Brooklyn townhouse prices may be cooling off, but the properties are still hella more expensive than townhouses in the city’s other outer boroughs. That’s especially obvious when it comes to Staten Island, where historic homes on the borough’s North Shore have price tags just the same as depressing Brooklyn basement studios. For instance, in Staten Island’s Stapleton neighborhood, $399,000 buys a cute, historic townhouse at 561 Van Duzer Street, a ten-minute car ride from the ferry terminal.
The townhouse is petite at just over 1,000 square feet, but comes with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, an updated kitchen, and a finished attic lofspace that the listing suggests can be used as a yoga studio. The townhouse’s other amenities include oak hardwood floors, a gas fireplace in the living area, and back and side yards. In a few years, the neighborhood will count the Staten Island Wheel and Empire Outlets as neighbors.