Today’s pick is a Bedford Stuyvesant brownstone that’s been given a new life — and carries a piece of its old one.
Specifically, the house — at 44 Macon Street — is a four-story that’s been gut renovated on three of its floors. The garden floor remains as it was — and comes with a “life tenant.”
About the renovation: They’ve gone with an industrial rustic kind of vibe, with lots of exposed brick and roof beams, white walls and an open-plan living room and kitchen in the owner’s upper duplex. The effect is awfully nice — it feels airy, calm and bright.
The third-floor kitchen is spacious and attractive. We’re liking that subway tile with the dark-wood counter both there and in the parlor-floor kitchen (and admire the bold choice to not go with the ubiquitous stainless steel stove). The upper kitchen has one of the house’s three decorative fireplaces, two of them original. (more…)