Property Crush

Look Inside: This $3.2M Civil War-Era Brooklyn Townhouse Has an Amazing Backyard

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Four floors of history are packed into this home.


  • 446 State Street    
  • Located in Brooklyn, New York
  • $3,200,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

Things we love about this property crush:

If this house had a name, a good one might be, “If These Walls Could Talk.” Built in the 1840s, this Boerum Hill home is not only pre-war, but pre-Civil War! Plus, it’s seriously gorgeous. Can you image the generations of families who’ve lived inside? Even better, it’s four stories tall!

First, you’ll notice the cheerful green exterior on the Greek Revival property—how charming it is! There’s a stoop of your dreams, flanked by a pretty doorway and a small outside space. Put your best planters right here!

Step inside to the front parlor. The open space has two large windows that show off the fireplace with a handsome marble mantle. This leads to an impressive eat-in kitchen. It’s bright and white with loads of light. There are modern appliances (even a washer and dryer) and hardwood flooring. The pressed-tin ceiling is a show-stopper. Behind the kitchen is a mudroom and the dreamiest garden-yard that would be the envy of all New Yorkers. Hello, summer barbecues!

The first floor (which is above the living room and kitchen) has a sunny hallway and two spacious-for-NYC bedrooms, along with a full bathroom. Keep going up: Two more floors await, and each has its own bedroom, living space, kitchen, and bath—imagine the possibilities. You can put your in-laws here, all your guests, make it a playroom, or even an office.

And just when you thought this mansion of a house couldn’t get any more spacious—there’s storage in the partially-finished basement.

The house is located on State Street between Bond and Nevins—a top location in Boerum Hill that delivers easy access to the subway, Brooklyn Fare grocery store, the new Apple store, City Point Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, Fulton Mall, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

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