It's Free to Look: Game-Changing Waterworks in Brooklyn

Located in Prospect Park South, which Stribling has dubbed “Brooklyn’s most elegant neighborhood,” this landmarked home features 12 rooms filled to the brim with old-world drama. The three-story house was built in 1908 on the corner of Abemarle and Westminster, by a couple that aimed to please “high society.”

The first floor has a sunroom at one end and a massive dining room at the other, with an eat-in kitchen and half-bath in between. The second floor houses the master bedroom, another sunroom, and the second and third bedrooms, which lead out to the private terrace. As if that weren’t enough, you can “wander up to the third floor and find an additional two bedrooms, a library and a delightful old-fashioned billiards game room.”

Yet, it’s the detailing that really makes this place a diamond in the rough—the original crystal chandeliers, beaux arts fireplaces, stained-glass windows, porcelain baths, decorative tile, beveled mirrors, lush wallpaper and adjacent gardens. Stribling tops it off with this epic factoid: “It’s worth noting that the master bath’s pewter spa needle shower with side sprays was the first of its kind and now serves as the basis for all modern high-end waterworks.”

One hundred fourteen Westminster has changed hands just three times since it was built, and so $2.5 million will buy not only a game-changing shower spray, but also some rich history. You’re invited to join hands with the deep pockets of yesteryear, as the rest of us behold what Stribling calls Brooklyn’s “grand colonial revival.”


It's Free to Look: Game-Changing Waterworks in Brooklyn