This two-story brick row house in East Flatbush originally formed part of a development built in 1937 on top of old Flatbush farmland called Lenox Homes, which the developers later continued to extend all the way to Utica Avenue.
It appears fairly modest from the street, with medieval-themed details such as shields and stepped gables, but inside the three bedrooms and two baths are spread out through a pretty luxurious 2,255 square feet with a back patio and a steam room. Maybe put 708 Troy Avenue in the category of a places to evaluate according to whether housing should be an investment property or an affordable place to live, per a recent essay in CityLab.
It’s about a 15-minute hike to the Winthrop Street 2 and 5 trains, but there’s always the B12 that runs to Nostrand as well as the Parkside Avenue Q train. The listing describes it as a peaceful street despite being directly across from the Kings County Hospital campus.
It has a driveway and a look at the floor plan reveals it may at one time have had a garage in the rear of the basement (which is above grade, according to PropertyShark). Some nice details like a rec room and laundry in the lower level, scalloped doorway, and wood floors add to the possible allure of striking out halfway from Manhattan to Jamaica Bay.
It’s asking $699,000 — the price of a one-bedroom elsewhere, if you’re lucky, notes listing agent Lois Thompson of Compass. Is it worth the trek?
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