Just under $4 million will get you about 4,000 square feet of space on Putnam Avenue.
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BED-STUY, BROOKLYN — While the neighborhood’s cheapest homes may be more practical for most Brooklynites, there is still fun to be had ogling at the mansions Bed-Stuy has to offer.
This week Patch is taking a look at the most expensive homes on the market in each neighborhood.
In Bed-Stuy, this $3.9-million townhouse on Putnam Avenue takes the cake. Check out the details below:
- Address: 244 Putnam Ave, Brooklyn, New York
- Price: $3,895,000
- Square Feet: 3920
- Bedrooms: 5
- Bathrooms: 4 Full and 1 Half Baths
- Built: 1879
- Features: Prepare yourself for a jaw-dropping experience when you visit this fabulous Italianate Townhouse that has been meticulously restored while incorporating a modern flare for a blend of pure perfection! Built in 1879, this 20′ wide 2-family home has not only had a fourth-floor addition but has also been extended out on all four floors under the direction of TBo architects and rehabilitated with exceptional attention to detail by Townhouse Therapy, to create a total of nearly 4, 000 interior square feet, including a 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom triplex with multiple sitting rooms that provide versatility in lifestyle, plus a 1 bedroom, 1 bath unit on the garden level. Upon entering the home on the parlor level through a pair of fully restored double doors, you are surrounded by natural wood tones and generously sized rooms with walls finished in diamond plaster throughout. The living room has a working fireplace and flows through pocket doors to the dining room which has one of 3 reclaimed marble fireplace mantels and is separated from the kitchen by arched window openings from the original rear brick wall that was maintained while introducing industrial elements of the extended area with exposed concrete columns and beams. Parlor flooring and stairwell is from Provenance Reclaimed Vertical Heart Pine, and all woodwork has been stripped and restored, then recrafted to suit the new window, door and parlor openings. Flooded with light from the back wall of architecturally significant oversized windows which face and provide access to the garden, the kitchen has custom milled cabinetry in rifted and quartered ash, and an island covered by Rosso Collamendina honed marble counters complete the aesthetic while housing Miele oven and cooktop, Liebherr refrigerator, Bosh dishwasher, Faber stove exhaust, and Lefroy Brooks fixtures. Head upstairs to the second floor where you will find 3 bedrooms, each unique in style and surrounding a versatile family area with concrete columns, marble mantle, exposed beams, a floating closet wrapped in reclaimed yellow pine shiplap, plus 2 tastefully colored bathrooms with skylight and wrought iron doors, featuring a Perlato soaking tub, Toto wall hung toilets, Tiles from Anne Sachs, Villa Laguna and Nemo Tiles, Le Froy Brooks Fixtures, and a utility closet with Bosh washer and dryer. The primary retreat is perched on the third floor with a versatile sitting room that could serve as a home office, a private terrace, plus a beautiful sky-lit custom bath lined in Travertine Marble with internal wrought iron window, a walk-in closet and, and another sun-drenched bedroom containing a wall of windows, barreled hallway ceilings, and also direct access to the roof terrace. Stylistic continuity prevails on the garden floor in the second unit which is a one bedroom apartment with private entry, garden access, kitchen by Reform, and in unit washer/dryer. Notable renovation features include cleaning and repointing of front Facade with fully restored Cornice, all new wrought iron stairs and rails, and newly brown stoned, stoop stairs, lintels and sills; exterior addition finished in Steel Panels and Corrugated Corten Steel from Western Metal; new sprinkler system with copper lines through the building, all new electrical with three meters, intercom system, plus HVAC system with mini splits on the garden and 2nd floor, and central ducted AC on parlor and third floor. Be a part of the vibrant community of Bed-Stuy while bordering Clinton Hill and enjoying all of the local dining and shopping both neighborhoods have to offer, including Chilos, Clementine Bakery, Pilar Cuban Restaurant, Playground Coffee, Speedy Romeo, and The Fly. Both Planet Fitness and the YMCA are only 3 blocks away, and just 4 blocks to the A train.
This listing originally appeared on realtor.com. For more information and photos, click here.
3 bd/2 full ba, 3,164 sqft