One of only four single family homes on this glorious park block, 16 South Portland Avenue is a well preserved and grand historic home constructed in 1861.

578 Driggs Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11211
Courtesy of Brennan Realty Services


16 South Portland Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11217
Cross street:Lafayette Avenue




Ownership: Single Family
Rooms: 13
Bedrooms: 5 BR
Bathrooms: 3.5
Pets: Pets Unknown


Price: $4,800,000


One of only four single-family homes on this glorious park block, 16 South Portland Avenue is a well preserved and grand historic home constructed in 1861. Don’t miss this opportunity to live in this classic brownstone townhome in the heart of the Fort Greene Historic District. With the iconic Fort Greene Park only a few steps from your front door and great subway links a couple of blocks away, this home cannot be better situated.

16 South Portland Avenue is a four-story, 20-foot wide, legal two-family home currently used as a single family and retains the restored original features including marble fireplaces, decorative ceiling moldings, hand etched glass pocket doors and a sweeping mahogany staircase.

Enter through the lovely double doors at the top of the stoop into the grand parlor floor. With 12-foot ceilings and full-length windows, light floods into both the front double parlor entertaining/living space and the rear library room, which is lined with custom built bookcases. Three original marble mantels and fireplaces remain on this floor. A powder room completes the parlor.

The third floor features the master bedroom suite with three windows spanning the front of the house, a walk-in closet and floor to ceiling custom cabinets. The rear bedroom on this floor can be accessed from the hallway or the master suite. A modern fully tiled marble bathroom with heated towel rack and a walk-in shower, can also be found on this floor. The top floor features three bedrooms, one currently set up as a work space and a lovely large modern tiled bathroom with jacuzzi bath.

The garden floor is where you will find another family room, the third full bathroom and of course the large kitchen and spacious bright dining area. The kitchen boasts extensive custom cabinetry with plentiful storage, limestone floors, top of the line appliances and lovely French doors leading out to the charming and private garden, awaiting your personal touch.

This is your chance to own a part of historic brownstone Brooklyn on one of the most iconic blocks in Fort Greene.


Garden; Laundry Room; Nursery; Roof Deck; Private Storage;

  • Garden
  • Laundry Room
  • Roof Deck
  • Walk-up


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