Located in the historic district of Bedford Stuyvesant, 48 Halsey is a landmarked brownstone currently configured as a generous two-family. Built in 1880 in the Italianate style by architect Thomas B. Jackson, this home has traded hands only four times and has recently enjoyed the care of the same family for the past 50 years. The residence boasts countless original details, many of which have been restored under the eye of a local expert on historic buildings. With sought-after features like fleur-de-lis ceiling medallions, original floor inlay and delicate fretwork atop ornate pocket doors, the opportunity to design your dream home is easily within reach.
On one hand, this townhome could be a 4.5-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom owner's triplex over a garden-level apartment, as shown in the proposed floorplan. Alternatively, one could finish the entire building as a single-family and enjoy all 3,750 square feet of historic elegance to themselves. Originally designed with kitchens on opposing sides of the garden level and top floor, there is optimal flexibility of plumbing and gas lines. Imagine a concept incorporating six marble and wood fireplace mantles, an intact 6-burner cast iron oven, original stain glass, wainscoting along sturdy stairs and balusters, and more. Every level has had beautiful subflooring exposed, sanded, and sealed. The 50-foot-deep backyard has mature trees and was recently cleared to accommodate the vision of its next gardener.
48 Halsey sits on a tranquil tree-lined street, but the neighborhood comes alive a short distance away on Fulton St, Bedford Ave, and Nostrand Ave. Enjoy live jazz and a cocktail at The Tillary, shop local fashion at Moshood, eat your heart out at Bunny Turkish, Seven American Restaurant, BTS Korean Market, or Hendrix House Caribbean. The historic district that this home is located in preserves some of Brooklyn's most distinctive and well-preserved brownstones of the late 19th-century. Touring the neighborhood, you will find homes in the traditional form of Italianate, Neo-Grec, Queene Anne, and Romanesque Revival. Couple this storied history with the vibrant melting pot that is the neighborhood today, and you'll understand why BedStuy is one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in New York. Downtown Manhattan is under 20 minutes away, via the express A train just two blocks south. The LIRR is an additional two blocks further south and offers access to Long Island all the way to sandy Montauk.