Townhouse pick of the week

A four-bedroom townhouse with a yard and porch—for under half a million

The four bedroom, one-and-a-half bath is yours for $475,000. 

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Some residents of East New York are concerned about changes afoot in the neighborhood in the wake of its 2016 rezoning, faced as they are with looming development and rampant house flipping. From the outside, though, it's not hard to see why buyers seeking affordability in Brooklyn are interested in the area. A prime example is this four-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath townhouse, listed by Keller Williams for $475,000.

The house comes with a spacious front porch, backyard, and finished basement, and is a 10-minute walk from the L at New Lots Avenue and the 3 train at Pennsylvania Avenue. 

On the first floor, the living room has large windows looking out onto a residential block of similar townhouses. A separate dining area is spacious.

The kitchen is recently renovated and is equipped with stainless steel appliances and plentiful storage. An arched doorway is a nice detail. 

The four bedrooms are upstairs. The one full bathroom could be tricky to share in a full house, but the listing notes that an additional room off the master bedroom could be converted to an additional bathroom. 

The backyard is spacious, though some landscaping may be in order (unless you like Astroturf). There's also a washer and dryer inside.