$5M Fort Greene townhouse has three rental apartments and a luxurious owner’s duplex
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$5M Fort Greene townhouse has three rental apartments and a luxurious owner’s duplex

July 21, 2020

All images by Udor Photography

There’s quite a lot to love about this Fort Greene residence at 215 Clermont Avenue, just listed for $4,995,000. Not only does it have three income-producing rental units, but the owner’s duplex is as luxurious as townhouse living comes. In addition to an incredible amount of preserved 19th-century architecture, the duplex boasts a large, landscaped rear garden, a wine room, and even a mudroom that doubles as a pet spa.

The owner’s duplex occupies the parlor and garden levels, along with the basement. On the upper level, a grand living room has 12-foot ceilings and a wealth of historic details including two sets of oversized double doors, restored inlaid floors, a marble fireplace mantle, wooden window shutters, crown and decorative plaster moldings, and a detailed tin ceiling.

Past the living room, a formal dining room has even more architectural panache, with another decorative fireplace mantle and an original built-in that’s been repurposed as a bar.

At the back of this floor is the kitchen, housed in a modern extension that features a full rear wall of glass windows and sliding glass doors that open to a deck with stairs that lead down to the garden. The kitchen has lots of cabinet and counter space, high-end appliances, and a breakfast bar overlooking the yard.

On the garden level below are the two bedrooms, along with an office nook and a mudroom/laundry room that does double duty as a pet spa. The secondary bedroom faces the street and incorporates much of the same architectural detailing as the living room above. It has two closets and access to the full bathroom in the hall.

The master suite feels extra-luxe thanks to a separate dressing area and an en-suite bathroom with double vanities and radiant heat floors.

There’s access to the garden from both the master bedroom and the mudroom. The nearly 1,000-square-foot outdoor space has two sitting areas, beautiful landscaping, an irrigation system, and a full-sized grill.

The majority of the basement is used as storage, but it does hold a customized, temperature-controlled wine room.

The townhouse at 215 Clermont Avenue is one of a stretch of 12 French Second Empire homes built between 1868 and 1871. The top three floors are currently configured as three, full-floor rental units, but the new owner could certainly create their own single-family home. The third- and fourth-floor apartments have a living room, den, bedroom, bathroom, and galley kitchen. The fifth-floor unit has two smaller bedrooms.

The home is just three blocks from Fort Greene Park and one block in each direction from all the restaurants on Myrtle Avenue and DeKalb Avenue. The Clinton-Washington Avenues station of the G train is two blocks away.

[Listing details: 215 Clermont Avenue at CityRealty]

[At Compass by Vickey Barron]

All images by Udor Photography

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