In the Fort Greene Historic District, this Italianate brownstone at 20 South Oxford Street has a parlor floor full of period details, five marble mantels and original floors. One of a row of sister Italianate brownstones built circa 1864 by Robert Bonnett, the house doesn’t appear to have been recently renovated but looks to be well kept.
The four-story home is configured as an owners triplex above a garden floor rental.
The parlor floor is a looker, with ornate gold moldings around the front windows which sandwich a pier mirror. Its lofty ceilings are adorned with plaster embellishments as well as a chandelier, and there’s a decorative carved white marble mantel.
There’s a kitchen on this level to the side that mixes recent updates — such as a marble pastry counter and a stainless steel range — with vintage cabinetry and tile dating from the mid-20th century. Some may find it charming while others may wish to update.
A rear sunroom on this level leads to a deck above the backyard.
The bedrooms shown are less ornate but have the original diagonal floors and decorative mantels. A laundry room is located on the top floor.
None of the house’s three bathrooms are pictured but one on the third floor has a double vanity, and the one on the third floor has a shower instead of a tub.
The ground-floor rental unit, not pictured, is a one-bedroom. It has an eat-in kitchen in the rear of the house, and access to the backyard via a patio.
The house is less than half a block from Fort Greene Park and two blocks from the G train at the Fulton Street station. It most recently changed hands in 2014, for $3.3 million.
Listed by Douglas Elliman’s Steve Halprin and Jan Hashey, the home is asking $4.5 million. What do you think?
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