This four-story, four-family Carroll Gardens townhouse at 160 Carroll Street features a large backyard garden with a finished patio.

The townhouse is currently configured as four rental apartments but is architect-ready to become a four-story single family home or a combination home and rental. Each floor has a living room, dining room, kitchen, and bathroom. The fourth floor is a one-bedroom plus home office and has access to the roof. The third floor is a two-bedroom, and the second floor and garden level are each a one-bedroom. The garden level also includes storage.

This townhouse is on a beautiful tree-lined street full of brownstones. Carroll Park is just down the street, and many restaurants, cafes, and stores can be found along Smith Street. The F and G trains at Carroll Street are blocks away.

The ask is $3.745 million. Click through for more photos and renderings.

160 Carroll Street [Douglas Elliman] GMAP


This two-bedroom, two bath condo is part of Clermont Greene, a luxury 74-unit condo building in Fort Greene.

The condo features nine-foot ceilings, Brazilian teak floors, and large windows. The bedrooms are on opposite sides of the apartment, and the master bedroom has its own separate bathroom with both a bathtub and a huge stand-up shower. The kitchen has new appliances, including a dishwasher and built-in microwave, and the unit comes with its own washer and dryer. The apartment has a private storage unit, and a deeded parking space in the building’s garage is available.

The building is full of great amenities such as a WiFi-enabled exercise room, a parking garage, and individual bike racks for each apartment. There is a beautiful interior courtyard with a fountain and reflecting pool. Each of the twin buildings has its own common roof deck with spectacular views of the Brooklyn and Manhattan skylines, the East River, and the Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges.

The area is full of coffee shops, restaurants, and bars. Fort Greene Park is only a few blocks away, and there are two playgrounds nearby.

The ask is $1,195,000 with monthly maintenance and common charges of $860. Click through for more photos.

181 Clermont Avenue, #312 [Douglas Elliman] GMAP


This two-family prewar townhouse at 227 Bergen Street is located on a tree-lined street full of classic architecture in Boerum Hill. Buyers have the option to either live in the upper triplex and rent out the newly renovated garden apartment and basement rec room for extra monthly income, or remodel the townhouse to a large single-family home and enjoy a deck and private rear yard.

The garden floor is a one-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath apartment with a spacious eat-in kitchen and a wall of glass looking over the backyard. The parlor floor features a period living room, large terrace and an eat-in-kitchen with lots of counter space, built-in microwave, and dishwasher. The upper triplex has five bedrooms and two full baths as well as a washer and dryer. The house has a brand new boiler, updated electrical and plumbing, and a solid foundation for building up or out.


As far as Brooklyn neighborhoods go, Brooklyn Heights is tiny, a wedge bordered by Cadman Plaza and its busy series of parks, walkways, and municipal buildings to the east, the Brooklyn Bridge to the north, Atlantic Avenue to the south, and the East River to the west. It’s just about 15 blocks tall and five blocks wide. The role it plays in Brooklyn’s history, and in the popular imagination, looms much larger. Its lovely, tree-lined streets and spectacular homes have been the setting for television series and movies as varied as The Patty Duke ShowThe Cosby Show, and Moonstruck.

Over the years Brooklyn Heights has been home to more than its fair share of artists and writers, including Salvador Dali, Richard Wright, H.P. Lovecraft, and Truman Capote. Bob Dylan paid tribute to the neighborhood’s then-bohemian character when he wrote “Tangled Up in Blue” in 1975, singing, “I lived with them on Montague Street / in a basement down the stairs. / There was music in the cafés at night / And revolution in the air.”


Flatbush Avenue is one of the longest streets in Brooklyn. It runs from the Manhattan Bridge all the way to the Rockaways. It’s a very old route that started as a Native American path and became a road in Colonial times — even becoming the target of a strategic roadblock during the Revolutionary War.

Flatbush today is no quaint colonial trail. Recently, Flatbush has been undergoing a sea change, thanks to an influx of luxury high-rises in Downtown Brooklyn and the seismic impact of the new Barclays Center at Flatbush and Atlantic.  

Downtown Soaring Upward

Crossing the Manhattan Bridge from Manhattan to Brooklyn used to mean leaving skyscrapers behind, driving down a Flatbush flanked by low-slung retail and residential buildings of little distinction. No more. Now the visitor to Brooklyn is greeted at the gate by the new additions to Brooklyn’s once modest skyline, residential and commercial skyscrapers built over the past decade that tower over their neighbors and offer magnificent views of Manhattan and the southern half of Brooklyn.