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.