This elegantly renovated narrow Italianate brownstone in Bed Stuy has been reconfigured into a single-family since we featured it as a House of the Day in 2013, removing the garden-level kitchen, which becomes an additional bedroom. According to comparison with the previous floor plan, the hallway on the parlor-level has also been opened up, the kitchen moved to the rear, and an island added, along with french doors that reveal a new deck with stairs to the garden. It has eight marble mantels, pocket shutters, wide plank floors, and crown molding on some levels.
The jewel of the place is the center stair, with its handsome curling railing and wide wooden steps. It leads up to the top two floors featuring two bedrooms on each floor and updated bathrooms outfitted in marble cabinet tops and gray tiles. The master bedroom is on the top floor, where exposed beams and bricks extend the ceiling height and width and reveal the late 19th century materials.
The front halls have been removed so the main rooms run the full width of the house on all floors. The two rooms on the garden floor can be used as rec rooms, according to the listing, from brokers Greg McHale and Jesse Shafer of Compass. There are 3.5 bathrooms, one on each floor, and the backyard is not pictured.
12a Monroe Street looks to be a part of a row of five with curving lintels and matching bracketed cornices and metalwork, though this one is missing most of its original froufrou iron railings.
According to PropertyShark, the property has passed through a couple of hands since 2014, when it sold for $1.176 million, selling again in 2016 for $2.35 million. Presumably in between is when a lot of this work was done. Now it’s looking for $2.75 million. What do you think?
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