239 Stuyvesant Avenue is a grand, triple-parlor, four-story, barrel-fronted limestone with abundant original architectural detail located in prime Stuyvesant Heights. Measuring 19.5-feet wide, 239 Stuyvesant Avenue is currently configured as spacious triplex over a garden floor-through. HVAC installed on the top two floors. Designed in 1896 by Dahlander and Hedman, 239 Stuyvesant Avenue is part of an exceptionally handsome row of townhomes built in the Italian Romanesque Revival tradition incorporating elements from the Renaissance Revival style. This stretch of Stuyvesant Avenue is one of the most beautiful in Bedford Stuyvesant walking home down this lovely street will always be a source of joy. The limestone facade is tastefully adorned with botanical scrollwork and crowning the entryway is a large carved limestone wreath signaling that you have 'arrived'. The cornice features a garland and wreath theme which is also reflected in the stained glass windows and continues through the interior. The treasure trove of interior architectural detail is foretold in the entryway's oak paneling with garland and bow detailing, arched frame with fretwork, and large pier mirror with built-in bench and griffon-adorned arms and original brass hardware. We can't imagine a lovelier place to hang your hat. A gorgeous mantle detailed with garland and bows, and an oval beveled mirror vies for attention with the triple bay stained glass windows in the bright and spacious front parlor. Coved ceilings with relief plaster trim, ceiling medallion and hardwood parquetry floors create a simple but rich effect. Ornately-carved fretwork partition with columns, and garland and bow detailing leads into the center parlor. The rear parlor successfully maintains and marries the original built-ins and spectacular triple bay windows with a large, modern kitchen featuring a suite of Viking stainless steel appliances and a center island. Triple bay window trim and stained glass transoms continue the garland and bow detailing and wreath-themes. French doors lead out onto the bi-level, slate deck and down into the backyard. The historic details continue to impress on the second floor of the triplex. The front bedroom is full-width with an original built-in mantle and over-mantle, another triple bay window and a lovely stained-glass window. The back bedroom also features an original mantle and both bedrooms have their charming pass-through dressing areas almost entirely intact with a pocket door that separates the two rooms. A renovated marble-tile bath completes this floor. On the top floor of the triplex you enter the modern world. The entire space has been opened up ceiling raised and walls removed to create a massive bedroom and master bath. Two skylights and a triple-bay window let in great light. There is central air conditioning on the top two floors. Finally, the garden-level floor-through apartment is an easy rental with another mantle, parquet floors, shutters and built-ins; an eat-in kitchen, a true one-bedroom with a classic white-tiled bath and access to the backyard. The architectural stats are remarkable: five sets of triple bay windows; four original fireplace mantles (with a spare in cellar); one pier mirror; two walls of built-in cabinetry; two mostly intact pass-through dressing areas with original built-ins; original shutters; original parquet floors; coved ceilings; stained glass; three sets of pocket doors; fretwork and more. The mechanical systems, roof, and other improvements have been upgraded within 15-20 years, and while there may be some cosmetic enhancements desired, this home is ready for the finishing touches that will make it all yours, quickly. 239 Stuyvesant Avenue is located in Stuyvesant Heights, a short stroll from the express A/C train. The best of Bed Stuy's dining scene and shopping is at your fingertips: Mama Fox, Saraghina, Peaches, L'Antagoniste, Milk & Pull, Chez Oskar Nana Ramen, Trad Room, Zaca Caf and more; enjoy world-class jazz at Bar LunAtico and shop at Sarghina Bakery, Bed-Vyne, Manny's Wine Shop and Halsey Traders.

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