Here’s a uniquely configured home in the Stuyvesant Heights Historic District, across the street from Fulton Park. Located at 63 Chauncey Street, the pale stone three-story was completed in 1901 and received a boho-chic renovation in the 1970s complete with double-height sections and a catwalk.
Brenda Fryson, an important and well-known figure in the Bed Stuy community who is one of the founders of local advocacy group Brownstoners of Bedford Stuyvesant and served as the chair of Community Board 3, is the longtime owner.
It’s presently configured as a two-family although the certificate of occupancy lists it as a three-family. On the parlor level, original details include moldings, wainscoting, tin ceilings, original front doors, baseboards and a wood-burning fireplace. That the listing describes it as “the true meaning of open plan” is defendable, due to the aforementioned double-height front parlor, which has exposed brick.
The dining room, with almost an entire wall lined with closets, is on a raised portion of the center parlor, while the rear kitchen, which has an enviable amount of counter space, a breakfast nook with skylight and a sunroom leading to the garden, is in the back.
There’s a sprawling living room on the garden level has a corner bar, with French doors leading to a closeted pass-through. On the other side are a home office, a kitchen and mudroom. The full bath here has a red clawfoot tub.
The top floor contains three bedrooms. The master has a decorative mantel with crane motif, inlaid parquet floors, picture frame moldings, plus an en suite bath and a walk-in closet. There’s another full bath in the hall, and the glass-walled front bedrooms are accessible via a catwalk with glass and millwork railings.
Utica Avenue A and C station is around the corner from the home. Malika Oyo at Corcoran has the listing, which is asking $1.9 million. What do you think of it?
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