Townhouse pick of the week

This Bed-Stuy townhouse features a Bravo tv makeover and has two rentals to help pay the mortgage

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By Mimi OConnor  |
February 26, 2019 - 1:00PM

The owner's duplex occupies the garden and parlor floors. 


Not only does this Bedford Stuyvesant brownstone at 594 Madison St. have tons of original details, two rentals, and a recent renovation, it's been featured on Bravo's interior design show "Get a Room with Carson and Thom," hosted by former "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" stars Carson Kressley and Thom Filicia. The duo redid several rooms, including a bedroom that now sports pink unicorn wallpaper. (Check out Bravo's before-and-after pictures showcasing the transformation).

Listed for $2,399,000, the 3,420-square-foot house features an owner's two-bedroom duplex on the parlor and garden floors, and rentals on the third and fourth. 

Original prewar details include original shutters, door and window moldings, pocket doors, wainscoting, arched doorways, exposed brick, original mantels, and five decorative fireplaces. There's even an eight-foot parlor mirror. 

Pocket doors lead to the renovated parlor-level  and a living room with northern exposure. A dining area is next to the south-facing eat-in kitchen, which has granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, a dishwasher, and storage pantry. 

The lower level has two bedrooms and two full baths. The building also has a semi-finished basement with a washer and dryer. 

The outdoor area is south-facing and has a concrete finish. 

The third story of the brownstone is a floor-through, one-bedroom, one bath with a decorative fireplace, moldings, and an alcove living room that the listing says fetches $2,000 a month. 

The top floor features a split two-bedroom with similar period details, as well as a skylight in the kitchen. (Possible rent: $2,500.) 

The mechanicals of the building are in good condition; there is a gas-powered central furnace and forced air heat. 

Plenty of eating, drinking, and shopping options can be found nearby on Halsey Street, and Tompkins Avenue, and you can catch the A and C trains at Utica Avenue or the J train at Kosciuszko Street. Both stations are about 10 blocks away.




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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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