Live an Elegant — and Surprisingly Affordable — Life in a Bed-Stuy Townhouse

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Bedford-Stuyvesant is experiencing a renaissance, and perhaps the best way to know that’s true is to look into the neighborhood and actually see what kinds of properties are available there.

Take, for example, this two-family (lived in as a one) home at 773 Hancock Street. From its charm, style and spacious configuration, you might think it was a Manhattan address. But the price tag lets you know that you’re getting a good deal more for your money in a spot considered “well under value,” according to broker Vicki Negron, “and an incredible deal with motivated sellers”.

What you’ll notice immediately is that it’s a home that’s has been updated while maintaining all if its original detail. There’s an elegant, formal living room, eye-catching tin ceilings, a large and welcoming kitchen, and four generously sized bedrooms, with three full baths. And, if that wasn’t enticement enough, there’s also a garden with an extension for year-round enjoyment. Yes, it’s a true Brooklyn brownstone gem, but incorporated with elements of a beach house bungalow.

It’s easy to imagine how to take what’s already sumptuous and customize it with the particulars that would make it an ideal home ready to create a lifetime of memories. (It’s already done that for the married gay couple of 25 years who are putting their home up for new owners while they relocate out of state.)

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And not only are the home and its surroundings dressed to impress; it’s tucked close enough to transportation to easily jump the Gates Avenue J/Z train or the A/C connection at Utica. Neighborhood favorite spots include nearby Mama Fox, L’Antagoniste, Chez Oskar and Zabka Cafe.

As Negron sees it, places like these are a rare find. “This beautiful house is as interesting as it is chic, functional and fun,” she says. “And, as it has done for its current owners, it will make an incredible home for some lucky individual with fabulous taste.”

Renovations and upgrades include:

The windows on the front elevation of the house have all been replaced. A custom front door was built and installed; the front face of the house has been recently painted, including the stairs, as well as the wrought iron out front. Lighting for the front yard has been installed, and there are now brick pavers between plant beds there as well.

In addition, there’s a custom steel access door to basement, and all of the interior spaces/rooms have been freshly painted.
The kitchen has been renovated, along with the garden level and second floor bathrooms, and you’ll see custom millwork throughout the home — parlor living room, hallway, library, bathroom and guest room, as well as the garden level family room, the expanded back porch and two master closets.

And finally. there’s a bar room connecting the kitchen with an informal living room on garden level, and the kitchen boasts a huge dining table perfectly suited for a large number of guests.

Interested? Contact Vicki Negron

Or have a closer look at the property:

Last modified: January 21, 2019