Located in Brooklyn's Northern Crown Heights Landmark District, 901 St Marks Avenue is a Renaissance Revival townhouse built in 1905 by renowned architect Axel S. Hedman.
Situated on a quiet tree lined street on what was formerly known as Millionaires Row, this legal three family home has been occupied as a single family since 1947. With two separate entrances, over 4200 sf, 18ft x 118ft on a lot 18ft x 128 feet, a two floor extension, and two basements on the same lower level, the possibilities are endless.
There are a multitude of original details, stained glass windows, ceiling medallions, cartouches, pocket doors, decorative fireplaces, wainscoting, corinthian columns, custom glass cabinetry, and wood moldings. Beautiful parquet wood floors and soaring ceilings throughout, complete this 5 bedroom 4.5 bathroom residence.
Complimented by light from the front, the parlor floor is spacious leading to the sitting room, then on to the library with decorative fireplaces and exposed wood beam ceilings. The grand staircase leads upstairs to the music room, dining room, kitchen and bedroom. The upper level has a skylight, two generously sized bedrooms, a smaller bedroom, and two full bathrooms.
The spacious finished front lower level with a half bath, is perfect for a family recreation room, fitness area, the ultimate man cave or diva den. The two rooms in the rear, with a full bathroom, could easily accommodate a media room with extra storage, or use your imagination to create something special. There is an abundance of outdoor space with an ample balcony, private side patio, a cozy rear patio, a spacious veranda located next to the kitchen and a potential deck on the top floor.
From 1890 to 1910, St Marks Avenue Millionaire Row was home to Brooklyn's most affluent doctors, lawyers, merchants and industrialists. Today this neighborhood is known for its diverse cultures. Within a two block radius to Brower Park, The Brooklyn Children's Museum, and three blocks to the Saint Johns recreation center pool. The coffee shop Cocoa Grinder providing fresh brewed coffee and healthy meals will be arriving soon to Kingston Avenue along with the restaurant Meat providing grilled fare and smoked barbecue. Fulton Street shopping, Nostrand Avenue with a plethora of restaurants to please every palette, the 3, A, C LIRR Train Lines, and several bus lines are nearby. A short commute to Manhattan. The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens and Prospect Park are a little farther.
This magnificent home provides location and comfort in Crown Heights.