Located on one of those charmingly scruffy Bed-Stuy streets that seems to span three centuries with some “Little House on the Prairie” thrown in, this seriously detached house at 659 Madison Street, though it’s only two stories high and 2,244 square feet, sits on a 25-by-100-foot lot. Asking $1.2 million, the three-bedroom home is still a lot bigger than the average condo–and what condo comes with a wrap-around porch? Though the listing says it’s a single-family, it’s actually a two-unit building, so there’s even income potential.
Stroll up through the front yard and through an iron gate right up onto the big front porch, ready for some rocking chairs or a full container garden.
On the first floor you’ll find an open living and dining area with a completely functional if somewhat forgettable kitchen, and a half bath. At the back of the house there’s a big bedroom with an en suite full bath and backyard access. And since in this case backyard access also means there’s a separate exit, we can envision a guest suite or completely legal Airbnb asset.
Upstairs are two more bedrooms, one extra-large with a huge walk-in closet and a full second bathroom. There’s also a finished basement for extra storage or guitar practice. Though we don’t get any pictures, the floor plan indicates 34 feet of “rear lawn” for croquet, BBQing or farming–or possibly adding more house.
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Images courtesy of Corcoran Group.
Neighborhoods : Bedford-Stuyvesant