House of the Day: 286 Van Buren Street


The updates in this Bed Stuy house are pretty easy on the eyes, and plenty of charming details remain. It’s set up as an owner’s duplex over a garden-floor rental.

The new floors don’t look too bad, and there are plenty of original moldings (as well as what looks to be some 1950s crown moldings), tin ceilings, slate mantels, hex tile and other delights. The simple kitchen counters and cupboards seem in keeping with the style of the house, as does the subway-tiled bathroom pictured.

Although located between Lewis and Stuyvesant, it’s close to the J train and a 10-block hike to the shops on Halsey in Stuy Heights. Do you think they’ll get their ask of $1,175,000?

286 Van Buren Street [Corcoran] GMAP

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