Charming Two-Family Brownstone in Bed Stuy With Four Mantels Asks $1.45 Million

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Here’s an appealing two-family brownstone with a range of original details combined with modern updates. Located at 794 Jefferson Avenue in Bed Stuy, it’s currently configured as a rental over a duplex and appears to be in move-in condition.

At 19-feet-wide, the home is a bit narrow, but both the lower duplex and the one-bedroom third-floor rental are spacious.

Period notes can be found throughout, including wood wall panels, millwork door and window surrounds, plaster crown moldings and at least one ceiling medallion. There are four decorative mantels, original wood floors and a stand-out white fretwork screen dividing the living and dining rooms in the top floor rental.

The facade, too, has some lovely detail in the way of an intact, bracketed cornice, lintels and the original front door, framed by sconces.

Bay windows bring plenty of light into the front living room and the owners master bedroom, which shares the second floor with two other bedrooms, a full bath and a pass-through den. The two larger bedrooms lack closets, but a tiny rear bedroom has two, and the den has one as well.


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There’s a fireplace in the garden-level living room (the listing says it’s not working). Both units have a washer/dryer.

The one pictured bathroom has a clawfoot tub and appears to not have been updated for some time, although it’s in fine condition. There are plenty of overhead cabinets in the top floor kitchen, along with a tile backsplash. In the owners duplex, the kitchen has an eat-in island but is not pictured.

The backyard has a perimeter of planters, is paved in stone and ripe for some love and landscaping.

In the same family since at least the early 1980s, the home is a 4.5 block walk from the Halsey Street J station. It is across the street from an under construction apartment building that is replacing a Carpenter Gothic church.

Halstead Property’s Jevon Gratineau has the listing, which is asking $1.45 million. Do you think they’ll get their ask?

[Listing: 794 Jefferson Avenue | Broker: Halstead Property] GMAP

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