Children’s Book Author Lists a Fairytale-Worthy Restored Bed-Stuy Brownstone


Every time a home gets a new owner, a new chapter begins. Whoever turns the page for this beautiful and historic Bed-Stuy townhouse will certainly be lucky since it dates back to 1886 and has been recently restored. Each room and architectural detail tells a story, beautifully preserved yet elevated with alluring updates. The seller, children’s book author Jordan Chouteau, is seeking $3.495 million for this treasure where a New York City fairytale could easily be set.

Boasting eight bedrooms and plenty of outdoor spaces, the home feels like a respite in the city. It is a dream Brooklyn residence, at once grand with chunky mahogany moldings and sleek with a contemporary-style kitchen. Historic details and 21st- century flair collide and create an atmosphere full of surprises.

Of course, extras also come with the listing. Outside, there is both a terrace and a garden with a patio perfect for dining al fresco. On rainy days, the expansive cellar with beautiful brick arches will surely come in handy. It could become a game room, playroom, extra living room, or home movie theater, the sky is the limit.

If you’re house-hunting in NYC, don’t sleep on Bed-Stuy. It’s a Brooklyn neighborhood with tons of history and a great sense of community, not to mention exquisite homes full of charm. Tali Berzak and Isaac Metcalf of Compass have this elegant, 4,205-square-foot listing.