Stunning Four-Bedroom Prime Kensington Townhouse- only four owners in its history including John McDonald (McDonald Avenue) and Scholastic children's author, Ruth Chew. This four-bedroom limestone with two full and two half baths is situated on a quintessential Brooklyn tree-lined side street just blocks to the leafy green expanses of Prospect Park and Greenwood Cemetery. Built in 1915, the two-story townhouse is set on a 20 x 100 foot lot and has been used exclusively as a single-family home, but is a legal two-family. Passing through the mud area entryway, an exquisite foyer showcases brilliantly detailed original wood columns and doors opening to an expansive and bright living room. Featuring oversized updated windows, a reading nook and a spacious parlor leading into an equally spacious dining room, this house is perfect for gatherings and entertaining. Separated by pocket doors, the formal dining room is adorned with striking original period wallpaper and stained glass transom windows, a chandelier, ornate built-ins and room for a large dining table with ample seating. Additionally, the parlor floor boasts a half bathroom and an updated kitchen with custom wood cabinetry, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances including a hooded Wolf 5-burner cooktop and Bosch dishwasher. The back door from the kitchen leads out to a serene and sprawling garden with bluestone patio! A classic bannistered staircase leads you to the upper floor which brandishes four bedrooms with soaring ceilings and crown moldings throughout, oversized windows, two full baths, generous closet space, and updated vented skylights. The English basement, with a separate front entrance, has an updated laundry room, additional half-bath and new hot water heater. The remainder of the basement space is partially finished and provides ample space for storage. It is currently used as a workout and music area, but could easily be converted into guest quarters, an office or media room. With its truly alluring original hardwood floors, moldings and columns, updated electric service and wiring, and dual zone central AC, this bright and well-maintained townhouse with its open and inviting layout is a rare gem. this bright and well-maintained townhouse with its open and inviting layout is a rare gem. It strikes the perfect balance of a peaceful backyard oasis with the neighborhood mainstays of restaurants, grocery stores, coffee shops and the F/G trains just moments from your doorstep. PLEASE NOTE: OPEN HOUSES ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

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Listed by Mara Ingram of Compass

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