Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Bed-Stuy Open House this Sunday: Chauncey Street on Park Block

Available exclusively on, it's a totally renovated 3-story brownstone on Chauncey Street directly across from the park.  Do the prices off the Nostrand Avenue subway stop have you down?  Well, sit on the train one stop further and get off at Utica!  Crazy concept, we know, but many of the houses over here are even nicer.  Local Bed-Stuy extraordinaire Morgan Munsey points out that Stuyvesant Heights was the second district in all of Brooklyn to become landmarked - shortly behind Brooklyn Heights - back in the 1970's.  Yup, before half you Bed-Stuy haters were even born, people were loving up on this architecture from the historic house hey-day of 1870's to 1900's.

Cue this house from circa 1899, a brownstone that's 3 stories at 19.5' x 45'.  Original details meet modern upgrades in what we're told is a legal 3-Family used as a single-family.  With 2 kitchens still intact, it could easily be used an upper duplex and garden rental...

The deck out to the backyard...

And the parlor that folks look for in these hundred year old homes...

If you're looking for an alternative to 336 Hancock Street, this could be it.

Wood details, orginal mantles, parquet floors, shutters, exposed brick... park & express train right outside your door.  No wonder people come here instead of condos in Manhattan (or other parts of Brooklyn) for $1.5M+.  With an asking price of $1.6M and no big broker's commission on the scene (as of yet), this house is just what dozens of buyers have been looking for.  Who needs REBNY to tax the transaction?  With 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, plus a "finished functioning basement" - this is still condo-alternative pricing in this new wave Brooklyn.  Open house by appointment this Sunday, October 19th from 1pm to 2pm.  To register, e-mail

If the "median" town home price in Bed-Stuy is truly $1.85M, then this is a steal, y'all!

Pro's: prime time Stuyvesant Heights "3-Family", across from the park & A train, totally renovated with modern upgrades and original details, easily converted for more rental income, 

Con's:  not the fanciest pics, 3 stories instead of 4, not everyone's taste, "Utica is too far" rings hallow but will still be heard, set up as single-family currently, no address for the looky-loo's

Ideally:  happy medium in this market, and with an open house this weekend, it's easy to go see for yourself.

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