This beautifully intact limestone townhouse mixes original details with thoughtful modern updates on one of Bed Stuy’s most desirable blocks. Built circa 1890, 639 Macon Street is configured with an owner’s triplex with a deck and backyard over a two-bedroom garden apartment with a private patio.
The owner’s triplex offers a spacious layout with four bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, laundry room and office. The parlor has its original molding, a restored wood-burning fireplace with original wood mantel, parquet floor and two sets of pocket doors. There is also a powder room on this level. The kitchen, located in the rear parlor, comes equipped with high-end appliances, a white stone island and a charming dining area with a custom banquette that seats 10.
An oak door leads out to a deck with a stairway leading down to a professionally landscaped garden with bluestone pavers, planting beds, irrigation and an outdoor shower.
The master bedroom is in the back of the second floor and has views of midtown Manhattan, a spacious walk-in closet and en suite spa-like bathroom with deep soaking tub and open shower behind a wall of glass doors. The adjacent bedroom, with a view of beautiful Macon Street, also has an en suite bathroom.
The top floor of 639 Macon Street has two bedrooms, each with a roomy walk-in closet, and a shared bathroom as well as views of Manhattan’s skyline. There is also exposed brick and a skylight in the stairwell; a windowed laundry room with a full-sized washer/dryer, sink and folding counter; and an office with pocket doors, built-in shelving and two desk spaces. The staircase’s original bannisters add to the prewar charm throughout the home.
The triplex also has exclusive access to a mudroom area in the stair hall on the garden floor as well as to the cellar, where there is a half bath and new mechanicals.
The garden apartment has a separate entrance with under the stoop storage and a foyer with coat closet. Finished in a modern style, the unit has a bright living room that flows into the open kitchen in the front plus two bedrooms in the rear, each with their own closet. The apartment also has a washer/dryer. A door through one of the bedrooms leads to a private, covered patio with wooden decking and a built-in bench. The full garden is accessible through a gate.
The home has been updated with unobtrusive Lutron lighting, NEST thermostats, Sonos surround sound, an interior intercom on each floor, an exterior intercom by Ring and a security system by Bristoe.
The four-story house has a deep and fanciful original cornice, bands of rusticated stone and subtle neo-Classical details. Its 19th century double entry doors are intact as is its impressive original ironwork, which was recently restored.
Located on a coveted block, 639 Macon is within walking distance of some notable restaurants and nightspots, including Chez Oskar, Saraghina, Eugene & Co., L’Antagoniste, The Trad Room, Grandchamps, Kiki & Romeo, Mama Fox and LunAtico. It is close to Saratoga Park, the A express and C trains at Utica Avenue, or the J train at Halsey Street.
Listed by Heather Swicicki of Douglas Elliman, the townhouse is asking $2.995 million.