Buy a piece of History!! Former home of legendary American entertainer, Lena Horne, 519 Macon Street is a magnificent brownstone in the Stuyvesant-Heights Historic District of Bedford-Stuyvesant. Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (19172010) was an American dancer, actress, Grammy-winning singer, and civil rights activist. This unique and gorgeous home is located on a lush tree-lined block with an amazing curb appeal. Configured as an owners' lower duplex + 2 floor through rental apartments, this property offers the perfect scenario for a buyer who wants to live in the building, not doing extensive work and collecting rental income from the 2 large apartments upstairs.
The owners' duplex comes with a grand parlor floor with high ceilings, a decorative fireplace, crown moldings, wooden floor and 2 extra large South facing windows that letting the light and sun come in all day long. This floor is truly special and definitively an ideal place to entertain. On this floor the kitchen and bathroom have been renovated. On the garden level, there are 2 large bedrooms that come with decorative fireplaces, wooden floor and original details. There is an additional full bathroom on that floor as well as a large office space located between the 2 bedrooms. The manicured garden is large and planted. This is also the perfect place to relax, sunbath or barbecue with your friends and family. The basement can be accessed only from the owners' duplex and give you plenty of storage room with a laundry room in the basement.
Both rentals apartments on the second and third floors are 1-bedroom + 1 office + 1 bathroom. These two appartements have not been renovated but are in a good condition and the light and sun coming in is quite impressive. Both apartments have good storage space and there is a washer and dryer installed in the hallway on the top floor that the 2 rental apartments share.
519 Macon Street is a happy house with exquisite prewar architectural details including wainscoting, mantels, medallions, crown moldings and mahogany inlaid wood floors.
The house is located on a landmark and picturesque block, the epicenter of Bedford Stuyvesant's most vibrant neighborhood with all your local favorite restaurants, eateries and coffee shops around the corner: Saraghina, Peaches, Tepache, George-Andre Vintage Cafe, l'Antagoniste, Beso, Therapy Wine Bar, l'Antagoniste, Eugene and Co. to name a few. This property is built 18.75 42 feet on a 100 ft lot and comes with 3,150 livable square feet not including 787 sf basement. Additionally there are some remaining FAR to expand the property. 519 Macon street is located less than a 10-minute walk to the A or C trains at Utica Avenue, just 20 minutes away from midtown Manhattan. This property is sold as-is and can be delivered vacant at closing. This property is shown through open houses by appointment only. Contact me directly to schedule your private showing.