Townhouse pick of the week

This Boerum Hill townhouse comes with a lucrative perk—a SECOND house in the backyard

By Virginia K. Smith | October 19, 2016 - 11:59AM 

For the investment-minded townhouse buyer, there are few things better than a separate rental apartment to guarantee some cash flow. Except, that is, for a separate house in the backyard.

Such is the case with this $3.45 million townhouse at 104 Butler Street in Boerum Hill, which includes two 19th-century homes situated on the same lot. Currently, the property is set up with the front, main house acting as a three-unit rental property, with the owner living in the four-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom carriage house in the back:

There are original details throughout, including classic white paneling (some ornamented), hardwood floors, and fireplaces. However, there are no pictures of the bathrooms, so you'll want to visit for yourself to see if they've been brought into the 21st century along with the rest of the home.

The listing suggests adding rooftop terraces if it strikes your fancy, but any way you slice it, there are lots of different ways to configure this home to make it a functional living space and reliable investment.


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