Victorian Flatbush Real Estate: Heading for the sale market: 1440 Albemarle Road

Eye On Real Estate: Flatbush Installment Two

May 28, 2014 By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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This “Gone With the Wind” house will cost a bundle.

The house at 1440 Albemarle Road is heading for the sale market, and the asking price will be more than $2.5 million – probably $2.7 million to $2.9 million, Alexandra Reddish of Mary Kay Gallagher Real Estate, the firm with the exclusive listing, revealed to Eye on Real Estate.

It’s between 6,000 and 7,000 square feet in size and has eye-catching features like a front entrance with elaborate columns and a two-story porch, and a dramatic “bridal staircase” inside.

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“It’s going to be a ‘bragging rights’ house,” said Reddish, who also came up with the “’Gone With the Wind’ house” nickname.

The big-lawned home in landmarked Prospect Park South is being cleaned out before the metaphorical “For Sale” sign goes up. (Reddish and her grandmother Mary Kay Gallagher don’t actually use such signs, which they think are in poor taste.)

The task of replacing fake-brick siding with historically appropriate clapboard will be left to whoever buys the house.

The Colonial Revival home on the corner of Marlborough Road was designed in 1905 by Robert Bryson and Charles Pratt, according to the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s Prospect Park South historic district designation report – which calls the house’s entranceway “extremely elegant.”

Mary C. Ballesteros is an owner of the house, mortgage records filed with the city Finance Department indicate.

When the shrubbery is trimmed, it will be easier to see the grandeur of the house.

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