261 Hancock Street
Tompkins Avenue/Marcy Avenue Bedford-Stuyvesant
This home has been sold
We have 15 similar homes for sale.
Nearby Subway Stations
- Approx. Sq. Ft.3,600
Beautiful original details are seen fully intact in this Bedford Stuyvesant brownstone, an 1891 masterpiece by developer William Reynolds. Located just off Marcy Avenue and around the corner from Ms Dahlia's on Nostrand Avenue, a home among homes is ready for your imagination and contractor to restore the turn of the century elegance that is synonymous with Hancock Street. The luxurious two family, four floor historical gem features old-world details such as an intact butler's pantry on the garden floor, beautiful wainscoting, and original pier mirrors throughout a parlor floor that exudes grace and elegance. Sunlight is in abundance as the front southern exposure creates a lasting array of colors through stained glass windows above pocket shutters. From the former speakeasy basement to the top floor livable rental, this classic 20' wide owner triplex on Hancock Street pairs storybook charm with architectural excellence. A complete restoration will reveal the original historic detail. A complete renovation will start a new chapter where 19th century architecture meets 21st century interior comfort and style. The choice is yours, the time is now, the opportunity is here in a beautiful Bedford Stuyvesant brownstone.
Additional features of this building include: Tin ceilings, Pocket doors, Ceiling medallions, Hardwood floors, Built-ins, Pocket shutters, Pier mirrors, Wainscoting, Stained glass, and Ribbon ceiling molding.
More | |
Agent Ask me a question
Runs from Flushing Avenue to the north, Atlantic Avenue to the south, Broadway to the east, and Bedford Avenue to the west.
Hear “Bedford-Stuyvesant,” (or possibly just its nickname, “Bed-Stuy,”) and you’ll probably think: brownstones. The Stuyvesant Heights historic district of Macdonough, Bainbridge and Chauncey is landmarked — Lewis Avenue between Macdonough and Decatur was once named the “Greenest Block in Brooklyn” — but there are beautiful historic brownstones scattered throughout Bed-Stuy. Many of these highly coveted Bedford-Stuyvesant townhouses have their original fireplaces, crown moldings, and shutters. Often they are set up as two- or three-family houses, so that Bedford-Stuyvesant renters as well as buyers can enjoy their historical charm.