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1850 Carroll Gardens brownstone with summer-ready backyard wants $5.25M

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The four-story townhouse was once home to pioneering labor rights activist Josephine Clara Goldmark

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A 19th century Carroll Gardens townhouse that was once home to an influential labor reform activist is now on the market for $5.25 million. Located on 2nd Place, between Smith and Court Streets, the four-story townhouse measures 5,000 square feet and comes with nine bedrooms and five bathrooms.

The neo-classical revival brownstone is currently configured as a three-family home: an owner’s duplex on the first two floors, and two apartments on the floors above that. The sale however could lead to the creation of a single family home, according to the Corcoran brokers on the property.

Among some of the most stunning features of the home are the front and rear garden. The latter which comes attached to the owner’s duplex seems like an ideal summer spot with enough room for outdoor seating, a lovely lawn, and plantings.

The owner’s unit comes with hardwood floors, tall ceilings, a decorative fireplace, and French doors in the living room; and a spacious kitchen that comes with tons of cabinet space, and looks out on to the garden.

The townhouse was built in 1850 for the Goldmark family; Josephine Clara Goldmark was one of its residents. Goldmark was an advocate of labor reform, and particularly for her work against child labor. She was instrumental in getting laws passed that created 8-hour workdays and minimum wage.