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181 Fenimore Street

Listing no longer available on CityRealty as of Apr 12, 2023
It previously was on the market for a total of 145 days.
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  • Listed: Nov 18, 2022
    Last Price Change: -2.3% ($50,000) on Apr 12
    Days on Market: 145
    Building Type: Townhouse
    Neighborhood: Prospect Lefferts Gardens (Brooklyn)
    Listing viewed 546 times
Est. Monthly Mortgage: -
Total Est. Monthly Carrying Cost: $11,780 ($3.80/ft2)
Note: the above is based on a down payment of 20% ($430,000), which is the minimum amount permitted by the building.


Just two blocks off Prospect Park and on a bucolic tree-lined street in the Prospect Lefferts Garden Historic District, 181 Fenimore Street offers a 20’ wide, two-family home with a limestone fa ade and approximately 3,100 SF. South-facing and barrel-fronted, this beautifully updated 1910 townhouse includes three generously proportioned floors and approximately 1,000 of private outdoor space.

Past its attractive exterior ironwork and atop a coveted double stoop, 181’s gracious vestibule with original wainscoting welcomes you to the parlor floor with its high ceilings, restored woodwork and stairs to the upper floors, and streaming sunlight from the central skylight above. A spacious living room with a handsome pier mirror, central dining room with fireplace, and massive eat-in-kitchen with a central island, double Thermador ovens, Subzero wine refrigerator, and bay window banquette complete the floor, along with a convenient powder room and access to the sizable 20’ x 35’ garden, which comes equipped with a built-in outdoor Viking grill and bluestone patio that flanks a verdant lawn for wonderful al fresco dinners.The upper level offers three bedrooms - a generously sized primary with a walk-in closet, ensuite windowed bathroom with separate soaking tub and shower, and a charming bay window that overlooks the green backyard.

The second bedroom with its south-facing triple bay window and large closet sits adjacent to another south-facing, cozy third bedroom with a large closet as well. A central den/office and a second full bathroom-both brightened by their own skylights-complete the floor, along with two additional closets and roof access.

Via stairs off the parlor floor kitchen or through its own private front entrance, one can enter the garden floor, which is presently configured as a front recreation room with 3 windows and deep closet, accompanied by a back guest studio with a full bathroom, new hardwood floors, and kitchenette, as well as direct access to the garden with its adorning ivy and picturesque maple tree. Two large closets and a laundry area with sink round out this floor, along with substantial under-stoop storage space for your bicycles!

As this is a legal two-family home, this floor can very easily be configured as a private one-bedroom rental to offset the monthly carry for the owner’s duplex above.

Two short blocks from Prospect Park, the Prospect Park Zoo and Smorgasburg (in the warmer months), as well a quick bike ride to the Botanic Gardens, Brooklyn Museum or Brooklyn Public Library, 181 Fenimore Street is perfectly located in PLG. Multiple subway options are nearby (B/Q/S at Lincoln Road, 2/5 on nearby Winthrop Street), with midtown Manhattan a short train ride away. A burgeoning local restaurant and caf scene on both Flatbush and Nostrand Avenues provide many lively entertainment options to explore.

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