A Bed-Stuy Three Bedroom that's a Slice of Brooklyn History

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No need to worry about keeping warm through the winter in this three-bedroom, three-bath triplex on Jefferson Avenue: It's outfitted with four stone fireplaces, not to mention plenty of other elegant features.  The townhouse, built in 1905, is emblematic of the surrounding Stuyvesant Heights historic district, a neighborhood that's iconic for its row houses with high ceilings and vast windows.


The listing on Douglas Elliman mentions a number of the restored home's classic details: In addition to the fireplaces, you'll find original hardwood floors and granite countertops. The crown moldings and chandeliers make for a feeling of immersion in Gilded Age Brooklyn, though for some, it may come a bit close to living in a museum. 

The space isn't entirely retro: The stainless steel appliances are up-to-date, and the bright exterior, with its swooping wrought iron railings, invites passersby to stop and stare.


The patio and bare back yard, though, are for a garden-level rental apartment. Plus, the asking price of $1.75 million seems on the steep side, even in a neighborhood as coveted as this one.


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