181 Washington Park
Corner of Willoughby Avenue Fort Greene
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Facing historic Ft. Greene Park on the neighborhoods best block stands this splendid French Renaissance/Italianate brownstone. Built in 1866, the current owners have spared no detail or expense in the renovation of this exquisite 5 story home. With 5+ bedrooms, 12 foot ceilings, and nearly all original plasterwork, pier mirrors, marble mantle fireplaces, pocket doors, original gasoliers, and beautiful inlaid floors intact the sensitive buyer will find everything a brownstone should be! The dramatic parlor floor is a showcase of 19th century creativity and craftsmanship. Balancing the old and the new, delight in the custom designed kitchen, state of the art bathrooms and lovely garden with seasonal planting. In addition, all mechanical functions have been upgraded to the highest standards. Whether you seek a spectacular setting for entertaining or a comfortable light filled home, this is a masterpiece of restoration and design.
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Runs from Atlantic Avenue on the South to Nassau Street on the north; from Flatbush Avenue on the West to Washington Avenue on the East.
With beautiful tree-and brownstone-lined streets, historic buildings, convenient transportation access, and a renowned performing arts center, Fort Greene is becoming one of Brooklyn’s most desirable residential neighborhoods. Fort Greene Park, created in 1848 at the instigation of poet/newspaper editor Walt Whitman, is now crowded with tennis players, joggers, and dog lovers, all sharing the scenic spot of greenery. The park was planned by notable landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, designers of Central Park.