This spacious turn-of-the-century Romanesque/Renaissance Revival townhouse is filled with exceptional examples of period millwork. Located at 593 Jefferson Avenue in Bed Stuy, it was designed by noted 19th century architects Langston and Dahlander.
Currently divided into two duplex units, it boasts an entirely original facade with decorative wreath carving, stained glass and an ornate cornice. There was a restoration in 2015, according to the listing, that also updated the electric, plumbing, insulation and roof.
Inside there are three working fireplaces, one of which has a carved wooden mantel and green tile, and two original pier mirrors. There are parquet floors throughout the parlor, along with mahogany woodwork and a screen with ornate fretwork.
Both of the kitchens are quite large. The one in the bottom duplex has a center island with marble counter, black cabinetry and triple-bay windows that look out over the garden. In the upper duplex, the kitchen has a pass-through and a ton of counter space.
There are two bathrooms, one of which has a unique arched opening to the subway-tiled shower and tub, with a green mosaic-tile floor (that comes close to matching the green tile of one of the fireplaces).
The cellar has a laundry room, mechanicals and a generous amount of storage, and there’s central air-conditioning throughout the home. There’s a pergola and Magnolia Grandiflora in the garden that the listing claims will cast a pink light over your home each spring (but it’s not the landmarked Magnolia Grandiflora).
Morgan Munsey, Donna Myrie and Perri Defino of Halstead have the listing for $3.1 million. Would you live here?
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