Stubby Shotgun-Style House Asks $775K in East Bed-Stuy

Posted On Tue, December 22, 2015 By

Posted On Tue, December 22, 2015 By In Bed Stuy, Cool Listings, Quirky Homes

Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn is a neighborhood that’s famed for its architecture: majestic Italianate, Neo-Grec, Romanesque Revival and Queen Anne townhouses, churches and schools line a majority of the side streets. But this little house, at 288 Chauncey Street in East Bed-Stuy, stands in a category all its own. It looks more “New Orleans shotgun house” than Brooklyn townhouse, although it does boast a classic, historic cornice. It’s also rare to see a townhouse in the neighborhood that’s so stubby, with a one-story front facade (The home is actually a compact two-story, but the lower level sits mostly underground). What’s even the proper price tag for such an oddball home? A few years ago, it was asking $350,000, but now that the Bed-Stuy market is so hot it’s aiming high with an ask of $775,000.

288 Chauncey Street, shotgun house, living room, renovation

The interior takes up a total of 1,580 square feet over both floors. Upon entering, you’ve got a living room with an open kitchen and dining room right behind it. There’s also a bathroom on this floor. And while the exterior is sure unique, the interior renovation is pretty bland–just your basic wood floors and white walls. At least it looks like you’re getting nice, high ceilings on this first floor. We’re so curious to know how the interior looked when this tiny house was first built!

288 Chancey Street, kitchen, renovation, shotgun house

Here’s a look at the kitchen renovation, which also falls short of inspiring. The breakfast bar separates the kitchen from the dining area.

288 Chancey Street, bedroom, bed-stuy, shotgun house, renovation

On the second, lower level, there are three bedrooms, a full bathroom and a laundry room. There’s also plenty of closet space down here, with a walk-in closet in the master bedroom.

288 Chauncey Street, floorplan, backyard, shotgun house, bed-stuy

One perk of this compact house: It has a decent amount of outdoor space (1,814 square feet to be exact) accessed from the first floor. The lot also comes with an extra 3,000 square feet of buildable space. That means that a buyer could come in, tear this whole thing down, and build something new and much taller. What do you think, has this kooky shotgun house grown on you, or would you be happy to see it go?

[Listing: 288 Chauncey Street by mTkalla Keaton, Matthew Scott and Shonnette Yearwood for Compass]

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Neighborhoods : Bedford-Stuyvesant

  • Linda D.

    Of course, I’m not aware of any structural challenges the designer may have faced, but it strikes me that the space could have been better utilized. The layout leaves me cold with walls that block off space and discourage flow. The square footage is more than adequate, but the way it’s planned feels cramped to me.

  • Marie Manual

    This house is just “Butt ugly”, inside and out, I wouldn’t spend $7.75 cents for it. Yeech!!!!!!!!………..smh

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