288 Chauncey Street

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

By Emily Nonko, Tue, December 22, 2015

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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.

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