From Windsor Terrace to Prospect Heights, the neighborhoods surrounding Prospect Park are some of the most sought-after in Brooklyn. The streets are tree-lined, the brownstones are abundant — and the prices are high. But there are still deals to be found. Our Deal of the Week brings us to Prospect Lefferts Gardens, on the east side of the park. The sun-filled apartment, 80 Winthrop St. #E1, is just a block from all that wide-open green space. Read on to find out why else we love this Prospect Lefferts Gardens 1BR.

The Price: $400,000

The median asking price for a home in Prospect Lefferts Gardens is $999,999, according to the StreetEasy Data Dashboard. That puts our Deal of the Week at less than half the average price for the neighborhood.

Buyers who put down the 20% minimum down payment of $80,000 on this Prospect Lefferts Gardens 1BR can expect to see monthly payments of $2,344. This includes a mortgage payment of $1,370 and a maintenance fee of $974.

Why You’ll Love It…

Our Deal of the Week is truly a breath of fresh air. Spacious and bright with nice hardwood floors, the apartment has clean design through and through. Multiple archways add charm and offer seamless transitions between rooms. 

There’s a windowed dining nook in the kitchen for seating. But the large living room has plenty of room for both lounging and dining, which would free up that sunny nook for a home office! The kitchen also provides lots of counter and cabinet space and stainless appliances, including a dishwasher. 

The kitchen isn’t the only room with great storage here. The foyer entry has a good-sized coat closet, and there’s another one right outside the bathroom. And of course there’s also a closet in the bedroom, which is extra-large with two big windows.

Finally, let’s talk location. This Prospect Lefferts Gardens 1BR is super-convenient to Prospect Park and the lake. It’s also a just short distance to the zoo and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The co-op building is great, too, with an elevator, laundry room, and bike storage. 

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… And Why You Might Not

Sadly, this place is not pet-friendly, which is disappointing considering it’s so close to the park. It’s also a first-floor unit, so street noise (and privacy) might be an issue. But a great space at a great price, with Prospect Park just down the street, certainly outweighs minor inconveniences. 

Check out the listing at 80 Winthrop St. #E1, and contact a StreetEasy Expert on the listing for more details. (StreetEasy Experts are agents with proven experience in a particular building or area.)

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