Designed by architect A. White Pierce and built circa 1905 by the T. B. Ackerson Company, this historic house on a triple lot was one of the model properties of the Fiske Terrace development. It was originally owned and occupied by Henry W. Ackerson, Vice President of the T.B. Ackerson Company. Now fully restored and modernized, 74 Wellington Ct is the centerpiece of the landmarked Fiske Terrace Historic District. Sitting on the corner of two tree-shaded blocks with landscaped street mall, the property spreads across 115' x 117.5 ft of land with rolling green lawn and giant oak trees. Exquisite plantings encircle the entire property, with a motorized gate to give entrance up the Belgian block drive to the two car carriage house with studio loft above.
When you enter the sprawling, open plan double parlor... after taking in the expansive space, indulge yourself by tracing the grand staircase as it ascends to the top floor. The generous double parlor is replete with a warm wood-burning fireplace. Gifted with multiple exposures, this room is bathed in natural light. At the eastern edge of this floor is a bright, enclosed sun room with tile floors and a wall of built-in bookcases. Use this retreat in all seasons with open windows and heat.
To the west of the entry is the large, elegant dining room with fireplace, brass wall sconces and two oversized half-walls of windows for cross ventilation in warmer months. The sparkling kitchen is fully renovated with a large center island for the household chefs to work their magic, to host and to feed loved ones. A renovated half bath, mud room and two entrances from the driveway round out this floor.
The second floor has an oversized primary bedroom with a private side porch, two well sized bedrooms, ample walk in closets and two full baths with walk in spa showers. The top floor has three more spacious bedrooms and a full bathroom with deep soaking tub and shower.
The full basement is finished with high ceilings (over eight feet) and large and a crisp, clean laundry room, a guest room and a rec space for rainy days and/or creative projects.
Speaking of flexible space for alternative use... the Carriage House comes with a caretaker's quarters above the high ceilings of the two car garage. This studio loft apt on the second floor comes with four exposures, parquet floors, HVAC and an original claw-foot tub.
Located near the fully restored, landmarked Avenue H subway station where you can catch the Q, just a few blocks from Newkirk Plaza's shopping, cafes and express B train, and a few more blocks through historic Ditmas Park to all that Cortelyou Road offers and onwards.
Turn Key. Triple Lot. Beautifully planted. Renovated and Restored. Colonial Revival. Six bedrooms. Four full baths. Two half baths. Carriage house. Two car garage. Plumbed for a heated driveway. All the things you want. Now available within the city.