Updated 8 days ago
Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn | Patchen Ave & Ralph Ave
8 Rooms3 Beds2.5 Baths2,214 Square FeetMulti-Family

floors / apts2 / 2
Lot Size17'x100'
Built Size17'x42'
Building TypeTownhouse
RE Taxes$4,433
Price Per SF

Listing Features

  • Original Details

Outdoor space and views

  • Backyard
  • Frontyard
  • Patio

Building Amenities

  • Gated Entry
  • Stoop Entry

Property Description

High quality meets high tech at 648 Macon Street. Thoroughly gut-renovated from top to bottom in 2016 with the bonus addition of seven ethernet ports, wired-in bathroom music, three Nest smoke/carbon detectors, various smart switches (Alexa, turn on the lights!), two Nest cameras and more. You’ll be so hooked up you may never need to leave home. With central Nest-controlled HVAC throughout and all new mechanical systems — you can work from home; play from home; relax from home. This three-story Romanesque/Renaissance Revival Brownstone, built 1889 by Walter Clayton is a legal two-family currently being used as a spacious single family home (though the 2nd kitchen remains on the top floor). Pocket doors lead from the gracious foyer into the parlor living spaces. The naturally bright double-parlor living rooms are the heart of 648 Macon Street — just as it was at the turn-of-the-century. The front parlor is a large entertaining space featuring a lovely vintage mantel, while the rear parlor is a more intimate family room featuring a columned elaborate Victorian mantel with an overmantel. Both mantles are dressed with stylish tile hearths and are mounted on exposed, painted brick bringing a modern attitude to this classic brownstone. Dark hardwood floors throughout the home are contrasted by the wonderful light that graces 648 Macon Street. The oversized windows with northern and southern exposures create a bright and welcoming space. The rear parlor offers the hidden bonus of having plumbing and gas rough-in in place — allowing you to install a kitchen with ease and economy if you are so inclined. Currently the main eat-in kitchen is on the garden level — offering easy access to outdoor enjoyment and a dedicated dining room. Featuring classic white cabinetry, granite countertops with a charcoal subway tile backsplash, stainless steel Samsung, Bosch and LG appliances, the kitchen is modern and generously sized. The formal dining room is spacious enough for large dinner parties but retains an intimate ambiance. Walk out to the inviting backyard with a raised cabana — the perfect entertaining place. Additionally, the garden level features storage, laundry and a full bath. The finished cellar is blessed with two windows making this below-grade space feel warm and welcoming — prime for use as a rec room, office or media room. Built-in audio cables run across the room so it’s possible to have a home-theater system without any visible cables. There is an ample storage/pantry area. The exceptionally bright top floor consists of two large bedrooms, a super-lux bathroom and the 2nd kitchen. The extra-large primary bedroom is full-width with an exposed brick fireplace and mantle and a lovely original decorative plaster alcove. The lavish five-piece bathroom features a wet room with a rain shower and a freestanding soaking tub. A bidet automatically makes this room a winner, but built-in ceiling speaker, radiant flooring, electric towel warmer, an automatic fan with a humidity sensor, Carrara marble countertop and floor-to-ceiling decorative tile — create a truly pampered, spa-like experience. The renovated 2nd kitchen occupies the smaller side room and remains intact so you can choose how best to live in this lovely home. 648 Macon Street is located on a pretty tree-lined street near the best of Bedford Stuyvesant and just a few minute’s-walk to the express A/C train stop at Utica Ave. A short walk will take you to Bed-Stuy-favorites such as Tucum Coffee, Greedi Vegan, Chez Oskar, Milk & Pull, Nana Ramen, Trad Room, Grandchamps, the Michelin-reviewed L’Antagoniste, Halsey Traders Market, Peaches and Mama Fox just to name a few.

Listing History

Sold and Closed by Perri DeFino

Building Details

Building TypeTownhouse
Year Built1901
Learn More About the Building

Transit and Citi Bike


Ralph Av
0.39 miles
Gates Av
0.43 miles
Utica Av
0.44 miles
Halsey St
0.46 miles

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Bedford Stuyvesant | Brooklyn

Quick Profile

Known for its historic brownstones and tight-knit enclave, Bed-Stuy has increasingly left behind its early reputation for being a “bedroom community” and transcended into a highly desirable neighborhood. 

Distinct for its aesthetic, it is populated with ornate buildings characterized by cornices, friezes, finials, fluting and other marks of classic architecture. Built up during the period from 1870 to 1900, its historic district runs to the north of Jefferson Avenue, to the east of Malcolm X Boulevard and to the west of Tompkins Avenue. 

At one point known as “Brooklyn’s Little Harlem,” the shape of the area has shifted toward attracting a wider demographic of people thanks to the influx of bars, restaurants, antique furniture stores and vintage boutiques. More police enforcement paired with the decline of the crack epidemic at the beginning of the 2000s also opened the door for increased development, as well as the occupation of formerly abandoned buildings and spaces. 

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OLR ID: 63862TH