$3.2M historic Bed-Stuy home keeps the details and gets the designer treatment
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$3.2M historic Bed-Stuy home keeps the details and gets the designer treatment

April 9, 2019

Photos by DD Reps, courtesy of Compass

The landmarked 1894 row house at 386 Stuyvesant Avenue, among the elegant Beaux-Arts limestones of Brooklyn’s Stuyvesant Heights neighborhood, has the impressive layout and scale of a trophy brownstone and the interiors of a designer show house. Brought back to life by designer duo Dahill Bunce, the two-family home is asking $3.195 million. Rich in original detail, the 19′ x 48′ home has a few surprises that set it apart, like a convenient “summer kitchen” leading to an enviable back garden.

In addition to being blessed with previous owners who kept it in top condition, the four-story townhouse was able to retain its gracious layout and grand proportions while it was transformed into a modern home. Past the brownstone stoop and elegant, restored entryway, the home’s parlor floor has the impressive ceiling height we’d expect above formal living and dining rooms.

A modern jewel of a chef’s kitchen features cabinets of dark fumed oak with patinated brass inlay and statement countertops of Calacatta Paonazzo marble. This one-of-a-kind kitchen gets loads of light from oversized bay windows with stained glass insets that overlook a private terrace atop an extension below.

On the second you’ll find a gracious king-sized master suite with treetop views, original fireplaces, a built-in upholstered window seat and a custom walk-in closet. Original wash basins have been maintained but re-purposed to serve as vanities and storage.

Across the suite is a private sitting area/dressing room which can also serve as an office or library.

One flight up are three additional bedrooms and a full bath with a stunning cast iron tub, Cararra marble tiles and restored skylights.

On the garden level is a well-appointed second unit for additional rental income or use as an in-law suite. Sadly not pictured here, this level also features an additional fully-equipped kitchen complete with storage, refrigeration, and running water. Through this “summer kitchen” is the home’s back garden, landscaped with plantings and stone pavers.

With new mechanicals and windows and a finished cellar, the mint-condition home is completely move-in ready, complete with designer cachet; the duo’s previous projects include 588 Madison and 1 Verona Place, which broke the record for the highest-selling two-family house in Bed-Stuy.

[Listing: 386 Stuyvesant Avenue by Esther Patten for Compass]


Photos by DD Reps, courtesy of Compass

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