A chic Clinton Hill townhouse boasting a lush backyard and an income-producing rental unit, 171 Gates Ave is a seamless blend of old-world charm and contemporary convenience. Features of this 2,364 sq. ft., two-family home include original parquet flooring with inlaid border detailing, incredible marble fireplaces with cast iron inserts in every room, lovely sash windows with northern and southern exposure, elegant pocket doors, a spacious front yard, a beautiful owner’s duplex, and an appealing top-floor rental unit.
The lower level of the owner’s duplex has airy 10-ft ceilings, a bright living room, a powder room, and a bohemian-style eat-in kitchen with an exposed wooden ceiling, sleek countertops, an exposed redbrick backsplash, custom lighting, and a suite of high-end stainless steel appliances. The kitchen leads through a laundry and out into a private backyard with string lighting and a storage shed. The upper level of the duplex contains a pair of large bedrooms and a windowed full bathroom.
The third-floor rental unit has 1 bedroom, a windowed full bathroom, and a luminous, semi-open living, dining, and kitchen space. The kitchen has an eat-in peninsula and an archway with built-in recessed lighting. The bedroom has a pair of reach-in closets and easy access to the bathroom.
171 Gates Ave is surrounded by restaurants, cafes, bars, and shops, and is close to several schools and community gardens. It has easy access to adjacent neighborhoods like Bedford-Stuyvesant, Prospect Heights, and Fort Greene, and is a short walk to the C and G subway lines.