Townhouse pick of the week

This Fort Greene townhouse offers a roomy triplex and a large rental for income

By Mimi O'Connor | July 18, 2018 - 12:00PM 

The townhouse has eye-catching chevron-patterned flooring.


The listing for 73 Clermont Ave. in Brooklyn's Fort Greene says the townhouse was gut-renovated, and it must have been, because while the bones of it are apparently from 1899, it looks virtually brand new. Listed for $2,295,000, the six bedroom, five-bath, two-family has an owner's triplex and a top floor three-bedroom rental. (Potential rent income is suggested at $3,400.)

The parlor floor of the townhouse features a living room and dining area, with eye-catching chevron-patterned wood floors.

At the rear of the building is a chef's kitchen with stainless steel appliances, floor-to-ceiling cabinets, and an island with bar stool seating and custom shelving on either side. The layout indicates there's a powder room on this floor, and a door leads to stairs that take you to the back patio and garden.

The owner's bedrooms are on the second floor, with the master in the rear, and the remaining two towards to the front of the townhouse. The master has two closets, and an en suite bathroom with a walk-in shower and tub, double vanity, and decorative tile work. 

The basement level, also part of the owner's unit, is finished and has a full-height ceiling; there's shelving, storage, and a half bath on this floor. 

The three-bedroom rental is on the top floor, and as it the case with the patio and garden, we don't get to see pictures of it. 

The townhouse is equipped with central heating and cooling, as well as washer/dryer hookups in both apartments. 

It's about a 15 minute walk to the Clinton-Washington stop on the G, and Fort Greene Park and Pratt Institute are also nearby. Shopping and dining can be done along Myrtle Avenue, and mega retail mall Atlantic Center, Barclays Center, and Atlantic Terminal aren't too far either. 


Mimi O'Connor

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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