Townhouse pick of the week

This Bay Ridge townhouse has period details, modern upgrades, and a deluxe finished basement

By Mimi O'Connor | October 10, 2018 - 3:00PM 

The listing even mentions an "opportunity" for private parking. 

Keller Williams

The Bay Ridge, Brooklyn limestone townhouse at 229 87th Street isn't cheap, but it sure is stunning. Listed for $1,350,000, the four bedroom, two bath was built in 1901 and has lots of period charm, as well as modern upgrades. 

Features include 10-foot ceilings, restored hardwood floors, an original staircase, oversized barrel windows, skylights, and stained glass windows. (It's safe to assume the dog pictured is not included.) The only drawback we see is no bathroom on the first floor. 

There's incredible woodwork, even on the ceiling.

The formal dining room is equipped with a split A/C unit, and includes batten paneling and original built-in cabinet. The renovated kitchen has stainless steel appliances, and leads to a deck and a large back yard. 

All four bedrooms are upstairs, with two large enough for king-size beds. This floor also has a walk-through closet, and a renovated bathroom with original pocket doors and details. 

The finished basement looks like the ultimate (grownup) hangout space, with a chef's kitchen, full bathroom, and a washer/dryer. 

The townhouse is two blocks from the R train at 95th Street, and near shopping and eating options along Fourth Avenue and beyond; the popular Shore Road Park is also nearby. 


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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