prospect lefferts gardens 1br

Living right on Prospect Park is the Brooklyn equivalent of living right on Central Park — highly desirable, and usually highly expensive. But it doesn’t always have to be. Our Deal of the Week, 80 Winthrop St. #U6, is proof. This Prospect Lefferts Gardens 1BR is bright, airy, and just a block from the park, for a fraction of the price of other homes in the neighborhood.

The Price: $379,000

The median asking price for an apartment in Prospect Lefferts Gardens is $1.2 million, according to the StreetEasy Data Dashboard. That puts our Deal of the Week at about a third of the neighborhood average.

Buyers who put down the 20% minimum down payment of $75,800 can expect to see monthly payments of $2,061. This includes a maintenance fee of $817 and a mortgage payment of $1,244. By comparison, the median rent in Prospect Lefferts Gardens is $2,399.

Why You’ll Love It…

This Prospect Park–adjacent home has lots of great features. For instance, upon entering the apartment you’re greeted by two closets to stash away any clutter. Both the living area and the bedroom feature vintage molding and hardwood flooring, which creates a charming and welcoming feel.

The living area encompasses a sweet open kitchen that’s beautifully outfitted. Bright sunshine highlights the white subway tile and cabinetry, with stainless steel appliances that include a much-coveted dishwasher. The large bedroom has two more bright windows and more than enough space for dressers and even a seating area.

Beyond its adorable interior, this Prospect Lefferts Gardens 1BR has a stellar location. It’s set on a quiet, tree-lined street just a short stroll from Prospect Park Lake. The building has an elevator in addition to two laundry rooms, bike storage, and a common garden. There are multiple trains within walking distance, and Flatbush Avenue, which runs in between the apartment and the park, offers a multitude of shops and restaurants.

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… And Why You Might Not

Despite its close proximity to Prospect Park, this apartment is unfortunately not pet-friendly. In addition, what the listing calls “an open custom closet area” in the bedroom is really just a dresser and rolling rack pushed up against the wall, with a couple shelves installed above. There’s no closet in the bedroom. (There is one just outside the door though!) Regardless, this is a fantastic bargain for the neighborhood. Be sure to check out the video walkthrough and 3D tour on the listing!

Check out the listing at 80 Winthrop St. #U6, and contact a StreetEasy Expert on the listing for more information.