Updated 9 days ago
Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn | Marcy Ave & Tompkins Ave
2,880 Square FeetMulti-Family

floors / apts4 / 2
Lot Size20'x100'
Built Size20'x48'
Building TypeTownhouse
RE Taxes$5,714
Price Per SF

Listing Features

  • Deco Fireplace
  • Gas Heat
  • Window AC Units

Outdoor space and views

  • Backyard
  • Garden

Building Amenities

  • Voice Intercom

Property Description


242 Hancock Street, a landmarked townhouse like no other.

Skillfully crafted by Montrose Morris, one of the finest architects to paint the canvas of Bedford Stuyvesant's landscape. This home has been meticulous restored with modern upgrades while skillfully maintaining the beautiful vision of the original house created in the late 1800's.

Throughout the house you will find five expertly restored ornate fireplaces, fine woodwork, original wainscoting, and Tiffany-stained glass windows.

While all the intricate details of the house are on full display, this home has modern comforts such as central air, integrated Bose surround sound system, multi-room voice intercom, radiant heated floors in all bathrooms and a central vacuum throughout.

With this deft integration of modern and classic, this home brings everything one would need to live in comfort and style on one of Bedford Stuyvesant's most coveted blocks.

Upon entering the parlor floor, you will be in awe of the soaring high ceilings with meticulous crown molding. The expansive parlor floor hosts a proper living room and full dining area, each equipped with their own functioning fireplaces.

The kitchen boasts artisanal cabinetry inspired by the coveted British luxe designer company, Clive Christian. This true chef's kitchen hosts top tier Gaggenau appliances, radiant heated floors, custom marble kitchen counter tops, and European unilux kitchen door.

The parlor floor is anchored by an exquisite staircase, flanked with English wood wainscoting, leading you up to the homes generous bedrooms and other common areas.

Each bedroom is equipped with deep closets, oversized windows, and high ceilings. The three bedrooms on the upper floors host their own en-suite bathrooms, one with a delightfully appealing clawfoot tub. The massive master bathroom hosts a deep soaking jacuzzi spa tub with glass enclosed tiled shower along with his and her sinks.

The backyard serves as your own sanctuary in the middle of this beautiful urban oasis fully tiled backyard with greenery and a soothing waterfall. This backyard serves as an ideal space for hosting gatherings and well as a Zen oasis to relax.

While 242 Hancock is a legal 2-family residence, the homes lower level is currently configured as a family den featuring a custom bar and boasting a massive bathroom with custom granite tiles. This can be easily reverted to an income producing rental unit as the plumbing lines are readily available for a kitchen to be present.

This masterpiece of a home is aesthetically pleasing and unique. With meticulously crafted restorations and high-end renovations, this residence is a true showcase.

Listing History

Initial Price by Sabrina Gilbert

Building Details

Building TypeTownhouse
Service LevelVoice Intercom
Year Built1901
Learn More About the Building

Transit and Citi Bike


Nostrand Av
0.28 miles
Kingston-Throop Avs
0.34 miles


Nostrand AvenueLong Island Rail Road
0.33 miles

Citi Bike

Halsey St & Tompkins Ave
0.11 miles
Verona Pl & Fulton St
0.19 miles

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: 24140TH