68 South Portland Avenue

$4,495,000
Price
5
Beds
3
Baths
1
1/2 Bath
3,156 Sq. Ft.
$1,424 / Sq. Ft.
3,156
Sq. Ft.
$1,424
per Sq. Ft.

Description

68 South Portland Avenue presents a rare opportunity to own an exceptional property that combines historic charm with modern luxury. Constructed between 1850 and 1851, this distinguished Italianate brick two-family home has not been available on the market for 52 years, marking it as a unique find for discerning buyers. Located on what is often hailed as the finest block in New York City, this home holds a special place in architectural history. Charles Lockwood, in his seminal work "Bricks and Brownstones:...68 South Portland Avenue presents a rare opportunity to own an exceptional property that combines historic charm with modern luxury. Constructed between 1850 and 1851, this distinguished Italianate brick two-family home has not been available on the market for 52 years, marking it as a unique find for discerning buyers. Located on what is often hailed as the finest block in New York City, this home holds a special place in architectural history. Charles Lockwood, in his seminal work "Bricks and Brownstones: The New York Rowhouse 1783-1929," extols South Portland Avenue, adjacent to Fort Greene Park, as one of the city's few blocks predominantly lined with Italianate and Second Empire-style brownstone facades in their original condition. Additionally, Time Out Magazine recognized this illustrious street as the best block in New York City in their October 12-18, 2006 issue. The property features an owner's upper triplex and a charming garden rental unit. The triplex boasts 4.5 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 3 skylights, 7 marble mantels, floor-to-ceiling windows, a parlor with soaring 10-foot ceilings, an expansive living and dining area, and a large, sunlit eat-in kitchen overlooking a picturesque garden. The kitchen opens onto a deck, perfect for entertaining, with views of a mature, verdant garden highlighted by a Japanese Maple tree. The triplex is bathed in natural light, with generously proportioned rooms and six original marble mantels, retaining its historic elegance while offering modern comforts. The home is in good condition, allowing the new owner to move in immediately or undertake renovations to tailor it to their taste. With its private entrance, the garden unit features an eat-in kitchen, direct access to the lush garden, original oak floors, and a spacious bedroom, providing a cozy yet sophisticated living space. The basement is well-maintained and dry and has a ceiling height of 6 feet 6 inches. Situated just half a block from Fort Greene Park, 68 South Portland Avenue is within walking or biking distance of premier dining establishments, cultural venues like BAM, and the Barclays Center. This property is a singular opportunity for buyers seeking to own a piece of New York City's storied past in one of its most coveted neighborhoods. Showings are available by private appointment only.

Property Details for 68 South Portland Avenue

Zoning
R6B
Architectural Style
Prewar

Location

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Property Details for 68 South Portland Avenue

StatusActive
MLS IDOLRS-0096315
Days on Market31
Taxes$668 / month
Maintenance-
Min. Down Pymt-
Total Rooms14.0
Compass TypeTownhouse
MLS TypeHouse/Building
Year Built1901
Lot Size2,000 SF / 20' x 100'
CountyKings County

Building

68 S Portland Ave

2 Units3 StoriesBuilt in 1901

Location

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Building Information for 68 South Portland Avenue

Stories3Residences2Year Built1901Building Size20' x 35'Building Sq. Ft2,100 SFLot Size2,000 SF / 20' x 100'Building Age-Building TypeTownhouse

Payment Calculator

$25,199 per month

30 year fixed, 7.25% Interest

Principal and Interest

$24,531

Property Taxes

$668

Maintenance/Common Charges

$0

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Property Information for 68 South Portland Avenue

Summary
Location and General Information
  • Subdivision Name: Fort Greene
  • Cross Street: Lafayette Avenue/De Kalb Avenue
  • Stories Total: 3
Taxes and HOA
  • Tax Lot: 76
  • Tax Block: 2099
  • Building Tax Lot: 76
  • Tax Abatement YN: false
Parking
  • Garage: No
Property
Lot Information
  • Living Area: 3156.0
  • Building Area Total: 3156.0
  • Building Area Units: SquareFeet
  • Lot Size Dimensions: 20.00 x 100.00
  • Living Area Units: SquareFeet
  • Foundation Area: 4000.0
Building Information
  • Building Laundry Features: SeeRemarks
  • Building Pets Allowed: BuildingYes
Property and Assessments
  • New Development: No
  • Certificate Of Occupancy: Yes
  • Common Interest: None
  • New Construction: No
  • Structure Type: MultiFamily, WalkUp
  • Property Condition: Good
Interior and Exterior Features
Exterior Features
  • Exterior Features: Garden
Interior Features
  • Cooling: WindowUnits
  • Fireplace Features: Decorative
  • Fireplaces Total: 7
  • Fireplace: Yes
  • Cooling: Yes
  • Other Equipment: Intercom
  • ElevatorsTotal: 0
  • Size Dimensions: 20.00 x 47.50
Multi Family
Multi-Family Information
  • Number Of Units Total: 0
Rental
Rental Information
  • Pets Allowed: UnitYes
  • Delivered Vacant: No
  • Attendance Type: None

Property History for 68 South Portland Avenue

DateEvent & SourcePriceAppreciationLink
DateEvent & SourcePrice

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Public Records for 68 South Portland Avenue

Taxable ValueLand$39,240Additions$187,920Total$227,160
Home Facts
Total Finished SqFt3,120 SqFtLot Size2,000 SqFtYear Built1901ZoningR6BAPN3020990076

Schools near 68 South Portland Avenue

This home is within Nyc Geog District #13 - Brooklyn.
Rating
School
Type
Grades
Distance
Public - PK to 5
Public - 6 to 8
Public - 9 to 12
Public - 6 to 8
Rating
School
Distance
P.S. 20 Clinton Hill
PublicPK to 5

Ms 113 Ronald Edmonds Learning Center
Public6 to 8

Brooklyn Technical High School
Public9 to 12

Fort Green Preparatory Academy
Public6 to 8

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68 South Portland Avenue is a townhouse for sale in Fort Greene. This property was listed for sale on June 11, 2024 by IVEY NORTH LLC, it's currently listed at $4,495,000. This listing's school district is Nyc Geog District #13 - Brooklyn. Nearby schools include P.S. 20 Clinton Hill, Ms 113 Ronald Edmonds Learning Center and Brooklyn Technical High School. 68 South Portland Avenue is a 5-bed, 3.5-bath, 3,156 sqft townhouse built in 1901.

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