$2,290,000 $2,390,000
Updated 2 hours ago
Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn | Marcus Garvey Blvd & Lewis Ave
12 Rooms7 Beds4 Baths4,159 Square FeetMulti-Family

$2,290,000 $2,390,000
floors / apts4 / 2
Lot Size20'x100'
Built Size20'x40'
Building TypeTownhouse
RE Taxes$5,138
Price Per SF

Listing Features

  • Original Details

Outdoor space and views

  • Backyard
  • Garden Views

Property Description

Nestled in the Landmark Stuyvesant Heights Historic District, 223 MacDonough Street is a grand legal 2-family townhouse that has been well maintained over the years. This extra-large 4-story home built in 1872 includes a rare 3-story extension added in 1918 creating about 4,000 sf of living space! The garden floor, parlor floor and third floor come with a 12 x 15 sf extension adding an additional spacious bedroom on each of these floors. This property is currently set up as a 3-family with an upper duplex and 2 separate apartments on the parlor floor and garden floor. This residence retains some original details such as original plaster work, doors and windows moldings and five decorative fireplaces, and all 3 kitchens and 4 bathrooms in this residence have been recently updated. The upper duplex is gorgeous, bright and extra spacious. The third floor is an open space with kitchen, dining, living room with an office space and a full bathroom. There is also a large bedroom with 3 windows in the extension that is currently used as a painting studio and 2 more large bedrooms on the fourth floor with an office or a den and another full bathroom. The parlor floor is extra special with high ceilings and oversized South facing windows overlooking this beautiful prime block. The parlor floor is completely open creating a loft like feeling. The kitchen is open and there is a large windowed bathroom on that floor. The spacious bedroom in the extension comes also with 3 windows facing the quiet garden. The garden level apartment is in great condition. Here again, the kitchen is open on the dining room/living room with a large bedroom in the front of the apartment facing the street and another large bedroom in the extension of the building facing the lush, quiet, designed garden paved with bluestone. With 3 kitchens and 4 full bathrooms on each floor, you could easily transform this property into an upper triplex + a garden rental apartment or into 2 separate duplexes. Any combination is possible and very easy to do. This unique brownstone is around the corner from one of the grandest churches in all of Stuyvesant Heights: Our Lady of Victory, on a landmarked brownstone block. Conveniently close to the A and C subway stations as well as many of Bedford Stuyvesant's most reputable hot spots: Saraghina, Lunatico, Peaches, L'Antagoniste among others. This house is not to be missed and a unique offering for the most discerning buyer who wants to be able to move right in as well as to collect some substantial income from the rental apartment(s) without doing too much work. 223 MacDonough Street is part of a long row of fourteen houses built in the classic Italianate style. It is notable as one of the two earliest rows in the Stuyvesant Historic District. For over 50 years this building, along with 221 MacDonough Street, were the home of the Bedford Institute. All mechanicals are in a good and working condition. This property is sold as is and is shown by appointment only. Feel free to email me directly if you have any further questions.

Listing History

$2,290,000 [-$100,000] [4.2%]
Price Drop by Patricia Laligant
$2,390,000 [-$100,000] [4%]
Price Drop by Patricia Laligant

Building Details

Building TypeTownhouse
Year Built1899
Learn More About the Building

Transit and Citi Bike


Kingston-Throop Avs
0.24 miles
Utica Av
0.39 miles

Citi Bike

Marcus Garvey Blvd & Macon St
0.06 miles
Lewis Ave & Decatur St
0.13 miles
Albany Ave & Fulton St
0.15 miles

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Saturday, February 5, 2022
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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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: 71606TH