Townhouse pick of the week

This $2.7 million Brooklyn townhouse comes with two rentals to help pay the mortgage

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By Mimi OConnor  |
July 25, 2018 - 12:00PM

Brooklyn brownstone living may be possible with this three-family townhouse. 

Douglas Elliman

Interested in living in a Brooklyn brownstone but would like some help with the costs? This three-family townhouse on the border of Bedford-Stuyvesant and Clinton Hill at 286 Clifton Place includes two renovated rental units that could ease the mortgage payment.

The 4,000-square-foot, four-story building is listed for $2,725,000, and it underwent a full renovation, during which it was converted to a three family.

The owner’s duplex is located on the garden and parlor floors, and has two bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms. It features an open-concept living room and dining area, high ceilings, new floors, and a decorative fireplace.

The new kitchen has granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, and a back door opens onto a deck that overlooks the garden.

The south-facing master bedroom, which comes with a walk-in closet, looks onto the backyard, which is enclosed by a fence. The master en-suite bath features wall-to-wall marble.

The townhouse has a fully finished basement, with plenty of storage. Additional conveniences include forced-air heating and cooling, a washer/dryer, and ADT security.

The upper floor rentals are two bedroom, one-bath apartments with renovated kitchens and bathrooms and decorative mantles. (The listing estimates the total rent roll at $6,000.)

The townhouse is one block from the Bedford-Nostrand G train, and a dozen blocks from the A at Nostrand. Plenty of eating, drinking, and shopping can be found nearby along Bedford and Lafayette avenues.


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Mimi OConnor

Contributing Writer

Mimi O’Connor has written about New York City real estate for publications that include Brick Underground, Refinery29, and Thrillist. She is the recipient of two awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors for interior design and service journalism. Her writing on New York City, parenting, events, and culture has also appeared in Parents, Red Tricycle, BizBash, and Time Out New York.

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