$1.3 Million Brooklyn Townhouse, Stunning Colors & Coop!

$1.3 Million Brooklyn Townhouse, Stunning Colors & Coop!

A whimsical, colorful Brooklyn townhouse has captured attention as it hits the market for $1.3 million. Located at 551 Lexington Ave. in Bedford-Stuyvesant, this unique property stands out on its block with its pastel wonderland interior and abundant outdoor space.

The three-bedroom, two-bathroom townhouse is described as a ‘life-sized dollhouse’ in the listing, boasting a second-floor balcony, a covered front porch, and a lush ‘tropical backyard oasis’ complete with a rare feature for city living – a chicken coop along with a deck.

Originally purchased for less than $600,000 in 2011 by Julian Vigouroux, a France-born bartender, the 125-year-old residence has undergone remarkable transformations over the years, now radiating charm and uniqueness.

Vigouroux, showcasing his carpentry skills, meticulously renovated the 1,200-square-foot home, retaining its 19th-century details while adding modern touches. His DIY projects included converting the dining room into a stage, creating a jewel-toned eating nook, and erecting a bar from reclaimed vintage windows.

With a touch of individuality, the townhouse offers a vibrant ambiance both indoors and outdoors. The backyard serves as a haven, not only for the human inhabitants but also for a flock of chickens that Vigouroux nurtures. His affection for creating animal habitats shines through in the design of the property.

As Vigouroux embarks on a new chapter in New Orleans, he leaves behind a carefully curated home that encompasses not just visual appeal but also functional upgrades. The residence boasts a new boiler, updated plumbing, electrical systems, and gas lines, along with a recently renovated basement.

Listed by Nicole Beauchamp of Sotheby’s International Realty, the property has been intermittently on the market since 2020, offering a chance for prospective buyers to own a slice of colorful tranquility in the heart of Brooklyn’s urban landscape.


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