Renovated Fort Greene Brick Italianate With Seven Mantels, Exposed Brick, Beams Asks $4.35 Million


A four-story brick Italianate townhouse in Fort Greene has been gut renovated since it last sold in 2017, and is now back on the market asking significantly more. When it last appeared, 362 Clermont Avenue had seven mantels in a variety of styles — including a gold-veined black marble one with an arched firebox — a range of wood floors, an updated kitchen, and a landscaped and brick-paved garden. It wasn’t recently renovated but it looked to be otherwise in good condition.

Now the 22-foot-wide house has been given a designer upgrade, with blond wide-plank floorboards throughout and the mantels refinished in a cleaner, more consistent all-white manner, at least as pictured in the listing. Notable features are the parlor level, which has been converted from bedrooms into a more traditional layout starting with a living room featuring a wood-burning fireplace and one of the refinished white mantels. Pocket doors lead to the dining room, featuring another mantel refinished in the same manner. Beyond is an eat-in kitchen with French doors that lead out to a deck overlooking the backyard.

The kitchen is outfitted with modern Shaker-influenced cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and white marble-like counters, with white-tile backsplash. The parlor level also has a powder room and three closets.

A similar open treatment on the upper levels has completely transformed the spaces, with the master bedroom getting exposed bricks and an updated bathroom with what look like reclaimed wood cabinets and two sets of French doors joining to a den with another refinished mantel and exposed brick wall. Above that, the ceiling of the top floor has been opened to expose the rafters, closets removed between the bedroom and what had been another living room, and a deck installed on top of the rear extension. The two refinished mantels now fairly seamlessly bookend what looks like a reclaimed wood built-in bookcase. A wet bar and a washer and dryer are on the top floor in the front end.

The garden level, which doesn’t appear to be pictured, is set up as a rental with its own separate entrance, private backyard, two full bathrooms and another mantel.

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This area of the Fort Greene Historic District mostly developed in the 1860s and ’70s, though the designation report does not date this house. It stands across from a Catholic prep school named after Bishop John Loughlin, a 19th century Roman Catholic clergyman who at one time planned a grand cathedral on the site.

362 Clermont Avenue was offered in 2016 for $2.875 million, selling in early 2017 for $2.5 million. Renovated with preserved historic details, it’s been used as a backdrop for magazine photo shoots, most recently in GQ, according to the listing, from Amy Wendling of Douglas Elliman.

Now it’s asking $4.35 million. Do you think it will get ask?

[Listing: 362 Clermont Avenue | Broker: Douglas Elliman] GMAP

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