By Brooklyn Reader

January 13, 2015, 1:53 pm

 

96 Fort Greene Place

96 Fort Greene Place

Brownstone living slowly but surely is becoming a lifestyle for mostly the über-rich and famous.

Curbed is showcasing two brownstones in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, recently listed on the market for between $2 million and $4 million.

Is this an augur for what’s to come in brownstone pricing? Our guess is “yes,” and it’s only going to get worse.

Whether you’re financially struggling, working-class or middle-class, the Brooklyn brownstone housing market “ain’t got time for that!”

Located at 96 Fort Greene Place, this landmarked brownstone is asking $2.8 million. Built in 1857, the Italianate house has lots of nice details, including sculpted marble mantles, ceiling moldings and medallions, floor-to-ceiling paned windows, original shutters and doors, and 11′ ceilings. The backyard also has a garden pond and a delightful treehouse, perfect for any young rapscallions in your charge.

Also, at 26 So. Portland in Fort Greene, this gorgeous five-story brownstone is asking$3.45 million. Located on South Portland Avenue (voted the “best block in New York City” by Time Out NY), the brownstone has 4,000 square feet of space, plus 12′ ceilings, crown molding, a marble gas fireplace, pocket doors, and floor-to-ceiling windows.

 

This three-story brownstone is located at 306 Clermont in Fort Greene. The house needs a bit of work, but it’s a really gorgeous property, with some really lovely details. It’s asking $2.6 million.

 


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