Charming, warm and romantic 82 Chauncey Street will make you feel like you've somehow wondered into a genteel Notting Hill flat. With original details intact such as three slate fireplace mantles, original hardwood flooring, built-in original shutters, ceiling medallions, and plaster and wood molding enhanced by a cleanly-chic wood-burning fireplace and completely renovated kitchens and baths 82 Chauncey Street successfully manages to be a modern yet thoroughly comfortable and gracious home. Built in 1889 in the Queen Anne style by well-known architect Amzi Hill, and renovated in 2014, 82 Chauncey is currently formatted as a duplex over a garden-level simplex. It is a legal two-family home encompassing 2,583 gross square feet over three stories (plus cellar) with all new electrical and plumbing systems.
The wood-burning fireplace in the rear parlor makes this sunny, south-facing room the heart of the home. The classically-renovated kitchen with Carrera marble counters and backsplash, custom wood cabinetry and stainless steel appliances is bound to inspire cooking and entertaining with friends and family. The original refinished, rustic subfloors add country-style hominess throughout. Currently, the front parlor is used as a bedroom, but with three bedrooms upstairs, this room can also become part of the living area. The large bay window with curved transoms faces out to tree-lined Chauncey Street and landmarked views, and an original incised slate fireplace mantle with iron summer cover creates a gorgeous counterpoint. A full bath with laundry has charming waist-high wainscoting, plaster ceiling molding and claw-foot tub.
Upstairs, the top floor encompasses three bedrooms, one full bath and a laundry room. The primary bedroom suite is comprised of two large rooms, one with another incised slate mantle, pretty French doors and a laundry room off to the side. The front bedroom is large with a third original incised slate fireplace mantle, original wood shutters and pretty plaster ceiling moldings. The cozy third bedroom can also be used as the perfect office or nursery with views looking on to Chauncey Street. The hallway bath is classic black and white with always-in-style subway tile and hex penny tile, and skylight.
Character, warmth and style is carried through to the garden apartment with two brick decorative hearths one with pretty original tile, original wood floors and shutters, waist-high wainscoting and fully renovated kitchen and bath with a dishwasher and washer/dryer hook-up. Two bedrooms, one large and one small face the southern garden and the smaller one has a sliding door walk-out to the landscaped backyard.
82 Chauncey Street is a stone's throw from beautiful Fulton Park and the A/C express train stop at Stuyvesant Avenue. You'll relax and exhale every time you leave the train station on your way home. Bedford Stuyvesant's best will be at your fingertips such as Mama Fox, Nana Ramen, Milk & Pull, Chez Oscar, Saraghina, Trad Room, Bar LunAtico, Peaches and much, much more.