Prospect Heights is a coveted neighborhood, and with good reason. The area is located between two cultural giants: the Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. This also gets it close to Prospect Park, Barclays Center, and many subway lines. And the sandy streets give off charm. The nabe is more expensive, but our Deal of the Week, bright Prospect Heights 2BR at 233 Prospect Place # 2A, is a relative theft.
The Price: $ 725,000
The average asking price for a home in Prospect Heights is $ 1.2 million, according to the StreetEasy Data Dashboard. That puts our Deal of the Week nearly half a million dollars below average for the area, despite its generous size.
Buyers who reduce the 20% minimum down payment by $ 145,000 can expect monthly payments of $ 3,338. This includes a mortgage payment of $ 2,402 and maintenance of $ 936.
Why You Will Love It …
This Prospect Heights 2BR corner unit is full of natural light, thanks to windows in each room – a total of six, many of them oversized – with both south and west exposures. Lightweight hardwood floors and wide doors also add to the open and free feel.
Both bedrooms are accessible through the living room, which has plenty of storage, including built-in shelves and a wardrobe. The bathroom has been updated with marble finishes and a deep soaking tub, and the spacious kitchen has plenty of space for dining. It also has a dishwasher and washer / dryer (kiss goodbye those trips to the laundry!).
For those looking to spend time outside, this place is hard to beat. History Grand Army Plaza there are only three blocks away, which puts the Greenmarket, Prospect Park, and the Brooklyn Botanical Garden all within walking distance. In a few blocks you’ll also find beloved neighborhood eateries like Ample Hills Creamery and Olmstead. In addition, trains B, Q, 2, 3 and C are nearby.
… And Why You Can’t
One of the bedrooms in this Prospect Heights 2BR has no closet. It is staged as a cave in the list, but it could easily be used as a bedroom or home office. The unit is also located in an apartment building, but on the bright side it is only on the second floor. And the kitchen, though large and bright, could be upgraded a bit. But if you’re looking for a great find in a great Brooklyn neighborhood, be sure to watch the video on the list.