Remarkable Second Empire Home Comes to Market in Ridgewood

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For sale: 226 Prospect Street, Ridgewood. Photo via Zillow.

Located in the heart of the Prospect Street Historic District in Ridgewood, the Thomas Watlington house is an iconic property that boasts a rich history. The home is often admired and regarded as one of the premier residences in the area, thanks in part to its great detail and Second Empire style.

Although the home has been recently updated, it still maintains the details and characteristics that make it authentic. An example of this can be found right at the front, where the home greets you with an inviting wrap-around porch, perfect for relaxing alone or hosting some friends. Throughout the home, you’ll find grand rooms, soaring and coffered ceilings, stained glass windows, intricate molding, leaded glass pocket doors, and at the exterior, porte-cocheres.

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Wraparound porch. Photo via Zillow.
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Interior details. Photo via Zillow.
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Porte-cochere. Photo via Zillow.

Recent additions include the chef’s kitchen, mud room, gas fireplaces, central air conditioning, in-ground heated pool, and three-car garage which all blend seamlessly with the existing architecture.

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Kitchen. Photo via Zillow.
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Interior. Photo via Zillow.
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Swimming pool. Photo via Zillow.

At over 4,000 square feet this home includes 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms.

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Backyard. Photo via Zillow.
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Rear exterior. Photo via Zillow.

The home, located at 226 Prospect Street, is asking $1,825,000.

Listing: 226 Prospect Street [Zillow]

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