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In Bed-Stuy, 19th-century charmer with a front porch wants $1.6M

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The home, located within the Stuyvesant Heights Historic District, dates back to 1867

A two-story wood-frame rowhouse with a porch, front yard, and iron railing sits next to brownstones on a Brooklyn block. Anton Brookes of H5 Property, courtesy The Corcoran Group

When you think of Bed-Stuy houses, the first thing that comes to mind is probably a stately brownstone—and indeed, those make up much of the housing stock in that Brooklyn neighborhood and its two historic districts (Stuyvesant Heights, designated in 1971, and Bed-Stuy itself, designated in 2013).

But on Chauncey Street, a row of three small 19th-century homes, each one standing two stories high and with its own porch, remains. These buildings are a charming throwback—the Landmarks Designation Commission report for the Stuyvesant Heights historic district calls them “cozy vernacular houses”—and now, one of them could be yours for just under $1.6 million.

The house at 47 Chauncey Street, like its neighbors, dates back to “before 1870,” per the LPC, and some of its original details—an iron railing out front, and the front door—remain. But inside, it’s been thoroughly renovated, with an open-concept first floor, two bedrooms, and two and a half bathrooms.

The living room has a large fireplace that creates a divide between that space and the kitchen; in that room, Shaker cabinets and a marble island lend a classic feel. Up on the second floor, there’s a master bedroom with walk-in closet and a balcony overlooking the back of the house; the second bedroom is smaller and somewhat narrow. There’s a washer/dryer in the basement, and a spacious backyard to boot.

This Bed-Stuy charmer is listed with Corcoran’s Daniel Kandinov and Natalia Kaminskaya for $1.599 million.

The living room has light-colored wooden floors, a staircase with a white banister, two large windows, a taupe couch, and a mirrored coffee table.
A living room has a fireplace in the center of the room inside of a column, with a white staircase with black stairs to one side.
The kitchen has two large windows, white cabinets, stainless steel appliances, a subway tile backsplash, and a large marble counter with two bar stools.
The bedroom has a white nightstand and dresser, a large bed with a tufted gray headboard, and an open door leading to a balcony with a small table and two chairs.
The backyard has a patio lined with cobblestones and a large expanse with grass, and is surrounded by a light-colored wooden fence.