Four-Floor Stunner with a ‘Secret Garden’ Asks $11,000 a Month in Fort Greene

Posted On Thu, September 3, 2015 By

Posted On Thu, September 3, 2015 By In Brooklyn, Cool Listings, Fort Greene, Interiors

Here is Brooklyn brownstone living at its finest. The historic 1880s townhouse at 139 South Oxford Street, located in the very brownstone-heavy neighborhood of Fort Greene, is a good blend of historic details and modern conveniences. It’s got a very special landscaped backyard, a renovated kitchen, and a staircase to die for. It’s split up as a two-family home, and the upper four floors are now on the rental market asking $11,000 a month. That’s nearly 3,000 square feet of living space, with four bedrooms, two full bathrooms, two half bathrooms and even additional basement storage! That’s a lot of brownstone goodness right there.

139 South Oxford Street, Fort Greene

139 South Oxford Street, living room

This rental’s parlor floor is really the star of the show, as it features a grand mahogany center staircase. The rear parlor room also opens up onto a deck and the private garden. Other historic details include the original plaster moldings, four fireplaces with carved marble mantels—two of which are wood-burning—hardwood floors throughout, and shelving built-ins. Big windows facing South Oxford Street bring in lots of light to the front of the parlor.

139 South Oxford Street, kitchen, rental, fort greene

The second floor holds the kitchen and modest dining room. The open kitchen’s been recently renovated, now with Caesarstone counters, exposed brick and upscale stainless steel appliances.

139 South Oxford Street, staircase, fort greene

The mahogany staircase—can you tell it’s our favorite detail of the house?—s just as gorgeous throughout the upper floors.

139 South Oxford Street, bedroom

139 South Oxford Street, bedroom

The third and fourth floors holds the bedrooms and a full bathroom. There’s also a washer and dryer on the fourth floor. It’s hard not to dream about living in a rental with so much space.

139 South Oxford Street, rental, backyard

A rambling patio from the parlor floor leads down to this private backyard, which is definitely giving off a “Secret Garden” vibe. The listing says it’s extra deep — there’s even a pathway leading you back into the trees. This is not your everyday garden when it comes to Brooklyn townhouses, this is definitely special. We just wish there were more photos so we knew where it could take us!

[Listing: 139 South Oxford Street by Kristina Leonetti for Corcoran]

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