discussion with the owner revealed he will rent one duplex to three single renters and will occupy the other duplex along with his wife and child. He's in the midst of a complete interior renovation, including new walls, wiring and electrical. The home is on a tree-lined model block created in the 1960s with special street lights, sidewalks and traffic-calming bumps. The house is one block from the Brooklyn Children's Museum, in the midst of a multi-million dollar renovation and a five-block walk from either the #3 or C trains.
Written and photographed by Brian Major