A house in the Fort Greene Historic District that was restored, renovated and rented out by well-known Australian REIT Dixon is now on the market. The circa 1857 wood-frame townhouse at 266 Clermont has a restored exterior and a contemporary interior, one that is more thoughtful than a typical flip.
In a nod to Landmarks Preservation Commission rules, the townhouse’s sweet outside has bands of fish-scale shingles, a mansard roof and a new cornice.
Inside, the four-story single-family townhouse has an open-plan parlor floor, recessed lighting and en suite bathrooms. Parag Mehta of PM Architecture is the architect of record but the interiors were likely conceived by Dixon’s in-house design team.
Attractive new features include herringbone patterned wood floors, historically appropriate trim, and nearly floor-to-ceiling French-style windows in the front parlor. A new mantel is minimalist. The kitchen is brightened by mint green kitchen cupboards and marble counters.
A rear door leads out to a deck with stairs down to the garden, which is landscaped with grass bordered by bushes in built-in planters. Inside on the garden level is an open plan living/media/office space with a tile floor and radiant heat.
Laundry and mechanicals are enclosed in closets, and a powder room occupies a corner. A stepped built-in bookshelf traces the staircase up to the parlor floor.
The layout of the two upper levels inserts full-wall closets in each of the four bedrooms, each of which also has its own en suite bathroom. The bathrooms feature glass-enclosed showers, streamlined vanities and tiled walls, all in shades of white and pale gray. Linen closets are tucked in the hallway on both floors.
The house has gracefully hidden central air and attractive linear slot diffusers. The compressors are tucked behind shrubbery in the garden.
An old listing shows no original interior detail was left when Dixon purchased the property in 2013 for $1.645 million. In 2015, the company offered the entire property for rent, asking $13,494 a month (an “oddly precise number,” we noted at the time).
The house was built, along with its neighbor at No. 268, by Albert Denike. They were originally two stories, but were altered in the 19th century with mansard roofs, the designation report reveals.
Listed by Eric Sidman and Jordan Cherson of Compass, the property is asking $3.495 million. Will it fly?
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