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Charming Fort Greene townhouse wants $3.5M after modern revamp

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The house, which dates back to the 19th century, was recently gutted

A room with wood floors and white walls. There is a decorative fireplace on one wall. A black couch sits against a wall with two windows.
The living room has big windows and a decorative fireplace.
Photos by DDreps for The Hudson Advisory Team, Compass

A lovely little Fort Greene townhouse nestled within the Brooklyn neighborhood’s historic district has a charming facade and thoroughly modern interiors—and a $3.5 million price tag.

The three-story home dates back to 1870, according to the listing; though it’s part of the Fort Greene Historic District, details on the property are scant in the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s designation report. The exterior has gotten an upgrade from the last time the house was on the market, with a new coat of paint and new windows that lend the whole

But the vintage charm of the facade has been all but stripped away inside, with a gut renovation adding “tasteful modern finishes,” according to the brokerbabble. The main entrance is on the parlor level, which leads into an open living and dining room with a decorative fireplace and herringbone floors. The kitchen, which has sleek mint green cabinets, leads out to a small deck and the expansive backyard.

On the upper floors, there are four bedrooms (each of which has ample closet space and an en-suite bathroom); on the garden level, there’s additional space for a rec room, along with a washer and dryer.

Located at 266 Clermont Avenue, the home is asking $3.495 million; it’s listed with Compass’s Eric Sidman.

An open room with wood floors and white walls. There is a white table with six black chairs in the foreground. A kitchen with light green cabinets and a white counter is in the background.
The dining room leads into the kitchen, which has cheery mint green cabinets.
A bedroom with white walls, two windows, and wood floors. There is a bed with a wood frame, and a wooden nightstand.
Bedrooms have herringbone wood floors and big windows.
A staircase with shelves built into the side.
The renovation added clever design elements, like shelves built into a staircase.
A wall with built-in wooden shelving.
A backyard with shrubs and a white fence.
The backyard has some landscaping, as well as a small deck just off the kitchen.
The home itself, located on Clermont Avenue, is part of the Fort Greene Historic District.