46th Annual Prospect Lefferts Gardens House and Garden Tour


x For complete advance coverage of this year’s Prospect Lefferts Gardens House & Garden Tour, plus much more, see
Lefferts Manor Echo, Spring 2016 Edition.


The 46th Annual Prospect Lefferts Gardens House & Garden Tour will be held on Sunday, May 22, 2016 starting at 12:00PM. On this year’s tour we have 8 homes and a delightful garden refreshment area.

Tickets cost $20 in advance, $25 the day of the tour, and can be purchased in advance either on the web or from participating local merchants.

Click here for a description of this year's nine stops
  1. This home, one of a pair of midblock townhomes that is only 16 feet wide, has been dealt with very imaginatively by its young owners. Filled with art by creative family members, it displays the varied interests of this well-traveled couple.
  2. Another home, which is part of a group of limestones that were developed after the Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893 promoting the White City Movement. Come see how the architect-owner envisioned reconfigurations that made this home even more family friendly.
  3. A 1909-10 brownstone which was modernized with an open floor plan bringing light and air through the art-filled main floor. Don’t miss the squirrel-proof bird feeder in the back yard or the working model bicycles in the finished basement.
  4. One family put their PLG roots down in this home twenty-four years ago, and appropriately, their focus is on the recent renovation of their garden, but you will see both original detail and a new kitchen as you tour this stop.
  5. This home is part of a group of brick townhouses with slate mansard roofs. A complete re-imagining of the way the family used the main floor resulted in relocating the kitchen and dining area. Danish modern furniture and fixtures have found a happy home.
  6. This yellow brick 1941 apartment building reveals its Art Deco touches in a two bedroom apartment with original arched entries, coved ceilings and parquet floors. There’s an ecosystem here: a Worm Factory makes compost for a variety of plants.
  7. The upper two floors of this four-story townhouse have been renovated to maximize the use of space and storage. The luxurious main bath features not only a shower and tub, but two rain shower fixtures and a steam unit above a heated floor.
  8. With over thirty years in their home, this artistic couple has put their creative hands to many aspects of their renovations: painting tiles, sponging walls. Many original details remain, including a very ornate mantel and beamed ceiling in the dining room.
  9. Lastly, our refreshment stop is always a highlight of the tour. Food donations come not only from residents but also from old and new businesses along the Avenues. This year PLGArts will provide music at the refreshment stop.
On-line Advance Ticket Sales (Monday April 11 – Saturday May 21, $20/person) 

To purchase on-line, visit this Eventbrite.com link. To pick up your Tour Guide book, present your printed Eventbrite ticket any time after 11:30AM on tour day at Tip of the Tongue, Baked and Brewed, 43 Lincoln Road, between Ocean & Flatbush Avenues. (Online ticket sales close 11:59PM Saturday, May 21.)

In-person Advance Ticket Sales (Monday May 2 – Saturday May 21, $20/person)
Advance tickets may also be purchased for $20 in person at the participating local merchants listed below through Saturday, May 21:
Click here to see where you can purchase tickets in-person!

Prospect Lefferts Gardens

  • 65 Fen Wines
    65 Fenimore Street (just off Flatbush Avenue)
  • Bluebird Food & Spirits
    504 Flatbush Avenue
  • Drink
    492 Flatbush Avenue (between Empire & Lefferts Boulevards)
  • Gratitude Café
    499 Rogers Avenue (at Midwood Street)
  • Little Mo’s Wine and Spirits
    1125 Nostrand Avenue (between Maple & Midwood Streets)
  • Play Kids
    676 Flatbush Avenue (between Hawthorne & Winthrop Streets at Westbury Court)
  • Tip of the Tongue, Baked & Brewed
    43 Lincoln Road (between Ocean & Flatbush Avenues)
  • Trixie’s Pet Food, Supplies & Accessories
    575 Flatbush Avenue (between Maple & Midwood Streets)
  • Tugboat Tea Company
    546 Flatbush Avenue (between Lincoln Road & Maple Street)

Brooklyn Heights

  • Brown Harris Stevens
    129 Montague Street

Park Slope

  • Brown Harris Stevens
    100 Seventh Avenue (between Union & President Streets)

Cobble Hill

  • Halstead Properties
    162 Court Street

Tour Day Ticket Sales (May 22 only, $25/person):

  • Tip of the Tongue, Baked & Brewed
    43 Lincoln Road (between Ocean & Flatbush Avenues)

PLEASE NOTE: No children under 12 except infants in front packs only.

