A fantastic opportunity to own this beautiful, light-filled, legal 2-family home in the Stapleton Heights Historic District. This home boasts stunning original woodwork, original stained glass, 9-ft ceilings, h/w floors, a classic front porch with original columns in excellent condition & a 2-car garage with add'l off-street parking for 2 cars. The main unit is accessed from the front door/foyer/staircase and features 3 b/r (master b/r has a non-working fireplace), 1 full bath, a separate living room with access to a huge 2nd fl rear balcony, an updated eat-in kitchen with s/s appliances including a double convection wall-oven and cherry wood cabinetry and views of the harbor and Verrazano bridge from the master b/r, rear balcony and third-floor bedrooms. The 1st fl unit has 1 b/r (with a non-working fireplace), and a ¾ bath as well as a spacious living room and a full kitchen with stainless appliances and a separate entrance in the rear of the property as well as separate gas and electric meters. Excellent additional income opportunity. Other features include updated windows, a single layer 30-year Owens-Corning roof with new plywood and underlayment as well as gutters (2012), a high-end efficient Dunkirk gas/steam boiler (2009), 2 recent hot water heaters & 2 recent electric panels and circuit breakers. Watermain was replaced in 2008. The front foyer provides access a full basement with a laundry room, a workshop, a boiler room, and a storage room. The basement also has an entrance door to the side yard. The side street is a short, quiet, dead-end with very few houses and no parking allowed yet is serviced by NYC sanitation for trash and snow removal. The detached 2-car garage with new doors and electric openers is located on the rear of the property facing the side street and has a 2-car driveway and a loft for extra storage. Easy access to all transportation and NYC from this historic, tree-lined enclave of well maintained Victorian homes overlooking NY harbor.