Townhouse pick of the week

A Civil War-era townhouse in Fort Greene has room for everyone

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The label "historic" is thrown around rather liberally when it comes to NYC properties, but this Fort Greene townhouse actually fits the bill: The Civil War-era home was built in the 1850s, making it a perfect fit for the neighborhood's picturesque landmark district. Blocks from Fort Greene Park—where the 1776 Battle of Long Island was fought—the fully renovated, five-bedroom home is listed by Brown Harris Stevens for $3 million. The house is a triplex, and includes a ground floor one-bedroom apartment that the owners can opt to rent out. 

On the parlor floor, the bright, open living room includes blonde wood floors and a brick fireplace. An additional common area can be found on the second floor, making this townhouse friendly to large families in search of playroom space or owners looking for a massive office. The living room leads into the large, separate kitchen, which has been updated with high-end appliances, abundant counter space, and subway tile backsplash.

The kitchen opens onto a spacious back garden, which looks a bit undeveloped at the moment but has potential to become a vibrant green space. 

Though none of the bedrooms are pictured in the listing, the floorplan indicates a large master bedroom with ample closet space. It shares a bathroom with two other bedrooms, though one is rather narrow and lacks a closet, so may be a better fit as an office or guest room. (Same goes for one of the additional bedrooms on the floor below.)

On the top floors, two skylights and exposures on three sides of the home bring in lots of natural light. The listing notes that the annual property taxes, at $1,633, are unusually low. To consider: The home doesn't appear to include a laundry room, but on the bright side, there are tons of conveniences in the form of transportation options, as well as proximity to BAM, farmer's markets, and a booming restaurant row.  


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