October 9th, 2012 – Rare & Restored Beauty

287 East 17th Street
Ditmas Park, Brooklyn
$1,749,000 | 11 Rooms | 3 Floors | Approx. 4,094 sq. ft.

Designed by Arlington Isham, built in 1901, and renovated throughout the last decade, this 5 bdm, American Foursquare retains all its original detail and enjoys the benefits of being meticulously restored. Sitting on an extra large lot (65 x 100) with new roof, wrap around porch, cedar shingles, clapboard, electric, plumbing, and 2-zoned central air, this pristine home is ready for you. The grand center staircase exemplifies a sense of elegant space in this stately home.

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Flatbush, one of Brooklyn’s most beautiful residential areas, is divided into many sections known locally by individual names. For instance, there is Ditmas Park and Ditmas Park West, which originated back in 1902…

South Midwood was named after the old Dutch name for all Flatbush, “Midwout” or “Midwoud.” It meant the wood between Brooklyn and Flatlands, then called Amersfoort. South Midwood was originally part of the Lott farm, and extended from Flatbush Avenue to Coney Island Avenue, and from Foster to Glenwood Road.

Vanderveer Park was the first restricted Flatbush section of this type. It originated following the incorporation of the Germania Real Estate and Improvement Company in 1892. The property on which it was laid out had been in the Vanderveer family since 1600 and the name was given in their honor.

From the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, July 14, 1941