291 Van Buren Street is an 1899 Brownstone that has been newly renovated. It now offers impeccable finishes and technology while thoughtfully preserving its historical details. The high level of craftsmanship applied to this home's renovation is immediately apparent upon entering, and is consistent throughout every room and every detail. The townhouse is configured as a two-family dwelling, and includes five bedrooms, four full bathrooms, and one powder room. Outdoor space includes a large, finished parlor deck, a front patio and formidable stoop, and a peaceful rear garden surrounded by mature trees. The garden is adjacent only to the well-kept yards of low-rise brownstone. It receives tremendous light and air. The owner's duplex, occupying the parlor and top floor, is accessed via a mosaic-tiled foyer between two sets of doors, including an original glass door. The open parlor floorplan accentuates its 40' depth, lofty 10.5' ceilings, wide-plank natural-stain wood floors, and dual brick columns along the western interior wall, one of which includes a wood-burning fireplace and custom-milled mantle. A dining area and powder room separate the front living & entertaining room from the kitchen, which features a three-seat marbled island, farm-style sink, custom white cabinetry and white marble countertops, and a fully-optioned set of new stainless-steel Viking appliances. Casement windows above the sink and rear countertop look out over the backyard. Upstairs, the master bedroom faces the back garden, and is framed by three large windows. There are two large closets and a marbled master bathroom with a skylight, double vanity, and glass-enclosed rain shower. On the opposite side of the floor, there is a laundry closet with new GE appliances, a full second bathroom with skylight, and two separate bedrooms with closets, both facing Van Buren Street. The private garden-level apartment offers a front living/entertaining area, a full kitchen, two bedrooms, and two full bathrooms. As a bonus, the basement is privately accessed. It has been finished and tiled, and can be adapted to a variety of uses. Van Buren Street is a quiet tree-lined block that is close to great Bedford-Stuyvesant establishments like Saraghina's, L'Antagoniste, Santa Panza, The Wilky, Peaches, and a beautiful new park, Jesse Owens Playground, which features basketball courts, tennis courts, and a pool. Transportation includes the J Train at Kosciuszko St, A and C trains at Utica Avenue, and B38 bus at DeKalb or Lafayette. The Co-op School is now located nearby on Gates Avenue.