It’s entirely possible that some people would be spooked by the thought of living less than a block from a cemetery, but when the spot in question is Brooklyn’s lush Green-Wood Cemetery—and the home in question is a two-bedroom charmer asking $1.295 million—exceptions could be made.
The home, located at 291 23rd Street, is a two-story property with lots of curb appeal, thanks to bright blue siding, a spiffy wood door, and new windows. It was recently renovated—“gutted to the studs,” as the listing puts it—but there’s still some character thanks to decorative elements like exposed brick and built-in bookshelves.
The first floor is open-concept, with the living and dining room leading to a brand new kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a large island. The house has two bedrooms and two full bathrooms, along with a powder room; the basement level has also been built out, and there’s a small backyard with a nicely groomed deck and planters.
The building is located on 23rd Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues, and Green-Wood Cemetery is basically its backyard—the main, Gothic entrance to the graveyard is just around the corner. The home is listed with Sylvia Dimova and Keith Mack of Corcoran.