Property Description for 513 Decatur Street
513 Decatur Street, originally constructed in 1899, has been meticulously updated, presenting an exquisite blend of historic charm and contemporary sophistication. This two-family brownstone boasts 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 1 powder room, and an expansive garden, making it a truly exceptional residence.
The home preserves its timeless allure with original parquet wood floors, wainscotting, picture rails, and magnificent moldings throughout. The level of detail is unparalleled, showcasing the craftsmanship of its era.
Upon entering the owner's three-bedroom duplex, a welcoming foyer and original door set the tone. The 45-foot parlor, with 10-foot ceilings, floods the space with natural light, revealing a formal living room to the right, featuring beautiful bookend windows and bathed in Farrow & Ball Pigeon paint. To the left is a spacious dining area with a thoughtful picture frame molding and a beautiful chandelier centerpiece. Through the pocket doors is the kitchen, boasting custom inset cabinetry, marble countertops, a luxurious island with a farmhouse sink, two pantries, and integrated appliances including a Bertazoni oven and cooktop. The seamless powder room is tucked next to the breakfast nook in a thoughtful utilization of space.
The upper level unveils three bedrooms and two full baths, with the primary bedroom facing the serene backyard. Complete with a full wall of custom closets and tastefully designed with Farrow & Ball Mole’s Breath which perfectly accentuates the tall ceilings. The windowed primary bathroom is adorned with original charm, from penny-tiled floors to a tasteful vanity and a glass-enclosed shower. The hallway leads to two comfortable bedrooms, with skylights enhancing the warm daylight throughout. The larger bedroom, which features a built-in office, has an ensuite bathroom and has been finished with Farrow & Ball Oval Room Blue.
Downstairs, through the interior staircase, you can access the cellar which is ready for your vision - customize into a playroom or studio space - the options are endless. Additionally, the separate garden floor one-bedroom unit, with access to the backyard, serves as an income-producing property or the perfect in-law apartment.
Located in the heart of Bedford Stuyvesant, this masterfully re-imagined townhouse is moments away from esteemed dining establishments such as L’Antagoniste, Chez Oscar, Saraghina’s, and Milk and Pull. Nearby parks provide recreational opportunities, and convenient public transportation options include the A/C or J/M trains and the Halsey St B26. JFK is a short 20-minute drive. This unique residence stands as a testament to timeless elegance and modern living in a vibrant neighborhood, reach out directly for a private viewing.