Townhouse pick of the week

Soak up some sun and accumulate rental income at this massive Fort Greene townhouse

By Mimi O'Connor | April 25, 2018 - 12:00PM 

The large solarium faces the spacious backyard.

Brown Harris Stevens

A multi-family townhouse like this—double-wide, with a large solarium—doesn't come on the market every day, and it has the price tag to show for it. Located in Fort Greene at 181 Carlton Ave., this 40-foot wide townhouse is listed for $6,885,000. 

Of course, should you have the nearly $7 million to spend, you would be faced with a conundrum: Elect to convert the 7,500-square-foot building into a massive single residence, or keep it in its current configuration as a three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath duplex with two rental apartments. 

The owner's apartment features hardwood floors, crown moldings, and a kitchen with blue cabinets and expansive counters that wrap around onto an island (peninsula?) with a stove. 

Perhaps the most striking aspect of the townhouse is the large solarium/playroom, which looks out on the backyard. The yard has a wood deck and ornamental plantings.

In addition to all that, the house comes with two parking spots. 

The townhouse is a block from Fort Greene Park and a few blocks from the G train at Fulton. A few blocks beyond is Atlantic Terminal. The Brooklyn Academy of Music and other arts venues are nearby, as are lots of places to eat and drink.


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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