In the Fort Greene Historic District, here’s a prime four-story townhouse, part of a stretch of Italianate homes built between 1864 and 1866. Located at 256 Carlton Avenue, it’s 1.5 blocks from Fort Greene Park and has been with the same owner for over three decades.
Currently configured as an owners duplex below two rentals, the limited listing photos show the interior to be full of intact original details.
In the owners duplex, the double parlor boasts floor-to-ceiling front windows on either side of a pier mirror, intricate bracketed crown moldings, ceiling panels and medallions, plank wood floors, a decorative marble mantel and arched double doors off the foyer.
Textured glass pocket doors lead beneath a fretwork screen into the rear parlor, where the dramatic ceiling details continue. Here, there are two more floor-to-ceiling windows, now sandwiching an arch of plaster molding, a second marble mantel, a shallow arched nook, a closet and a powder room.
The rentals above have extremely different layouts: the third-floor unit has a massive central walk-in closet and a single, en suite bathroom while the fourth-floor apartment has a small bedroom leading into a sprawling double living room and rear dining room.
No kitchens or bathrooms are pictured.
The two other interior images depict rooms in the rentals with window baseboards, pendants lights and plank floors, one of which also has French doors, picture wall moldings and a marble mantel.
Off-street parking is separately available, according to the listing, and the home will be delivered vacant. Douglas Bowen, Zia O’Hara and Simon Anderson at Douglas Elliman have the listing, which is asking $3.995 million. There’s an upcoming open house this Sunday from 3 to 4 p.m. What do you think?
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