A detached 2-family house nestled on a lush, tree-lined street in Ditmas Park, 551 Argyle Rd is a prime opportunity to blend contemporary luxury and convenience with vintage Brooklyn charm. It has good bones and an impressive collection of original details, and it is ripe for renovation and customization.
The home is three stories and sits on a gorgeous lot with a large front yard, a private driveway, and a 2-car garage. It has a pair of duplex units that can be combined or left as is, and it possesses an incredible number of well-preserved original details. These include stunning hardwood floors with original border inlays, beautiful wood moldings and doors, regal fireplaces with brick surrounds and hardwood mantles, arched doorways, bay windows, stained glass accents, and a front porch and terrace with white fencing and columns.
The first unit has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and access to a huge basement space. It has several entry points, formal living and dining rooms, a fireplace, a windowed kitchen, and an abundance of closet space. The second unit sits on the second and third floors of the house and has 5 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, a fireplace, 2 windowed kitchens, and separate living and dining rooms. All rooms are well proportioned and have large sash windows.
Ditmas Park is a charming residential neighborhood known for its suburban vibe, its striking collection of turn-of-the-century houses, and its richly landscaped house lots. Located in the southern half of the neighborhood, 551 Argyle Road is just steps from all the restaurants, bars, cafes, and shops that line Coney Island and Newkirk Avenues and Cortelyou Road. It is close to several schools, and is 5 minutes from the B and Q subway lines.