This wood-frame townhouse at 106 Cambridge Place in historic Clinton Hill is in much better shape than some of its nearby Civil War-era brethren, many of which have been shored up and shined up with modern conveniences, leaving little remaining of their 19th century details. This 1860s house, however, is both gracefully preserved and filled with modern comforts both practical and stylish. Another distinction: The house appeared on the TV series “White Collar,” as the home of FBI Agent Peter Burke.
This five-bedroom, 20-foot-wide townhouse, after being listed for sale for $2.89 million last year, is now on the rental market for $7,995 a month. Since the listing refers to the upper triplex, we’re assuming the garden apartment is either separately rented or otherwise used by the owners.
Enter the triplex through the iron gate to find lovingly maintained original details like parquet wood floors, original moldings, working pocket doors, oversized windows, floor-to-ceiling custom built-ins, eight mantels and those soaring parlor-floor ceilings. On the modern convenience side of things, the move-in-ready home’s kitchen is up-to-date and organized, the dining area is open and spacious, and the house has laundry facilities.
Outdoor space is always nice, but this particular space is both cozy and magical; the European-style garden features two bluestone patios that offer tons of possibilities for warm-weather entertaining, gardening and just relaxing.
Upstairs, four bedrooms on the upper two floors are not only large but look sunny and bright, with fireplaces and more pretty details.
Though the inviting den/office rooms pictured above use the home’s four bigger bedrooms, there are also two very small rooms that could fill in as bedrooms in a pinch.
The home is owned by one of its listing agents, which often means it’s well cared-for and not rented to just anyone. Cambridge Place is one of the prettiest streets in the Clinton Hill Historic District; you’re only two short blocks from the subway and surrounded by top restaurants and markets, and a short walk from Fort Greene Park and the summer Flea.
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Images courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens
Neighborhoods : Clinton Hill