Townhouse pick of the week

This South Slope townhouse has nice upgrades and charming details, plus a rental apartment

By Mimi O'Connor | June 27, 2018 - 9:00AM 

The appealing rental property can help pay the mortgage. 


There are plenty of single-family townhouses in NYC listed in the $1,899,000 price range of 223 Prospect Avenue. But a renovated two-family townhouse? Harder to find. 

This South Slope townhouse is configured as an owner's duplex with a top floor one-bedroom rental. The duplex occupies the garden and the parlor levels and the floors throughout are Australian Cypress wood. Two large bedrooms and two renovated baths are on the lower level; the master bedroom has a wall of custom closets plus glass doors leading out to the garden.

At least one thing to note: The townhouse overlooks Prospect Expressway, which for some may be a deal breaker. 


The master bath features a double vanity and soaking tub.

 An additional media room on the garden level has built-ins for storage. 

The kitchen, living room, and dining room are located on the parlor floor. The kitchen (pictured at top) features high-end appliances from Sub-Zero, Viking, and Bosch, as well as marble countertops, tin ceilings, a wine refrigerator, and a wood-burning fireplace. 

The spacious living and dining rooms have nice details like high ceilings, crown moldings, and ceiling medallions; this floor also has a half bath and provides access to the garden via glass doors in the kitchen that lead to a terrace and staircase. 

The top floor rental is a floor-through one bedroom with an office and features an updated kitchen and renovated bathroom, as well as a washer/dryer setup. 

Located between Fourth and Fifth avenues, the townhouse is near bars, restaurants and shopping. For transportation, the R at Prospect Avenue is a block away, and the F and G trains are at Fourth Avenue.


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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