It’s relatively rare to find a renovated, true 2-bedroom apartment in New York for under $1 million these days. That’s why 327 MacDonough St. #D is such a stellar find. Our Deal of the Week is a 2-bedroom unit on the top floor of a brownstone in Stuyvesant Heights. Not only has it been renovated with all the necessities, but it also boasts building amenities and low monthly costs. And there’s some old-school charm, too, like the functioning fireplace!
The Price: $775,000
The median asking price for a home in Bedford-Stuyvesant was $1.3 million this July according to the StreetEasy Data Dashboard. That puts our Deal of the Week at a bit over half the median asking price for the greater neighborhood!
Buyers who stick with the 20% minimum down payment of $155,000 can expect to see monthly payments of $3,957. This includes a mortgage payment of $3,634, common charges of $310 (quite low!) and monthly taxes of just $13.
Why You’ll Love It…
When you enter this top-floor unit, you’ll find two closets in the hallway leading to the living room. Add those to the custom closets in each of the bedrooms and you have four total closets in the condo! Plus, the kitchen has plenty of storage thanks to its ample white cabinetry, which perfectly complements the black stone countertop and backsplash. Also in the kitchen? Full-size stainless steel appliances, including a mounted microwave and a dishwasher!
The kitchen is open to the rest of the living area, with a large island adding a nice transition. The island provides the perfect spot to prepare food, dine, or get work done. Three south-facing windows let in great light throughout the whole day to this room, which is also outfitted in refinished hardwood floors and whitewashed exposed brick. The gas-burning fireplace adds to the cozy vintage vibes!
Both bedrooms are generously sized with large north-facing windows, keeping the rooms bright. The bathroom is down the hall and features a tub and shower combo for maximum utility.
You’ll have lots of great conveniences at your disposal in this building, including a package room and a doorman. Both cats and dogs are allowed, and you’ll find common laundry and storage in the basement. Conveniently located near the A and C trains at Utica Avenue, the building also has great access to public transportation and the greater neighborhood. Highly-rated restaurants Peaches and Saraghina Pizza are just down the street.
… And Why You Might Not
Living in a brownstone is certainly picturesque, but there can be drawbacks. The building doesn’t have an elevator, and this unit is on the fourth floor. There’s also no central A/C judging by the window units in the photos. But if you’re looking to buy in Bed-Stuy and need some extra space, consider checking this one out!
Check out the listing at 327 MacDonough St. #D, listed by Jeff Valcourt of Compass.