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Bed-Stuy townhouse listed for $2.9M reportedly once home to Jackie Robinson

Current owners say they found treasure trove of memorabilia in the landmarked home when they moved in.

This Stuyvesant Heights home scores a home run with buyers in more ways than one.

The Romanesque Revival style brownstone just went on sale for $2.875 million in a historic district of Bedford-Stuyvesant.

According to its listing, future homeowners will be impressed with the 1892 home’s classic details, including six decorative fireplaces, six sliding pocket doors, pocket shutters, original tin ceilings, paneled wainscoting with carved moldings, parquet wood floors, stained glass and original built-in cabinets.

Located at 407 Stuyvesant Ave., and only a block from the A and C trains at Utica Avenue, the townhouse is currently an owner's triplex with a two bedroom rental unit on the top floor.

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But if those details happen to strike out with potential buyers, then maybe they’ll like that baseball legend Jackie Robinson reportedlyonce called the place home.

Real estate blog 6sqft reports that the first African American to play in the major leaguesnot only lived in the landmarked four-story home, but also, according to its brokers, chose it as his first Brooklyn residence.

Robinson famously lived at5224 Tilden Ave.in East Flatbush during his early seasons with theBrooklyn Dodgers, later moving toAddisleigh Park in Queens, where he lived from1949 to 1955. There is also documentation of him once living in Bed-Stuy, but at526 MacDonough St.

The blog adds that “when the current owners moved in [to the Stuyvesant Heights home]they found a treasure trove of memorabilia.”

 
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