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In Crown Heights, 138-year-old landmarked townhouse wants $2.5M

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It’s one of the few freestanding houses left in the Crown Heights North historic district

A detached, two-story Italianate-style house with a wraparound porch and a few trees and plants around it. Photos: Matt Vacca, courtesy of Compass

Sitting between a row of low-rise buildings on Crown Heights’s Pacific Street, this historic Italianate house with a wraparound porch, which has just hit the market, does surely make a lasting impression.

The two-story, 3,600-square-foot home, asking $2.5 million, has a charming brick facade with brownstone and cornice trim.

According to the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC), it was built around 1882 by architect George Damen, and it’s one of the few surviving freestanding houses in the Crown Heights North historic district. It’s also representative of suburban homes built during the time when residential development increased in the neighborhood, in anticipation of the 1883 Brooklyn Bridge opening.

It has five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a large garden. Its interior details include chandeliers, an original staircase with crown molding and a balustrade and newel post, and multi-paned French doors with original wood trim.

It’s located at 1450 Pacific Street, between Brooklyn and Kingston avenues, near St. Andrews playground, and the C train at Kingston-Throop. Morgan Munsey, Kristen Jock, and Perri DeFino of Compass have the listing.

A bedroom with a large bed, a chandelier, and three windows.
One of the bedrooms has large windows and a chandelier.
A living area with light yellow walls, two windows with curtains, hardwood floors, a couch, and a piano.
One of the house’s living spaces.
A rear garden with a round table and four chairs.
The rear garden would need landscaping.
A staircase with a balustrade and newel post.
The grand staircase at the house’s entrance.
A kitchen with wood cabinetry, white tiles, and bright orange walls.
The house’s kitchen.