Townhouse pick of the week

This renovated townhouse in Bedford-Stuyvesant comes with a backyard and a rental unit

By Alanna Schubach | September 27, 2017 - 1:00PM 

The last time this eastern Bedford-Stuyvesant townhouse was on the market in 2015, it sold for $590,000. Now, after a renovation, Compass is listing it for $1.2 million, apparently hoping to cash in on the wave of gentrification sweeping over Bed-Stuy and nearby Bushwick. Still, the house has a lot going for it.

It comes with a front and back patio, a garden, and a two-bedroom, ground floor unit that could provide rental income.

The second floor owner's unit features an open plan living and dining area with a decorative brick fireplace and dark wood floors that give the space a rustic air. The kitchen is brightened by a skylight, which is helpful given that the only windows on this level are in the two bedrooms.

The bedrooms are on opposite sides of the house, which is nice for privacy. The larger of the two faces the residential block, while the other offers access to the backyard via a staircase. The one bathroom is also off this room, and though it's on the narrow side, it has a charming feel, thanks to sleek fixtures and finishes and clever storage space. 

The first floor apartment also comes with two bedrooms and one bath, as well as open living and dining area. It also looks like a brighter space, with windows onto the front patio. One of the two adjacent bedrooms leads to the backyard, so as owner you'll need to decide whether you want to share your outdoor space. 

The back patio and yard have potential for some landscaping and outdoor seating upgrades. Another major perk of the house is its finished basement, which includes space for a rec room, an area for laundry, and an additional bathroom.

The house is three blocks from the Broadway Junction subway stop.  


Alanna Schubach

Contributing writer

Contributing editor Alanna Schubach has over a decade of experience as a New York City-based freelance journalist.

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