Townhouse pick of the week

This limestone Bay Ridge townhouse is a symphony of oak floors, stained glass, and other historic details

By Virginia K. Smith | May 24, 2017 - 11:30AM 

Grand old limestone townhouses are more often considered the territory of more northern Brooklyn neighborhoods such as Park Slope and Stuyvesant Heights, but this week's townhouse comes to us from Bay Ridge, the diverse, old-school neighborhood near the borough's southern shores. The four-bedroom, two-bath property is asking $1.575 million, and retains plenty of original details, including six-foot high windows in the living room, oak fluted columns, and an oak paneled room divider, leading into a parlor with a decorative marble fireplace and a staircase framed by stained glass skylights.

This main level also includes a formal dining room with built-in cabinetry and coffered ceilings, as well as an updated kitchen, which leads to a deck into the backyard (which could use some sprucing up, but is plenty private and spacious):

The lower level of the house has been renovated to include a family room, as well as a full bathroom and a washer and dryer.

Upstairs, the second floor includes an oak built-in pantry, four bedrooms, and a renovated bathroom with marble detail; photos of the upper levels are scant, so you'll certainly want to scope things out in person.

With rising prices in the area, the $1.575 million price tag isn't too far out of line here, especially when you consider that you'd be paying well over $2 million for a comparable property in a neighborhood due further north. With this in mind, this property could be a way for the right buyer to get into the Brooklyn townhouse market at a (relatively) reasonable price point.


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