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This Old House has a Story

Featured Properties // Jan 23, 2012


The neighborhood of Wallabout doesn’t have the same name recognition as nearby Brooklyn ‘hoods like Fort Greene, DUMBO or Park Slope, but it has plenty of history — thanks to its location near the 200-year-old Brooklyn Navy Yard — and now, a fledgling real estate boom of its own. That’s according to the New York Times, which highlighted the developing neighborhood and its charms over the weekend. One property featured by the Times is 141 Clermont Avenue (above), on the Fort Greene/Wallabout border, which is a pre-Civil War house that unbelievably still has its original wide plank wood floors in place. It’s listed by CORE’s Doug Bowen, who lives in the neighborhood. Have a peek inside below.


The detached house has an asking price of $849,000, far below what a comparable property would sell for in Manhattan or more well-known Brownstone Brooklyn neighborhoods like Brooklyn Heights and Park Slope. Here’s more on the historic house from the listing:

This legal 2-family house retains significant Greek Revival and Italianate style, featuring original entrance enframements and denticulated and bracketed cornices. The quaint interior has the original wide plank floors. Currently 1,324 square feet, this property has significant room for expansion. The front and back gardens are dense with plantings and 141 Clermont is a stones throw away from Fort Greene Park. This is truly unique opportunity to create a house that speaks to its past and celebrates its future.