Located on a gorgeous block steps from Fort Greene Park, this compact townhouse at 232 Carlton Avenue, asking $3 million, could use some updating. The listing says, “Bring your architect and/or designer,” but there’s a lot to love about this home even in its present imperfect state. Currently configured as a two-family dwelling with an owner’s triplex and a one-bedroom duplex rental, the layout may look a little complicated but there’s plenty of potential here, including a gracious deck and classic leafy Brooklyn backyard.
The townhouse is a bit narrow at about 16 feet wide, and it’s worth noting that half the lower duplex is below grade, though that unit’s bedroom has been placed on the upper level. Above, the owner’s triplex is similarly divided, with just a library/den on the home’s entry level. Up a winding stair to the parlor floor is a large but cozy pale pink living room with high ceilings, original moldings, a white marble fireplace mantel and plenty of sunlight. Original large-plank oak floors run throughout, including the classic dining room with its elegant black-and-gold marble mantel. Not pictured is a “compact, yet functional kitchen with small breakfast bar,” in which “black granite counter tops accent older cabinets with contemporary stainless steel appliances.” We’ll leave that up to your architect and/or designer.
Ready for enjoyment as-is, though, is a large deck off the dining room that overlooks a pretty landscaped garden below.
Upstairs you’ll find two good-sized bedrooms and a large master with a decorative fireplace and those rustic wide-plank oak floors. The two smaller bedrooms have the same old-fashioned floors and old-fashioned vibe.
The neighborhood and block couldn’t be more perfect; this townhouse would make a great home for someone who has a vision for a large and lovely Brooklyn single-family home, extra rental income or any number of additional creative configurations.
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Images courtesy of Compass.
Neighborhoods : Fort Greene