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One of Brooklyn’s most charming townhouses lists for $4.95M

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The circa-1850s townhouse is full of period details

Photos via Brown Harris Stevens

One of Cobble Hill’s most adorable homes hit the market today—but if you’ve ever dreamed of owning what is basically historic townhouse perfection, you’d better be able to pony up close to $5 million. The house, located at 334 Clinton Street, is listed with Brown Harris Stevens’s Jill Seligson Braver for $4.95 million.

The house dates back to the 1850s, but it got a spiffy upgrade in 1888 (!), which is what we see on its exterior today. Here’s how it was described by the Landmarks Preservation Commission in its report on the Cobble Hill Historic District:

[No. 334] displays a Queen Anne facade of brick, stone and terra cotta added in 1888 with such skilled workmanship and detail that tho house seems larger than its 21.5-foot width. The entrance tower, projecting sharply at tho left, is balanced asymmetrically by a bay window for tho parlor at the right. The house is crowned by a third story set within both the mansard roof and the pyramidal roof of the tower, thus achieving the quaint character so typical of the Queen Anne style.

The interior is, of course, slightly more modern; the kitchen has benefited from a recent upgrade, and there are four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and a garden-level home office (which, the listing notes, could be used as a studio apartment).

Other utterly charming features include two bay windows (the one in front has a seat for curling up in), two gardens, and multiple decorative fireplace mantles.