561 MacDonough was originally constructed in 1901. This newly renovated home is the perfect combination of high-end finishes, modern technology, and impeccable details, an honorable salute to its past.
This townhouse is a two-family brownstone that features 5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 1 powder room, a large parlor deck, and an expansive backyard garden. From American Walnut floors to original doors and exposed brick, attention to detail can be found throughout this well-appointed home.
As you enter the owner's three-bedroom duplex, you are greeted by a welcoming foyer and an original beveled glass door. Stepping into a 42-foot parlor, you realize the breadth of space as the 10.5-foot ceilings let the light radiate throughout the open floor plan. To the right, a formal living room area with a wood-burning fireplace and beautiful molding offers a great space for entertaining. To the left, a large dining area and thoughtfully designed powder room. In the back, your kitchen features a three-seat island, decorative fireplace, custom cabinetry, and quartz countertops. With a farmhouse sink and a full complement of appliances including a Viking refrigerator, Wolf five-burner stove, and microwave drawer, this kitchen is a chef's dream.
Upstairs you find three bedrooms and two full baths. The elegant primary bedroom faces the serene backyard gardens and features three windows and a large closet. The primary bath is adorned with hexagon marble tiled floors, a tasteful double vanity, and a glass-enclosed rain shower. As you head down the hall, you pass the marble-tiled second bathroom adjacent to two comfortable bedrooms. From the built-in sound system to the Lutron lighting to restored mantles and newel, this home offers a perfect blend of new technology and original charm.
The private basement can be accessed through an interior staircase and is finished with textured tile floors. It can easily be transformed into a playroom, home office, or artist studio. The separate garden floor two-bedroom unit can serve as an income-producing property or in-law apartment.
This masterfully re-imagined townhouse is located in the heart of Bedford Stuyvesant. You are moments away from great dining establishments such as L'Antagoniste, Chez Oscar, The Wilky, Saraghina's, and Greedi Kitchen as well as several local parks that feature playgrounds, basketball courts, and tennis courts. Nearby public transportation includes the A/C or J/M trains and the Halsey St B26, and JFK is a short 20-minute drive. Additionally, the acclaimed Coop School relocated to the area a year ago.