Renovated Bed Stuy Brownstone Asks $2.995 Million


That historic property you’ve been looking for in Bed Stuy — you know, the one that’s been updated for modern living? You’ll want to read on, because this two-family townhouse checks a lot of boxes.

Built circa 1880s and freshly renovated, 733 Putnam Avenue echoes the past while offering plenty of newish perks. One look at the mosaic tile-detailed foyer that coexists with a state-of-the-art kitchen equipped for any home chef worth their olive oil is ample evidence of that.

Located in Stuyvesant Heights on a tree-lined street, this four-story brownstone is configured as an owner’s triplex over a garden-level rental. A parlor deck has stairs down to the backyard garden.

On the open-floor parlor level, visitors pass through the entry vestibule into a living area with an original carved wooden fireplace and niche with built-in shelving.

Past the dining area lies an open kitchen equipped with all the fixings: pantry space, an island topped with the same quartz as the countertops; ample cabinetry; a farmhouse sink; and a full complement of stainless-steel appliances. The latter include a Thermador French door refrigerator, a six-burner stove with pot filler, a dishwasher, and a wine cooler.

And to top it all off, there’s a good serving of light, streaming from the room’s bay window overlooking the backyard.

Upstairs, on two separate floors, are five bedrooms and three full baths. The roomy main bedroom (roughly 14 feet by 11 feet) overlooks the garden and features three windows, built-in shelving, and a walk-in closet and dressing area with elbow room.

Marble-tiled floors shine in the five-fixture primary bath, along with a modern double vanity. As for bathing, inside a glass enclosure is a double shower and a deep soaking tub.

Down the hall sits another bedroom that can also function as a home office or nursery. In the hallway, there’s an Electrolux-brand side-by-side washer and dryer.

The third floor features a bedroom with an en suite bathroom and two smaller bedrooms facing the backyard. A full hallway bathroom comes complete with a soaking tub.

Outfitted with tile floors and a powder room, the house’s finished cellar is accessible through the triplex’s private staircase. Usable as a rental or in-law apartment, the separate garden floor unit has its own private entrance and 1.5 bedrooms.

And then there’s Bed Stuy outside, with notable restaurants Chez Oskar, Saraghina, and Peaches within easy walking distance. There are three local parks with playgrounds, basketball, and tennis courts.

Nearby public transportation includes the A and C trains at Utica and the J train at Halsey. Listed by Tali Berzak and Isaac Metcalf of Compass, the brownstone is asking $2.995 million.

[Listing: 733 Putnam Avenue | Broker: Compass] GMAP

living room with mantel

niche and mantel in the living room

open plan dining room and kitchen

kitchen with large island

kitchen with white cabinets

bedroom with white walls and arches

bedroom with niches and arches

bathroom with soaking tub

double vanity in the bathroom

bedroom with white walls and wood floor

bathroom with floating vanity

bedroom with white walls and two windows

bathroom with white fixtures and floating vanity

floorplan showing garden level unit and triplex above


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