Bed Stuy Brownstone With Mantels, Plasterwork, Solar Panels Asks $2.1 Million

This late 19th century brownstone sports some traditional style with delicate plasterwork and original woodwork along with a nod to modern technology in the form of solar panels and an electric heating system.

The brownstone, located at 651 Macon Street, likely dates to between 1889 and 1895 when historic maps and new building notices in Brooklyn newspapers show that multiple builders were busy constructing two and three-story dwellings on this stretch of Macon near Patchen. This one has a rough-faced brownstone basement and the detail is repeated in the lintels above. A paneled and bracketed cornice tops the 18-foot wide house.


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Inside, the house got a makeover after being purchased in 2015. It’s set up as a two-family with an owner’s duplex over a garden level one-bedroom apartment. The duplex has a living room, dining room and kitchen on the parlor level and two bedrooms and a home office above.

There’s plasterwork, mantels and a combo of painted and stripped woodwork in the living and dining areas while the entry sports a black painted original stair with new flooring. A galley kitchen with blue cabinets, marble counters and a white subway tile backsplash is at the end of the hall. A new powder room is tucked under the stairs.

Two more mantels are found upstairs in the bedrooms, making for a total of five in the house. The upper floor also holds two full baths with black tile floors and white fixtures along with a closet with a full-sized, stacked washer/dryer.

Downstairs, the garden level unit has another renovated kitchen with blue cabinets, new wood floors and in-unit laundry. Both units have access to the rear yard which has a concrete patio and raised planting beds.

According to the listing, the renovation included the addition of the new technology, including the solar panels, a floor-mounted electric heating and cooling system and a recirculating water heater system.

It went for $1.2 million when it sold in 2015. Now, after the renovation, it’s on the market for $2.1 million with Ban Leow and Howard Ramlal of Halstead. Worth the ask?

[Listing: 651 Macon Street | Broker: Halstead/BHS] GMAP

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