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19th-Century Carroll Gardens Home With 'Grand Proportions' Seeks $4.2M

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The home, originally built in the 1870s, features many of its original details

Curbed obviously has a thing for Brooklyn townhouses (heck, there's a whole column devoted to them), and this beauty on Carroll Street is one instance where the home's exterior belies how lovely it is on the inside. The house was originally built in the 1870s, and many of the period details remain, from the front doors to the pressed-tin ceiling in the kitchen to the staircase connecting the home's levels.

The nearly 3,500-square-foot townhouse is configured as a two-family home, with a duplex occupying the top two floors, and a garden-level apartment that's equipped with a renovated kitchen and access to a nearly 900-square-foot garden (which will be especially lovely once the weather turns).

The listing itself touts the home's "grand proportions" and "gracious layout," and the photos actually seem to live up to the hype: rooms are spacious, with lovely details and modern updates that don't clash too much with the period charm. There's also a finished basement that comes with storage space, a mechanical room, and "additional space ideal for extra storage or wine cellar. " The asking price: a seemingly reasonable $4.2 million, especially when you factor in the potential income from a tenant. (Or it could just be one enormous, lovely townhouse for one family. The possibilities are…well, not endless, but there are possibilities!)