The brokerbabble for this 2.75 million Bed-Stuy abode promises the place has been “impeccably renovated,” and based on the pictures, that seems to be a pretty accurate assessment. Its owner, Halstead broker Ban Leow (who, yes, is marketing his own house), told the Wall Street Journal that he spent about $220,000 on renovations, and the money was well spent—this place is a beaut.
Though it’s legally a three-family home, the stately brownstone is currently configured as a two, with a “luxurious owner’s triplex” and a garden rental apartment below. As such, the garden level is a world unto itself, with a living room, bedroom, eat-in kitchen (with Wolf range!)—and, most importantly, a sizable outdoor living space with a covered patio.
Above that, though, is where things really get interesting: the owner’s triplex boasts an embarrassment of original charm—wainscoting, stained glass, intricate Lincrusta wall coverings, and parquet floors—complemented by a laundry list of modern amenities. The parlor floor has the living room, dining room, and a kitchen fit for “the discerning chef,” which leads out onto a rather idyllic-looking 220-square-foot deck overlooking the aforementioned backyard.
The third and fourth floors, meanwhile, house what is technically five bedrooms — four varying degrees of large, one significantly smaller — and three bathrooms, as well a (relatively) startling number of closets.
- 731 Putnam Avenue [Halstead]