Special Restaurant and Merchant Discount Offers
The following neighborhood restaurants and merchants are extending special Tour Day-only (unless otherwise specified) offers to tour goers who show their PLG House & Garden Tour Ticket/Guidebook:

Click here to see the list of tour day specials
  • Bluebird Food & Spirits
    504 Flatbush Avenue (near Lefferts Avenue)
    25% off food and drinks.
    Offer good Noon until closing
    Restroom available
  • Brooklyn Greenery
    560 Flatbush Avenue (between Lincoln Road & Maple Street)
    20% off all freshly pressed juices and all natural fruit smoothies
    Offer good 10 AM to 8 PM

  • Burger Mexicano
    545 Flatbush Avenue (between Lincoln Road & Maple Street)
    25% off food and drinks
    Offer good Noon until closing

  • Desserts by Michael Allen
    1149 Nostrand Avenue (between Midwood Street & Rutland Road)
    10% off a housemade gelato
    Offer good 12:30 PM to 8 PM

  • Drink
    492 Flatbush Avenue (opposite Lefferts Avenue)
    10% discount on anything in the store
    Offer good Noon to 5 PM

  • Expression in Ceramics
    1151 Nostrand Avenue (between Midwood Street & Rutland Road)
    10% off selected items
    Offer good Noon to 7 PM

  • Gino’s Trattoria & Brick Oven Pizza
    548 Flatbush Avenue (between Lincoln Road & Maple Street)
    20% discount on a minimum purchase of $10
    Offer good from Noon to 11 PM

  • Gratitude Café
    499 Rogers Avenue (at Midwood Street)
    Free small organic coffee or tea
    Offer good Noon to 5 PM
    Restroom available

  • Greenhouse Cafe
    539 Flatbush Avenue (between Lincoln Road & Maple Street)
    Free hot or iced coffee with purchase of breakfast or sandwich
    Offer good Noon to 5 PM

  • King of Tandoor
    600 Flatbush Avenue (between Midwood Street & Rutland Road)
    15% discount on dinner menu
    Offer good Noon until closing

  • Kings County Nurseries
    625 New York Avenue (between Rutland Road & Fenimore Street)
    Download a 10% discount coupon at www.kingscountynursery.com for use on an in-store purchase of $20 or more—excludes landscaping.
    Good year-round

  • Kulushkät Falafel
    1137 Washington Avenue (just north of Lincoln Road)
    10% off purchase
    Offer good day of tour

  • Midwood Flats
    577 Flatbush (at Midwood Street)
    Any appetizer and select glass of wine or beer for $12
    Offer good from Noon to closing

  • Pels Pie Co.
    446 Rogers Avenue (between Lefferts Avenue & Lincoln Road)
    Pels Pie Co. invites you to enjoy two for the price of one on any beverage
    Offer good 7 AM to 10 PM
    Restroom available

  • Play Kids
    676 Flatbush Avenue (between Hawthorne & Winthrop Streets at Westbury Court)
    Locally owned, multiple award winning toy store—including Best Toy Store 2012, New York Magazine
    15% off one toy
    Offer good 10 AM to 5 PM

  • Pumpkin
    581 Flatbush Avenue (between Midwood Street & Rutland Road)
    Fine women’s clothing
    20% off all items
    Offer good Noon to 6 PM

  • S & B Florist
    1138 Nostrand Avenue (between Midwood & Rutland Road)
    5% discount on a $25 purchase
    Offer good any day between 10 AM to 4 PM

  • Starliner Café & Market
    1206 Nostrand Avenue (between Fenimore Street and Hawthorne Street)
    Specials on iced teas and beverages
    Offer good Noon to 6 PM

  • Sushi Tatsu III
    644 Flatbush, Avenue(between Fenimore and Hawthorne Streets)
    10% off purchase
    Offer good day of tour
    Restroom available

  • Tafari Tribe Globe Trade
    593 Flatbush Avenue (between Midwood Street & Rutland Road)
    Purveyor of fine art wear is offering 15% discount on all purchases
    Offer good Noon to 9 PM

  • Tip of the Tongue
    43 Lincoln Road (between Ocean & Flatbush Avenues)
    Free small coffee and a cookie
    Offer good 11:30 to 3:30 PM
    Restroom available

  • Trixies’ Pet Food, Supplies & Accessories
    575 Flatbush Avenue (between Maple and Midwood Streets)
    10% off any purchase
    Offer good day of tour

  • Tugboat Tea Company
    546 Flatbush Avenue (between Lincoln Road & Maple Street)
    A $1.75 small coffee is yours for only $1.00
    Offer good 8 AM to 6 PM

  • Westbury Inn
    673 Flatbush Avenue
    Offering $2 beers, $4 Yeungling, $5 well drinks
    Offer good Noon to 5 PM

Make a Day of It
Spend the day if you are coming to Prospect Lefferts Gardens for the House Tour! Our community got its name from our good neighbors. Our western edge is Prospect Park-—home of the 1912 Carousel, Lakeside Center, the Audubon Center at the Boathouse, the Prospect Park Zoo, and the Lefferts Historic House.

Immediately to the north is the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, which will be in full bloom, and farther north are the Brooklyn Museum and the central branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. PLG is at the heart of the best that Brooklyn has to offer. So come for the tour, but spend the day!

We Need Your Help

It takes the coordinated efforts of many volunteers to help make this event a success. We hope you can help by being a tour guide* and/or contributing food for the refreshment area.

If you live in Prospect Lefferts Gardens and are interested in volunteering to be a tour guide, contribute refreshments, or otherwise help with the House Tour, please contact the House Tour team at plghousetour@gmail.com.

*Tour guides are assigned to a house, usually one per floor, and help supervise and guide the visitors. They work one of 2 shifts, either 12:00-2:30 or 2:30-5:00.
In exchange for 2 ½ hours of their time, tour guides receive free tour tickets. Although the tour closes to the general public at 5PM, there will be an extra hour from 5PM to 6PM for guides to see the houses.

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