A thoughtfully restored townhouse just outside of the Stuyvesant Heights Historic District strikes that perfect balance between original details and modern upgrades—and has the $3 million price tag to prove it.
The sandstone townhouse at 607 Jefferson Avenue, between Lewis and Stuyvesant avenues, has been fully upgraded with an on-trend but decidedly neutral open kitchen, central air, and bathrooms with classic fixtures that nod to the 1891 property’s past without veering too historical. Original pale oak floors and intricate moldings throughout the 3,728-square-foot house have been, at least as far as the photos show, impeccably restored.
The property is divided into a garden level rental with a combined living/sleeping area and an owner’s triplex. (The rental was last on the market in 2017 for $2,250/month.) The triplex’s parlor floor offers a first glimpse at the intricate carvings that dot the house, mainly in the fretwork that surrounds the stairs and the parlor level’s two unique mantels. The kitchen and dining area at the rear of the house combines that Victorian aesthetic with a streamlined contemporary kitchen with white shaker cabinets, marble countertops, and stainless steel appliances.
The triplex’s second floor has two bedrooms joined by a hall lined in two original marble sinks with built-in cabinetry and beveled glass mirrors. The floor’s full bath is another shining example of that Victorian-come-contemporary aesthetic with its wainscoting and clawfoot tub. The house’s top floor features another fully updated bathroom and three additional bedrooms, though the smallest one might be better suited as a closet.
The townhouse was designed in 1891 by Isaac D. Reynolds & Son, whose houses dot the Bed-Stuy area, Park Slope, and Prospect Heights. Compass’s Morgan Munsey and Perri DeFino have the listing.