Dixon, the Australian firm that’s been buying up Brooklyn houses like Pac-Man gobbles dots, has been restoring the facade of a mid-19th century wood-frame house in the Fort Greene Historic District, at 266 Clermont Avenue.
Well, they’re finished with it, and the house is now available for rent, for the princely (and oddly precise) sum of $13,494 a month.
They’ve done a fine job of restoring the exterior to landmark specs, with its mansard roof, dormer windows, bands of fish-scale shingles, and tall parlor windows.
The completely renovated inside is luxurious, though less heavy on the historic details. The parlor floor, which sports recessed lighting, crown moldings and herringbone floors, is open plan, as is the garden floor.
The kitchen has custom cabinetry in pale green and a sizable wine fridge; a single door leads to a deck. There’s a decorative fireplace, according to the listing.
The upper two floors contain four bedrooms, each with “customized his-and-hers closets” and full en-suite baths. Which seems a better setup for four hedge-funder roommates than a family; perhaps that’s the target market here.
There’s a washer and dryer on the garden level, an intercom system and central air conditioning, according to the listing, from Ayanna Barton at Town Residential.
Dixon bought the property for $1,645,000 in 2013, according to public records. There is no broker fee. Split between four people, the asking rent works out to $3,373.50 a month each.
Think they’ll get a bite at that price? What’s your take on the place?
No. 266 is in the middle. Photo by Steve Sherman