A Stoop Full of Bed Stuy Brownstone Memories

a stoop full of bed stuy brownstone memories

Gladys would sit on her stoop some mornings just to see who would come to Manny’s to eat when it was still open for business.

There hadn’t been a restaurant near her in Stuyvesant Heights since 1953.

Back then there were Luncheonettes and bars along Fulton St and Reid Ave filled with neighbors chatting about the day’s events.

Seeing Manny’s on Patchen Ave reminded her of how things were when she arrived here from South Carolina.

Places like this give people a reason to get to know each other, to be neighborly and friendly to one another …

The vibrant community she discovered was the reason Gladys decided to put down roots at 631 Macon St.

But as times change, so do the people who steward these late 19th century row houses in Brooklyn.

this Bed Stuy Brownstone

basement floor plan at 631 macon st crg1104
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Just across from the Excellence Charter School is a 2 story brownstone row house whose interiors suggest was built in the 1870’s.

This 2 story townhouse sits on an 18.75 by 100 lot with backyard and unfinished cellar.

Inside its 18.75 x 45 building are 2 residential units with a stunning brick 2 story extension to its rear.

parlor floor plan at 631 macon st crg1104
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And it features architecture you’ve come to expect in 19th century brownstone row houses in Stuyvesant Heights.

From oak wood floors to ornate wood mantle fireplaces to detailed plaster ceiling medallions, this property boasts a lavish townhouse living experience for its next owner.

Its current owner began remodeling the property for seasonal use by family and friends traveling to Brooklyn for business or pleasure.

top floor plan at 631 macon st crg1104
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Their design choices complimented the row house walk up with high-end appliances in its kitchens and baths, without altering its aesthetic.

But there are some unfinished projects to complete, such as flooring, tiles, wall partitions, etc …

an amazing opportunity

This brownstone in Brooklyn presents an opportunity usually offered to investors only.


Because most people search for townhouses for sale in “move in condition” and couldn’t bear the idea of adding a contractor to their home buying experience.

But occasionally there are buyers who are eager for an opportunity that offers enormous upside in home value.

So who is the right buyer for a brownstone like this?

  • Someone that’s not afraid to renovate/repair
  • Interested in modernizing a brownstone’s accommodations
  • Desires an opportunity to buy a home at least 20% below market value

Imagine how much better life at home could be if you had

  • central air conditioning
  • radiant flooring
  • energy efficient heating system
  • state of the art electrical distribution
  • ethernet Internet outlets in every room

The only thing limiting the lifestyle you envision at this home is your imagination and budget ;-).

Learn more about this brownstone townhouse and see where your imagination takes you.

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