Updated a month ago
Off Market
Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn | Marcus Garvey Blvd & Lewis Ave
12 Rooms4 Beds4 Baths4,200 Square FeetMulti-Family

floors / apts4 / 2
Lot Size20'x100'
Built Size20'x45'
Building TypeTownhouse
RE Taxes$10,536
Price Per SF

Outdoor space and views

  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • City Views

Building Amenities

  • Garden

Property Description

Back on Market! Rare opportunity to acquire a quintessential Brooklyn Brownstone set on a tree-lined block and located within one of the borough’s most notable neighborhoods – The Stuyvesant Heights Historic District. Constructed in 1885, this Neo-Grec Style rowhouse is notable for its three-story projecting bay and elaborately detailed raised entrance. Located on a generously scaled lot that measures some 20 feet wide by 100 feet deep, with a first-floor extension and finished cellar, the house provides over 4200 square feet of living space in addition to 4 private outdoors spaces. Unlike many houses from this period, 263 MacDonough Street has retained its character defining interior period details that give it such a wonderful character. These include elaborate plaster moldings, a gracious mahogany staircase, pocket doors, wood shutters, and decorative fireplaces, among others. The gracious character of the house is clearly seen on the parlor floor which has nearly 12-foot-high ceiling, and the aforementioned plaster work and woodwork. The existing layout of the house allows for a wide choice of uses with a garden level duplex unit with private outdoor space / garden and updated kitchen and in-unit Miele washer / dryer, that could provide $3,000 of monthly income. The parlor floor is currently set-up as a grand floor-through unit with large kitchen and private outdoor space / garden. The top two floors consist of a sun splashed 2-bedroom (could easily be made into a 3-bedroom) duplex unit that has a loft like feel with an open living / dining area with updated kitchen. The upper floor has two large master suites as well as an in-unit washer / dryer. The unit is topped off by a private rooftop with breathtaking views of Manhattan. The options presented are limitless – keep the units for income or return over time to a triplex over an income-producing garden level unit, or even back to the house’s original configuration as a grand single-family residence. In addition to being on a prime neighborhood block, 263 MacDonough is notable for being located just a short distance from the A express and C trains, as well as from restaurants and shopping that have given the community its distinctive character. Hands down the best option on the market in Brownstone Brooklyn – contact listing agent for a showing.

Listing History

$2,349,000 [-$-50,000] [-2.2%]
Price Drop by Jonathan Mellon
Back on the Market by Jonathan Mellon

Building Details

Building TypeTownhouse
Year Built1885
Learn More About the Building

Transit and Citi Bike


Kingston-Throop Avs
0.3 miles
Utica Av
0.33 miles

Citi Bike

Lewis Ave & Decatur St
0.07 miles
Marcus Garvey Blvd & Macon St
0.12 miles

Contact Agent

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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. 

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: 82744TH