Historic Brooklyn townhouses are at a premium, and they’re a lot of work to maintain. Opportunities like this gorgeous duplex on one of the prettiest avenues in the Clinton Hill Historic District give you a chance to live in high-ceilinged grandeur, fabulous backyard oasis and all, without the mortgage or the commitment. It will, however, cost you $5,500 a month for this 1,700-square-foot rental at 227 Washington Avenue.
The home starts with a double formal parlor laden with historic detail beneath 12-foot ceilings. In the back you’ll find romantic French doors and a Juliet balcony. The kitchen looks sleek and up-to-date with state-of-the-art appliances including a chefs’ five-burner stove with convection oven, two built-in pantries, and beautiful cabinetry. The home has central a/c throughout.
Walls of crimson and lots of art and antiques add creative flair to this well-loved owners’ duplex.
There are two bedrooms and two updated full baths.
This home’s other-worldly charm isn’t limited to the indoors. Included is a beautifully landscaped backyard with a stone fountain, exotic plantings and plenty of space for entertaining and dreaming. If you need even more space, there’s storage available in the basement.
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Images courtesy of Douglas Elliman.
Neighborhoods : Clinton Hill