Townhouse pick of the week

A Prospect Heights townhouse with a garden, for $1,500,000

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By Mimi OConnor  |
January 7, 2020 - 1:00PM

Photos for this listing have been virtually staged. You can head to the open house this weekend to see it IRL. 

Christie's International Real Estate

This week's townhouse pick raises a few questions, but there's no denying that Prospect Height's 736 Bergen St., listed for $1,500,000 is competitively priced after a cut. (In June it was listed for $2,100,000.) Described as a three bedroom, two bath, the townhouse measures 20 feet wide and has three floors including a basement living space. 

It looks very nice in the listing, in part because of its virtual staging. (You can read more about virtual staging tips and tricks here. And see the townhouse with some real photos here.) 

The townhouse does in fact have has a fireplace mantel, wood floors, and recessed lighting. 

There's a separate dining room. 

The kitchen is on the small side, but it appears updated and has a window.

A large outdoor space is accessed via the kitchen. It's also virtually staged; that fence is may not be real. 

There are two full baths, which look newly renovated. (Note there is not a bathroom on the main first floor.) 

The upstairs bedrooms are a nice size. 

One has a walk-in closet. 

A "bedroom" is located on the basement floor. If it is below grade, it is not considered legal. (You can read more about that here.) Still, it could make a nice den or family room. 

The listing says additional air rights are available to expand the footprint of the building. You should always make sure that's the case if that is of interest. The townhouse is also curiously oriented slightly to the west. For a fascinating explanation, head here. Be sure to read the comments, too.) 


The townhouse is well-located, a few blocks from the A and C at Clinton and Washington, and shopping, dining options abound along Underhill, Washington and Vanderbilt avenues. Brooklyn attractions such a Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Botanic Garden are also nearby.


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Mimi OConnor

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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