Renovated PLG Limestone Asks $2.75 Million

In the Prospect Lefferts Gardens Historic District, this early 20th century row house was designed by prolific architect Benjamin Driesler and recently updated by a Brooklyn design-build firm. While the original architect gave the interior its moldings, wood floors, and mantels, a 2016 renovation by reBuild Workshop brought a renovated kitchen and central air.

The bow-front limestone at 127 Rutland Road dates to 1911, according to the designation report, and is one of a row of five. Driesler designed many homes in the neighborhood of single-family houses.

On the interior, the raised first floor has been reconfigured with a kitchen running across the back of the house. The below-grade basement has been opened up, an old floor plan shows, to create a large recreation room and laundry area. Upstairs are four bedrooms, including a smaller one that could work well as an office, baby room, or for storage as it is off the large street-facing bedroom.

Walls and moldings throughout the house are light. The white-painted mantel in the middle parlor surrounds a now decorative fireplace with a dark tile surround. The space is set up as a dining room and a wide doorway opens into the kitchen.

The original wood floors with inlaid borders continue into the new kitchen, which has a large island, white cabinets, and a breakfast nook with banquettes. There is a powder room and a pantry. A rear deck is accessible via two glass doors.

The three full baths, one an en suite for the street-facing bedroom, are renovated with modern wood vanities and white fixtures.

A horizontal fence rings the rear yard. There are broad steps leading down from the deck, a patio with room for dining, a bit of lawn, and a large tree.

Before the renovation, the house sold for $1.5 million in 2016. Listed with Compass’ Amanda Young, it is priced at $2.75 million. What do you think?

[Listing: 127 Rutland Road | Broker: Compass] GMAP

front parlor with recessed lighting

coat in dining room

dining area with mantels and wood floors

kitchen with white cabinets and large island

kitchen with wood floor and large island

banquette in kitchen

banquette in kitchen

kitchen with white cabinets

bedroom with bay window and wood floor

bay window detail in bedroom

bedroom with french doors

bedroom with wood floors

nursery with wallpaper

bathroom with wood vanity

batroom with wood vanity and gray shower tile

living room with recessed lighting on garden level

living room on garden level

laundry and sink on garden level

bathroom with black and white tile on garden level

rear façade showing rear deck off kitchen

rear deck with steps down to yard

rear yard with patio and a horizontal fence

rear yard with horizontal fence

bow front exterior of the house

floor plan showing three levels

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