“Historic Compound” for Sale in Fort Greene

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A huge “historic compound,” in the words of Corcoran, is up for sale in Fort Greene just outside the historic district. It includes an Italianate townhouse and carriage house at 164 South Oxford Street — the lot spans the entire width of the block — as well as a garage at 171 South Portland. The interior of the townhouse is quite grand, and the carriage house is cute too. The townhouse is configured as a double duplex with a studio apartment; the brick carriage house contains two one-bedroom apartments, a commercial studio, and a large garage. The listing notes the property also comes with development rights from a next-door lot, for a total of 38,500 buildable square feet. Considering that and the price of $8,950,000, do you think the whole thing is likely to be bulldozed and replaced with a giant apartment building?
164 South Oxford Street [Corcoran] GMAP

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