Townhouse pick of the week

A Sunset Park two family with a grand stoop and a rental, for $1,599,000

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By Mimi OConnor  |
July 30, 2019 - 1:15PM

The townhouse has an owner's duplex and a top floor, two-bedroom rental apartment. 


The are many "reno ready" townhouses in sunset Park, but 424 55th St. isn't one of them. It's turn-key ready. And the two-family is well-priced at $1,599,000, especially with an estimated $2,000 a month from the top-floor two-bedroom rental. 

Built in 1896, the Neo Greco Renaissance Revival-style building has three-exposures, a grand L-shaped stoop, and small garden area in front. The building has a new roof. Original features include four fireplaces, high ceilings, bay windows and wood floors. 

The owner's duplex occupies the garden and the parlor floor. The living room and dining room are on the garden floor. 

On the same level, a renovated chef's kitchen has stainless steel appliances, and an island.

A bathroom looks nicely renovated.

An office is on the garden level as well. 

The south-facing garden was recently landscaped.

The bedrooms are upstairs, and the master has a fireplace (unclear if it's functional), and a pass-through dressing area. 

The second bedroom on this floor has a terrace that overlooks the south-facing garden, and there is a third bedroom on this level as well. 

The second floor rental has two bedrooms, and looks to get nice light. The listing says it rents for $2,000 a month. 


The townhouse is in south Sunset Park, very near Bay Ridge, and is a block from the N/R trains at 53rd Street. It's located between Fourth and Fifth Avenues, with the majority of eating and shopping opportunities on the latter. Sunset Park (the green space) is near, as is neighborhood retail hub Industry City. 


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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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