22 Midwood Street
Flatbush Avenue and Bedford Avenue Lefferts Gardens
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This single family home in Lefferts Manor is as beautiful today as it was 100 years ago, when it was designed by Axel Hedman, one of the most prolific and productive architects at the turn of the 20th Century in New York City. His embrace of the ideals of Greek and Roman architecture started a movement away from the brownstone and red brick, shifting the preference in building materials to white limestone, pale brick, and marble. The classical motif carved into the limestone facade is one of the many examples of the craftsmanship used to build this home, from the bay windows to the wainscoting panels and coffered ceiling in the dining area. Other refined touches are the rosette moldings, pocket doors, the carved fireplace mantles, and the fine period built-ins in the sitting room. This single family home near Prospect Park, offers 6 bedrooms, 1 home office, and ample closet space, including a huge walk-in closet; 2.5 baths and the original pass-through that connects the bedroom suites. A truly unique feature that defines this home in the period for which it was built is the secondary maid's stairwell that connects the parlor floor to the upper level. In addition, the English basement is huge and lends itself to many versatile arrangements. The space in this single family home is a rare find in New York City at such a great value! Located in Lefferts Manor Historic District; a welcoming community with shopping, transportation (Q, B, S, 2, 5), a short walk to Prospect Park.
Runs from Empire Boulevard to the north, Clarkson Avenue to the south, Ocean Avenue and Prospect Park to the west and Nostrand Avenue to the east.
Brooklyn’s bedroom community, Lefferts Gardens, and its historic district, Lefferts Manor, have an array of architecturally diverse homes. The quiet residential neighborhood of Lefferts has architecture ranging in style, including Victorian, Neo-Renaissance, Romanesque Revival, Neo-Georgian, Federal and Tudor – a far greater variety than one finds in typical brownstone Brooklyn. These two-story, three-story and four-story homes were built from 1890 to the 1920s, whereas most of the detached homes were built a bit later, towards the 1930s and 40s.