Townhouse pick of the week

A Bed-Stuy two-family townhouse with a serious kitchen, for $1,695,000

By Mimi O'Connor | October 8, 2019 - 12:00PM 

Winter is coming.


It's not cheap, but this four-story two family (used as a single family) in Bedford Stuyvesant is big, beautiful, and has a kitchen that may seduce serious cooks. Listed for $1,695,000, 798 Greene Ave.  has six bedrooms, two and a half baths, and pine and oak floors. 

The double parlor level has a wood-burning fireplace (which, judging from the big stacks of firewood, gets good use), as well as a small room that could be used as a study. 

On the garden level, there is an eat-in chef's kitchen with a stainless steel double-trough sink, a six-burner Garland stove with griddle and double oven, and a double-door glass display refrigerator. A statement-making island is made with a 150-year-old piece of reclaimed pine.  

This floor also has a powder room, and leads out to the garden in back. 

The third floor has two large bedrooms; it looks like one is being used as a living room area. There is also a small office space on this floor. 

A walk-in closet and full bath connect the two rooms; there is a third, smaller bathroom on this floor as well. 

The fourth floor has two more bedrooms, also connected by a full bath and walk-in closet, and there is a laundry room with front-loading washer and dryer on this level. 

The townhouse has updated mechanicals, and is three blocks from the J train at Kosciuszko Street; the A and C trains at Utica Avenue are about a 10 minute walk.

Popular spots in the area include Saringha for wood-fired pizza and Peaches for Southern comfort food. 


Mimi O'Connor

Contributing Writer

Mimi O’Connor has written about New York City real estate for publications that include Brick Underground, Refinery29, and Thrillist. She is the recipient of two awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors for interior design and service journalism. Her writing on New York City, parenting, events, and culture has also appeared in Parents, Red Tricycle, BizBash, and Time Out New York.

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