This oddball little home at 288 Chauncey Street is a top contender for Bed Stuy’s cutest house. With its shingled front, classic cornice and scrolled portico, it cuts a distinctive figure on this block, where it’s surrounded by newer brick homes that are set back a good 20 feet behind it.
As small as it looks from the front it’s actually a two-story, though the lower level sits pretty far underground. That level, where natural light presumably does not abound, holds three bedrooms, a full bath and a small laundry room. Above is the living room, kitchen, dining room and a half bath.
Unfortunately the cuteness of the facade doesn’t extend to the inside, which has been given a pretty dreary renovation. A kitchen overhaul wouldn’t hurt, or at least a new countertop and maybe some paint on the cabinets.
The house is small — 1,584 square feet in total, according to the listing, from Compass brokers mTkalla Keaton and Matthew Scott.
The listing touts zoning that allows for the building of over 3,000 additional square feet, and with the house set right on the sidewalk, there’s a good deal of room behind for any buyer who wanted to go that route. (Though would-be developers take note: the listing specifies that the “home must be occupied by the owner.”)
What do you think of the place, and the ask of $775,000?
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