Property Crush

Warmth, Charm & Architectural Details in this $1.5m Multi-Family Home in Historic Stuyvesant Heights

published May 31, 2017
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This two-family home in Stuyvesant Heights is straight out of central casting and represents all the things we love about older Brooklyn homes like hardwood floors, fireplaces, decorative molding and exposed brick. The 1.5 million price includes an owners’ duplex and a garden-level rental unit (to help pay the mortgage). The home’s architectural details are in keeping with the historic neighborhood’s posh past and exude warmth and charm.


  • 861 Hancock Street, Brooklyn, NY
  • Stuyvesant Heights historic district of Bedford-Stuyvesant
  • $1,500,000
  • 2 units over 2,199 square feet on 3 levels
  • Property website

Things We Love About This Property Crush:

  • Built in 1899, this building personifies “Brownstone Brooklyn” with high ceilings, decorative fireplaces (4), exposed brick, hardwood oak floors, custom moldings and a stained glass skylight.
  • The 3-story structure includes an owners’ duplex as well as a 733 square foot one-bedroom, income-producing apartment on the garden level. The owners’ duplex has 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms.
  • My favorite room is the kitchen which features a memorable marble-topped island and schoolhouse-style double pendant light.
  • The property boasts fabulous outdoor space including a spacious deck on the parlor level with stairs leading down to the fenced-in garden.
  • The J, Z and C subway lines are nearby.

Could this be the home for you? The home is listed by Corcoran if you’d like to learn more.

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