Updated 14 hours ago
In contract
Bay Ridge, Brooklyn | 4th Ave & 5th Ave
5 Rooms2 Beds2 Baths1,186 Square FeetSingle Family

floors / apts2 / 1
Lot Size25'x100'
Built Size18'x35'
Building TypeHouse
RE Taxes$5,880
Price Per SF

Listing Features

  • WBFP

Outdoor space and views

  • Backyard
  • Deck
  • Frontyard
  • Garden
  • Patio

Building Amenities

  • Driveway
  • Garden
  • Gated Entry
  • Laundry Room
  • Outdoor Parking
  • Playroom

Property Description

This single-family fully detached home is a sweet COUNTRY COTTAGE in the heart of Bay Ridge BROOKLYN! Here is a unique opportunity to own your own house for less than the cost of a condo. Enter the property through a storybook arbor into the front garden resplendent with flowers, trees and climbing vines, framed by a white picket fence. The enclosed breezeway/entry hall leads into the main living spaces on the first floor. In front is a spacious living room and across the hall a modern chef's kitchen with Thermador range & hood, and two ovens, Bosch refrigerator and dishwasher and an adjacent butler's pantry with wine fridge. The kitchen opens onto the dining room, with a built-in mahogany-top office/work space and a bank of windows facing the gorgeous rear garden. There is direct access from the dining area onto a raised patio, which leads down to the huge private back yard. This unique outdoor space offers sought-after privacy right in the city, and comes complete with sitting areas, tremendous mature trees, and a lush green lawn. A spacious and bright bathroom completes this level.

Upstairs you'll find two bedrooms, a home office/nursery and another windowed full bath. Other features include hardwood floors throughout, abundant natural lights, and split A/C units on the main floor. There is also a basement with full-height ceilings that has loads of upside potential to create a rec room, play room, or nice work-from-home space. The basement also offers a workshop, storage, and laundry with full-size Bosch washer/dryer. Who needs a country home upstate? You can have the lifestyle you want right here in Brooklyn! With wondrous front and rear gardens and a true "country cottage" feel inside, you'll never want to leave town. This charming house is so special, you've got to walk the property to truly appreciate it.

Bay Ridge is known for its quiet streets and "neighborly" feel. It is less hectic than many other gentrified Brooklyn neighborhoods, yet remains vibrant and diverse. Bay Ridge is also home to a wide array of restaurants, bars, cafes, specialty markets, and abundant shopping destinations. 459 78th Street is located just one block from R train.

Listing History

Contract Signed by Tim Stanard
Initial Price by Tim Stanard

Building Details

OwnershipSingle Family
Building TypeHouse
Year Built1925
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Transit and Citi Bike


77 St
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86 St
0.42 miles
Bay Ridge Av
0.49 miles

Bay Ridge | Brooklyn

Lush front yards and trimmed hedges are pretty common in Bay Ridge.

Quick Profile

Bay Ridge is an old-world neighborhood neatly tucked into the southwest corner of Brooklyn within the shadows of the Verrazano Bridge. The neighborhood is encircled by the Belt Parkway along the shore line and the Gowanus Expressway inland.

Bay Ridge, long known for its generational pull, has historically been home to a diverse number of ethnic groups. While the area is flush with people of Irish, Italian and Greek descent, these ethnic communities have been joined by larger numbers of new groups, including people with Russian, Polish, Asian and Middle Eastern backgrounds. The Arab American community today in Bay Ridge represents the largest concentration of Arab Americans in New York City.

For many years, Bay Ridge and its waterside location, would attract the affluent. But most of the mansions that once lined Shore Road are long gone and have been replaced by six-story apartment buildings.  

Aside from the low-rise apartment buildings, the neighborhood pretty much consists of one and two-family homes. Lush front yards and trimmed hedges are pretty common here.  

Current zoning and limitations on building heights restrict any out of the norm development. At present, the future beholds small development on some of the commercial strips and teardowns of older homes for smaller residential projects.

All information furnished regarding property for sale, rental or financing is from sources deemed reliable, but no warranty or representation is made as to the accuracy thereof and same is submitted subject to errors, omissions, change of price, rental or other conditions, prior sale, lease or financing or withdrawal without notice. All dimensions are approximate. For exact dimensions, you must hire your own architect or engineer.
OLR ID: 54573TH