New York-based real estate investment firm Urban Standard Capital has brought to market a modern, luxurious four-story historic Brooklyn townhouse in the heart of Bedford Stuyvesant’s historic landmarked district on one of the most coveted blocks in Stuyvesant Heights for $3.95 million.
The beautiful brownstone, at 390 Stuyvesant Avenue, on ”Doctor’s Row,” was fully gut renovated and restored to perfection by Shakespeare Gordon Vlado Architects who kept many of the home’s most historic details.
The townhouse drips in elegant 19th-century architecture and offers the best of both worlds — irreplaceable historic details with every modern upgrade, including six restored fireplace mantels, built-in banquette window seating in the kitchen and primary suite, gorgeous stained-glass transom windows and elaborate original woodwork throughout — all lovingly restored with great care.
For the 21st century, there’s a large sky-lit extension on two floors offering more than 5,000 square feet of modern living space, including a garden-level rental unit.
The triplex features three sprawling floors with four bedrooms plus a separate home office or guest suite and additional sky-lit media room. On the parlor level there are stunning 10’4″ ceilings with multiple seating areas and a unique, oversized eat-in kitchen with seating overlooking the outside garden.
The kitchen satisfies the most discerning chef or host, with integrated paneled Bosch appliances, custom millwork, a separate pantry and a large island. The adjacent formal dining room offers seating for 10 or more with built-in original glass and mahogany cabinetry and an entrance down to the yard.
Moving on to the living area there are two separate seating areas including a massive front parlor with original mantle and a perfectly tucked away powder room down the hall with additional closet space. Upstairs on the second level there is a large luxurious primary suite with dressing room and five-fixture bath, featuring a “hammam”-style steam room with a deep soaking tub and private washing rooms.
On this level there is also an additional guest bedroom and bath. On the top floor, the stairs open to a sky-lit media or playroom, with two additional large bedrooms, another windowed bath, an office or nursery, and a sky-lit laundry room. Custom millwork throughout in playful yet understated colors make this home truly memorable-the perfect balance of elegance and fun.
The garden level rental unit features the same high-quality finish, as well as its own laundry, and can generate substantial income due to its size with two large bedrooms and a sizable home office. The basement has high ceilings and ample storage and is accessed directly via the triplex or lower entry. The home is also easily usable as a single-family residence without any reconfiguration.
There is central heating and AC throughout the home with multiple zones, all seamlessly integrated using discrete linear and through-floor vents. All of the plumbing and electrical systems have been completely replaced and include Lutron dimmers throughout.
Sitting perfectly mid-block across from three historic freestanding mansions, 390 Stuyvesant has stunning open views from both exposures. The garden has exceptional light and air with open views down towards the gardens of Bainbridge and Decatur streets behind.
Christine Blackburn of Compass has the Exclusive Listing.
Urban Standard Capital, founded by Seth Weissman, is a real estate investment company focused on lending, acquisitions, and development. The firm’s acquisitions team looks for unique opportunities throughout New York City including character-rich townhomes in Landmarked Historic Districts where they are emerging on the scene as reputable builders of bespoke townhomes that overachieve in the market.