Townhouse pick of the week

An East Flatbush townhouse with a large back yard and rental income for $1,100,000

By Mimi O'Connor | August 8, 2018 - 1:00PM 

The townhouse recently underwent a full renovation. 

Keystone Realty USA

Built in 1901 but freshly-renovated, 390 East 49th St. in East Flatbush looks like a turn-key townhouse. Listed for $1,100,000, the brick two-family has been upgraded throughout, with new electrical, heating, and plumbing systems.

The owner's unit is a three-bedroom, one-and-a-half garden duplex. (The lower part is a finished basement, which could be outfitted as a large rec room or office.) There is access to the large back yard from both levels of the apartment. 

The top floor is a three-bedroom, one-and-a-half bath rental, which the listing estimates can earn $2,800 a month.

Both apartments feature hardwood floors, recessed lighting, and architectural details throughout, as well as central air. The living rooms have bay windows; the rear bedrooms have a similar feature. 

The kitchens in both units have stainless steel appliances and breakfast bar, and there is room for a dining table as well. 

Bathrooms are redone with new hexagonal tile. 

The master bedrooms in each apartment can accommodate a king-size bed, and are located at the rear of the townhouse. 

A half bath is located on the garden level in the finished basement. 

Shopping can be done along busy Church Avenue. The closest subway stop is several blocks away at Church Avenue, where you can catch the 2 and 5 trains, but the reliable B35 bus operates on Church Avenue to ease the transit pain. 


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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