The two-family brownstone at 490 MacDonough Street is one of the nicest homes we’ve seen for sale east of Malcolm X in a while. Located on a fine-looking block between Malcolm X and Patchen, close to Stuy Heights shops and restaurants, this house has all the 1890s goodies: stained glass windows, elaborate parquet floors, mantels, a fanciful screen in the entry, an attractive passthrough with three-part mirror, shutters, and elaborate foliate details on the facade. (Click through to the listing site for all the photos.)
There are no pictures of the kitchens and baths, though the listing says the latter have been updated. A few quibbles: Some of the flooring on the garden floor is new, the original front door has been replaced, and most or all of the wood work has been painted, as has the facade. But it’s all there, and we’re sure it will be beautiful when restored.
The house last sold for $380,000 in 2011. Do you think they’ll get their new ask of $1,495,000?