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Century-Old Prospect Park South Home With Hidden Pond To Join $2 Mill Club

916 Albemarle Road. (Photo from Pinterest via Curbed NY)
916 Albemarle Road. (Photo from Pinterest via Curbed NY)

A landmarked home on Albemarle Road sporting a backyard Koi pond is on the market, set to join the burgeoning $2 million club in Prospect Park South’s historic district.

The 3,338 square foot home at 916 Albemarle Road between Coney Island Avenue and Stratford Road has seven bedrooms and four bathrooms replete with wood moldings, hardwood floors, and stained glass windows that all look immaculately preserved. But the hidden star is the outdoor space — Doric columns towering over a wraparound porch on a latticework base, and an enclosed backyard with a Koi pond. Plus, the almost $2.25 mill asking price buys you a single-car garage and basement. See the full listing on Zillow here.

But the hidden star is the outdoor space — Doric columns towering over a wraparound porch on a latticework base, and an enclosed backyard with a Koi pond. Plus, the almost $2.25 mill asking price buys you a single-car garage and basement.

The single-family Colonial was designed in 1909 by Benjamin Driesler, one of Brooklyn’s most prolific architects of the early 20th Century. Driesler’s designs are sprinkled throughout Flatbush and Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, according to the Landmark Commission’s Prospect Park South Historic District designation report.

In the early 1900s, the location was also home to a freemason named John Meyers, who died in 1911 and had his funeral service inside the vast foyers, according to Brooklyn Daily Eagle archives.

The owner on record bought the home in 1979, according to PropertyShark.

(Photo via Trulia)
(Photo via Trulia)

This property is listed for $2,249,000 (Zillow’s estimated monthly mortgage is $8,889), rounding out the growing $2 million club for landmarked sing-family homes in Prospect Park South, including a couple of Rugby Road homes that broke the sale record in 2014, an Albermarle Road home purchased by actress Michelle Williams last year, a century-old Marlborough Road home that hit the market in June, and the iconic Albemarle Colonial Revival mansion listed in July.

Want to take a look inside? Check out the open house at 619 Albemarle Road on Sunday, January 8, 2017.

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