If you want to shop in Brooklyn, consider Prospect Lefferts Gardens. This sub-radar neighborhood along the eastern edge of Prospect Park has many large brown rocks and plenty of restaurants. And prices tend to be lower here than in others park-adjacent neighborhoods. Take for example our Agreement of the Week: 135 Hawthorne St. number 5A. This spacious, sunny Prospect Lefferts Gardens 1BR has a lot of charm and smart layout that includes a home office.
The Price: $ 499,000
The media asking price for a home in PLG is $ 875,000, according to the StreetEasy Data Dashboard. That puts our Deal of the Week at nearly $ 400K below average for the neighborhood. The price is even more impressive when you calculate the size of this place: 935 square feet!
Buyers who have submitted the 20% minimum down payment of $ 99,800 can expect monthly payments of $ 2,457. This includes a $ 1,757 mortgage payment and a $ 700 care fee – fairly low by New York standards.
Why You Will Love It …
Size matters! This Prospect Lefferts Gardens 1BR spans more than 900 square feet, spread over multiple rooms and corridors. This is not such a place where you need to push dining and housing into one corner. There are actually two different, separate areas usable for eating! This means that one could instead become an office, without having to save space.
The bedroom is huge: It can easily match a king-size bed, as well as other furniture. It also has three discoveries, two oriented to the north and one to the west. Abundant windows are a theme for this unit, in fact. The unique layout allows windows facing several different ways a lot of light throughout the day. There are also no closets here. There are two in the lobby alone, plus one in the bedroom, one just outside the bedroom, and even a linen closet in the bathroom. That should be some sort of record for Deal of the Week.
Finally this home has a lot of charm. Look at the arched doors, built-in closets and parquet floors: quietly! And everything is in co-op with a lift and laundry, which is just a block from Prospect Park, right next to the lake.
… And Why You Can’t
The listing for this Prospect Lefferts Gardens 1BR does not show photos of the full kitchen. So it’s hard to say what you’re working on in that regard. Apparently there is no dishwasher, and the fridge is in the dining room, which is not a great sign. But with so much space, this could easily be addressed with some simple renovations.