PLG House & Garden Tour – 2024

May 20, 2024 update:

For more PLG House & Garden Tour coverage, see the Echo 2024 PLG House and Garden Tour Special Edition, now available for download.

After a five-year hiatus, the Prospect Lefferts Gardens House & Garden Tour is BACK!
It will be on Sunday, June 2nd noon-5pm. This is its usual “first Sunday of June” slot. The weather is usually excellent on this day. Regardless, the event is RAIN or SHINE.

It will be PLG’s 50th house tour and we expect it to be a “golden” experience for all. We are very pleased that five of the houses slated for the ill-fated 2020 tour, as well as the host for refreshments, once again agreed to participate. Three other sets of homeowners stepped up to the plate to round out the roster.

As the presence of house tours diminish around Brooklyn, PLG’s is still going strong. This is a testament to the community-minded character of our neighborhood.

AND visit the lush backyard refreshment stop to enjoy what “The Lefferts Lounge” has to offer: live music*, wine tastings and cocktail demonstrations. Something for everyone!

We encourage our neighbors to come out and support this event. It’s fun running into people you know walking down the sidewalks, or chatting with homeowners as you stroll through their fabulous homes. We hear from many outsiders that our tour is the friendliest. Of course, we already know this!

(Note: No children under 12 except infants in front packs only)

*Our jazz duo is Grant Richards, an award-winning jazz pianist and Simón Willson, a Chilean-born, bassist, composer and improviser.


  • Ix Restaurant – 43 Lincoln Rd
  • Awesome Home – 653 Flatbush Avenue
  • DRINK – 492 Flatbush Avenue
  • Trixie’s Pet Food Supplies & Accessories – 575 Flatbush Avenue
  • Little Mo Wine & Spirits – 1125 Nostrand Avenue

Go to by clicking this link
Or visit the home page, search for just “PLG House” and you’ll find it.

Look for the check-in/ ticket table at Ix Restaurant – 43 Lincoln Rd

The tour is hosted by the LEFFERTS MANOR ASSOCIATION.

Questions? Email us at:

This year’s tour has a compact footprint so there’ll be plenty of time to see everything and enjoy the street views in between. It extends from Lincoln Road to Rutland Road and from Flatbush to Rogers Avenues.

  • A 1901 three-story brownstone by architect Axel Hedman hosts tons of intricate wood detailing on the parlor level integrated with a new modern kitchen and a new deck off the back. It also includes a charming ground floor apartment that also has stunning original features.
  • A large freestanding frame house designed in 1924 by Bly & Hamans that features an amazing leaded-glass sunroom and stained-glass windows throughout. This home has been completely renovated. The 3rd floor studio space with exposed beams and the fun basement with glass fronted sauna are to be envied. This year is its 100th birthday!
  • A limestone rowhouse that is one of many in a row designed in 1909 by Axel Hedman. Inside, the soft color scheme and intriguing art collection make you sigh, and the huge kitchen window frames a view of the backyard crab apple tree. Don’t miss seeing the radiators in this house!
  • A 1899 brick & stone rowhouse design by George Lawton is decked out with surprises. The dining room with windows on 3 sides is wonderfully sunny. The wallcoverings on the ground floor are noteworthy as is the large “rustic” family room that opens to the backyard. You might also see a surfboard or two!
  • A Benjamin Driesler designed brownstone from 1909 that features an entrance with beautiful double, wooden & glass doors with decorative iron grilles. Tall dining room windows look out to an interesting view of the houses behind.
  • A semi-detached house of pale-yellow brick & limestone was designed by Axel Hedman in 1904 has been carefully renovated to create a modern home that keeps its period detail. The basement is an entertainer’s dream with a glass-fronted wine cellar & bar, and the multi-zoned side & back yards are an extension of this.
  • A Romanesque revival brownstone designed in 1898 by Robert Dixon looks like it stepped off the pages of a British design magazine. The interiors are full of quirky “stuff” that is immaculately composed. Check out the black and white, geometric wallpaper and the vivid red flooring of the lower entry.
  • Two side-by-side neo-Renaissance brownstones designed in 1910 by Brooklyn architect Benjamin Driesler are on display so you can compare & contrast.
    Though they started out with the same layout and original detailing, it’s interesting to see how houses evolved differently over the years. Both recently renovated their kitchens. One sports a palate of grays with vibrant red appliances with, the other has soft yellows and appliances the color of the Mediterranean. It’s been playfully coined “the Battle of the Kitchens”.
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Fall 2022 Zoom Meeting Available On-Line

Saturday, November 5th LMA held its annual Fall Meeting via Zoom.
Highlights include:

  • Is EV Charging in Our Future? Tiya Gordon, co-founder of updates us on fast-changing developments for charging electric vehicles in urban areas, with support from federal, state, local, and utility resources.
  • 71st Precinct reports on the latest happenings around our neighborhood, and answers questions.
  • The Department of Sanitation Community Coordinator gives a presentation and fields questions.
  • Hear from elected officials as Election Day draws near.

To view the recorded meeting, Click this link (password: %?#+HcI2).

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LMA Echo, Winter 2021 Edition has been delivered

The Winter 2021 issue of the Lefferts Manor Echo newsletter is released for downloading.

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LMA Echo, Summer 2021 Edition has been delivered

The Summer 2021 issue of the Lefferts Manor Echo newsletter is released for downloading.

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Spring 2021 Quickie Summary

  • LMA Spring 2021 Zoom Meeting Saturday, April 17
    This year, our Spring Meeting, like the past Fall Meeting, will be held online, Join us conveniently from home! Find out what we’ve been up to, and what’s been going on in our neighborhood. Our local 71st Precinct will be here to report on the latest goings on in our area and answer questions; Hear from elected officials and a representative of Prospect Park; Meet the Lefferts Manor Yearbook author, and learn about ranked choice voting for the June NYC Primaries.

    Saturday, April 17
    10 – 11:00 AM
    Meeting ID: 827 3850 6632
    Password: 210378

    Don’t have a Zoom account? Go to Click Sign Up Its Free button and follow instructions. When logged in, enter Meeting ID listed above. When prompted, enter the passcode.

    Or, dial in from your phone: 646-558-8656

  • Our Spring Flower Barrel Planting will be Saturday, May 15th. We’re moving the planting back two weeks from our usual ‘first Saturday in May’ tradition to allow extra time for our Impatiens to arrive.
  • LMA’s Centennial Book

  • LMA Membership
    Join or renew your LMA membership using the link below. Membership is $25* per household, $15* for seniors. Membership includes one holiday wreath, and extras are available for purchase at $12* each.Wreath distribution day for 2021 will be Saturday, December 4th**.
  • Questions or Concerns?
    Contact us at

* an added $1 service charge will be added for memberships and merchandise purchase on-line.
**Membership dues must be received by Monday, November 29th to be assured a Holiday Wreath is available for delivery.

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