It’s starting to become a real party at the $2Mil club in Prospect Park South, with another Argyle Road home joining the list last week.
While not quite as opulent as some of its neighbors, the three-story home at 162 Argyle Road was called “one of the handsomest” in the area in 1908 (Flatbush To-Day), and a quintessential example of Flatbush Dutch style architecture.
Though the exterior was refaced with aluminum siding and synthetic shingles, the inside maintains many original features like a large front porch, grand foyer, a sunroom/library (yes please!), and a working fireplace framed by original marble. Other perks include a master suite that runs the full width of the house, a laundry room, and a private driveway plus 2-car garage, according to the listing.
Historically, this house is steeped in high-society. Built in 1907 by Manhattan architect Hobart A. Walker, it was bought in 1916 by Brooklyn banker and industrialist William G. Creamer, writes the Prospect Park South historic designation report.
The Creamer family regularly dotted the paper’s ‘Society’ section for hosting luncheons, teas, and announcements at their Argyle Road home.
The home, on the market for $2.25 million, joins a lively gang at the $2 million club in Prospect Park South, including a century-old stunner with a koi pond, a couple of Rugby Road homes that broke the sale record in 2014, an Albermarle Road home purchased by actress Michelle Williams, a century-old Marlborough Road home that hit the market in June, and the iconic Albemarle Colonial Revival mansion listed in July.