This Bed Stuy brownstone is a head turner, with choice original details and some bold design choices that will thrill some buyers and turn off others. If it looks like it wasn’t the work of your average brownstone dweller that’d be correct — it’s the home of the flamboyant and genre-blurring singer and producer Santigold.
In the original detail department, there are pocket doors, inlaid floors, ceilings with wedding-cake plaster detailing, wainscoting, a mahogany staircase, original window shutters, stained glass, moldings, and five working fireplaces.
In the bold-design department, start with the master bathroom, stunningly clad in book-matched, richly veined marble, with a gold-footed claw foot tub and a glass-walled shower.
Note the raw silk wall covering in dark blue in the garden-level drawing room, the gold-leaf accents on the fireplace in the living room, the baroque wallpaper in the parlor-level bedroom.
It’s a legal two-family laid out as a single residence. The kitchen (not pictured) is on the garden level along with the drawing/dining room; it leads out to a garden with a flagstone patio.
The parlor floor holds the living room and a rear bedroom; above is a large front bedroom (not pictured), a small second bedroom, and a dressing room with enough built-in cabinetry to meet a pop star’s demands, painted in turquoise.
There’s central air conditioning, and a closeted washer/dryer on the parlor level.
Co-listed by Helen Chee and Rezwan Sharif of Compass, the house is asking $1.95 million. What do you think of it?
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