490 Macdonough Street

490 Macdonough Street, Brooklyn, NY 11233


490 MacDonough Street is a charming two family Brownstone on one of the most picturesque and coveted blocks in Bedford Stuyvesant. Half a block from local food favorites Dick and Jane's, Chez Oskar, Nana Ramen & Milk and Pull, and 4.5 blocks from the A/C trains at Utica Ave. The two units combined have a total of 4.5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, spanning 2,584 square feet across three stories, plus a full cellar.

Throughout this spectacular home, attention to detail is consistent. Restored woodwork, parque floors with mahogany inlays, pocket shutters, stained glass, intricately detailed fireplaces with original mirrors, wainscoting and fretwork are just some of the original details that have been preserved and restored with care.

The parlor level boasts 11' ceilings, ornate fireplaces with original mantles and intricate hearths, stained glass windows, and restored original floors. A formal dining room has space for a 6 person table. Recently updated, the kitchen features a 5 burner gas range with a griddle, a center island, and a full appliance package including a mounted microwave. Offering two walls of storage and 3 long countertops with roll-out cabinet storage underneath, this kitchen is ideal for the entertainer and cook.

Overlooking the sunny backyard, the living room features a spectacularly restored fireplace with incredible detail and original mirrors. French double pocket doors offer an option to separate this space from the kitchen. A full bathroom with a linen closet and frosted window is also on this level. A more secluded play area, office space, or library nook is placed strategically at the top of the stairs to the garden level, allowing you to float between the living quarters and sleeping quarters with ease.

On the garden level, two and a half bedrooms await. The largest of the two is located on the front of the home, with pocket shutters, a walk-in closet, built-in dresser, decorative fireplace and space for two beds plus tons of extra furniture. Accessible from the hallway or through a walk-through dressing room with a walk-in closet, multitude of drawers and a second closet- you'll find the primary suite, with an en-suite bathroom and space for a King size bed. A bonus room offers the perfect home office or gym, with access to the backyard.

Bluestone pavers, a water spigot, electrical outlets, and a large grassy lawn are all shaded by a mature tree. Ready for your green thumb and summer barbecues, this backyard oasis gets spectacular Southern sunshine.

The basement has 7' ceilings, brick columns, a washer & dryer, and a full bathroom.

Perched on the top floor of the home, up a gorgeous staircase with detailed fretwork, a 2 bedroom + home office apartment awaits. An open concept kitchen flows seamlessly into the living/dining room. A plethora of sunshine streams in through the three windows overlooking the treetops. A large home office offers a peaceful space to WFH. On the front of the home, two adjoining bedrooms await. Each is accessible through their own door in the hallway, or through the home office. With stained glass windows, pocket shutters, 2 decorative fireplaces, and a large bathroom with a skylight- this apartment is just as captivating as the one below. Incorporate it into the rest of the home or take advantage of the rental income to offset your mortgage.

490 MacDonough is perfectly placed between Malcolm X Blvd and Patchen Ave. Street parking is plentiful and access to public transportation is simple with the A & C trains just moments away, and the J & Z trains a 15 minute walk. Built 20x42 plus a first floor addition, with annual taxes of $5,095/year- this charming two family home is a slam dunk with its flexible layout and ideal location!

Daniel Cohen

EMAIL: [email protected]

PHONE: (862) 823-2674

Key Features

Full Baths



Building Other, Washer Hookup, In Unit




Washer Dryer Allowed

The Location

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