Windsor Terrace Co-op With Built-ins, Penny Tile, Walk-in Closets Asks $599K


A spacious one-bedroom in a late ’30s elevator building comes with original details, modern updates, and good storage. It’s on the third floor of 40 Ocean Parkway in Windsor Terrace.

The six-story, 67-unit red brick building was designed by the Cohn Brothers and built in 1939. Neo-Colonial details include pilasters, quoins, arched windows with keystones, and a columned white entrance portico.

Built-in bookcases, Venetian mirrors, colored tile, clothes hampers, and cross ventilation were among the interior features, an early brochure shows.

One of the those built-in bookcases features in the unit’s foyer, which also has wainscoting and a picture rail. The foyer opens to a 21.5-foot-long living room with original crown molding and a wall of custom bookcases. Original hardwood floors and plaster walls run throughout the apartment.

While there is plenty of room for lounging and dining in the main rooms, the kitchen also has a breakfast nook, demarcated by an arched opening and pony wall. (A small section of the trim on the pony wall appears to be missing, but a carpenter could easily replicate it and plug the two holes near the baseboard.)

The kitchen’s original cupboards go up all the way to the ceiling, and their doors have been removed to make open shelving. Updates include white subway wall tile and a dishwasher.

The bedroom has two windows on two exposures — allowing for the aforementioned cross ventilation — a closet, and picture rail molding. In the updated bathroom is a deep soaking tub, white subway wall tile, white vanity, and black penny-tile floor.

The apartment’s total of five closets includes two large walk-in ones. The building has shared laundry, a live-in super, bike room (for an annual fee), and storage room. It is close to the expressway and Prospect Park.

Maintenance for this unit is $668 a month. Listed by Mary A. Mulcahey of Brown Harris Stevens, it is asking $599,000. What do you think?

[Listing: 40 Ocean Parkway #3A | Broker: Brown Harris Stevens] GMAP

entry with wainscoting and a niche

dining nook next to the kitchen with arched opening and wood floor

kitchen with white cabinets and a dishwasher

bedroom with picture rails and a wood floor

bathroom with black tile floor and white fixtures

trees covering a view of the red brick apartment buidling

The building in 2015. Photo by Christopher Bride for PropertyShark

floorplan showing living room on one end of the unit and the bedroom on the other

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