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Historic Clinton Hill condo with swoon-worthy backyard wants $2.5M

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The backyard of this duplex apartment has a pergola, manicured garden, and more

Allyson Lubow, courtesy The Corcoran Group

Just in time for summer, a Clinton Hill apartment with an enviable amount of outdoor space is on the market for $2.5 million.

The three-bedroom, two and a half bathroom condo is located within a circa-1867 Italianite brownstone on St. James Place, within the Clinton Hill Historic District. The Landmarks Preservation Commission’s designation report notes that it’s part of a grouping of five such homes built by William C. Rushmore, and that “much of the original detail remains,” including lintels above the front door, roof cornices, and basement window guard.

Inside, there are also plenty of lovely details: The parquet flooring has been restored, and there are original moldings and carved mantels, one of which surrounds a wood-burning fireplace.

But the true star of this home is the outdoor space: A small deck just off of the kitchen (which is big enough for a breakfast nook) leads to a immaculate backyard, which has a manicured garden, a pergola, winding pathways, and a raised platform for seating. It’s the kind of space where you can envision spending mornings with a cup of coffee, or evenings hanging out with friends.

As for the particulars, the duplex apartment has a formal living room, dining room, and kitchen on the parlor level; the garden level is for the two bedrooms (including a master with a walk-in closet, en-suite bathroom, and access to that backyard). It also has a “semi-finished” cellar, a washer/dryer, and custom closets.

This lovely home at 127 St. James Place is listed with Deborah Rieders, Sarah Shuken, and Raquel Lomonico of Corcoran for $2.5 million.