$2M Bed-Stuy two-family is an art-filled beauty with laid-back outdoor space
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$2M Bed-Stuy two-family is an art-filled beauty with laid-back outdoor space

August 19, 2021

Listing photos by DDReps

Asking $1,995,000, this Bed-Stuy townhouse at 781 Putnam Avenue is set up as an owner’s duplex and an income-generating garden-level apartment. Though the home was built in 1901, it’s been completely restored and renovated, resulting in a beautiful backdrop for the current owner’s art and contemporary furniture collection. The rear deck and backyard have also been done with a creative sentiment, offering a laid-back oasis.

Upon entering the owner’s duplex on the parlor floor, there’s a small foyer with a custom-built mudroom that opens into the expansive living room through grand, restored archways. This space has 12-foot ceilings and south-facing bay windows with the original wood-paneled shutters. Throughout, there are loads more original architectural details, including crown moldings, ceiling medallions, pocket doors, gorgeous slate stone mantels, and original hardwood floors.

The open dining room and kitchen are in the rear, set behind beautiful pocket doors. The kitchen has full-sized stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and freshly painted maple shaker cabinets. The seafoam subway tile backsplash adds a welcome pop of color.

Off the dining room, a deck with lovely trellising and a custom gas-line grill is perfect for dining al fresco. It leads down to the backyard, which is covered in climbing ivy and even has a hammock hanging from one of the shady trees.

A powder room and laundry room round out the lower level of the duplex. Upstairs are two large bedrooms, each with a fireplace and deep walk-in closet with Elfa system, that share a Jack-and-Jill bath. There’s also a small third bedroom and a home office.

Though we only see one image of it, the rental apartment takes up the garden level. A small foyer opens into the living/dining room, which has a decorative fireplace mantle and chic wainscoting. There’s also a small home office, full bathroom, bedroom, and a galley kitchen that opens to a rear patio. As the listing notes, tenants are in place until the end of March 2022.

The home is located just off Malcolm X Boulevard, which is lined with restaurants, and is within walking distance to the J and Z trains at Gates Avenue and the A and C trains at Utica Avenue.

[Listing details: 781 Putnam Avenue at CityRealty]

[At Compass by Lara Quiñones, Greg McHale, and Dillon Knop]


Listing photos by DDReps

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