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What’s New: House on the Park

Featured Properties // Jun 12, 2012


Where: 170 Washington Park, Brooklyn
Size: 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
Asking: $2,495,000
Listed by: Doug Bowen and Vickey Barron

“Many buyers re-entering the real estate market after years on the sidelines are discovering what they’re after in brownstone Brooklyn,” the New York Times wrote this month. “In neighborhoods including Fort Greene, Park Slope, Boerum Hill and Red Hook, brokers are besieged by buyers.” Into this highly competitive market comes 170 Washington Park in Fort Greene, which boasts a huge advantage: It’s right on a park. An amazing park, at that. Fort Greene Park, a 30-acre site with roots that go back to the Revolutionary War (it was originally called Washington Park), was the work of Central Park designers Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, and was Brooklyn’s first designated park. Its playgrounds, tennis courts, tree-lined paths and open lawns are the heart of this historic neighborhood.

Currently a four-family house, 170 Washington Park will be delivered vacant, allowing for a new owner to consider many different single-family or multi-family uses. The house, on a 100-foot lot, is 22 feet wide and 45 feet deep, creating generous layouts. And don’t forget: Fort Greene Park is the front yard. With a small-town vibe that people fall for as soon as they visit, Fort Greene also happens to be extremely convenient for commuting to Manhattan. Given what we’re hearing about the Brooklyn brownstone gold rush, we suspect someone will have a claim on this beauty in no time. Here’s a peek inside: