Bed-Stuy has turned from “do or die” to gentrified. Those looking to benefit from rising real estate prices or earn some cool points are moving into the Brooklyn neighborhood at a rapid pace. And with these buyers and renters come renovations. Here are two Bed-Stuy properties — one rental and one brownstone for sale — that show the transformation.
This renovated rental promises modern luxuries with charm dating back to the 1900s. The garden level apartment features a private entrance that opens up to a large living space. There is also a separate dining with an arched feature dividing the two.
Modern finishes include stainless steel appliances and Caesarstone countertops in the kitchen; and the bathroom has beautiful touches, including subway tiles and brushed bronze fixtures. The massive bedroom has two windows, with views of the backyard, and access to the shared basement, which includes storage, a full sized washer/dryer and a half bath.
This two-family brownstone is located on the edge of Bed-Stuy and Clinton Hill. The home is configured as an owner’s triplex over a rental with the cellar space being accessible by either one.
The triplex, located on the parlor, 3rd and 4th floors, features custom built 12-foot doors. But the real showstopper is the living room, with its chandelier, restored marble fireplace, custom molding and 9-foot windows. Home cooks will also love the kitchen, featuring a large island double sink and wine cooler.
The 3rd floor has two bedrooms, including the master, which features a sliding barn door that opens to custom shelving. Past the walk-in closet is the master bathroom with marble counters and floors, a stand-up shower and a deep soaking tub. There is also an additional space for a study or extra closet. The top floor has two more bedrooms, one with an en-suite bathroom and the other with a study space. The floor also has a full bathroom, along with the laundry closet .
The rental apartment is located on the garden level, and features two bedrooms and one bathroom with a laundry closet. The kitchen comes with stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher.
The cellar floor has high ceilings and archways, and could be used by the owners as an extra workout or entertainment space, or rented with the apartment.