Updated 8 days ago
Fort Greene, Brooklyn | Hanson Place & Lafayette Ave
7 Rooms4 Beds2 Baths3,500 Square FeetMulti-Family

floors / apts4 / 3
Lot Size21'x100'
Built Size21'x45'
Building TypeTownhouse
RE Taxes$9,656
Price Per SF

Building Amenities

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Property Description

Step Inside famed musician and poet, Cecil Taylors' 21-foot wide, brick spacious townhouse in the desirable Fort Greene. Located in the Brooklyn Academy of Music Historic District (Designated September 26, 1978), this 21 x 45 ft building on a 100 foot lot, requires a complete overhaul but has many possibilities. Nestled into a tree lined block, the circa 1856 townhouse built in the Italianate style, is a three-family with some period details throughout. For the project minded, this approximately 3,500-square-foot house will need complete updating. Contractors and architects are welcome and encouraged. Located just south of Fort Greene Park, 135 Fort Greene is surrounded by cafes, shops, and the best culturally that Brooklyn has to offer. Barclays Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), anchor this diverse community with endless entertainment possibilities, and are virtually steps away. Trader Joes, Apple and Dekalb Market make everyday living easy and convenient. The Atlantic Terminal is only two blocks away and offers an easy commute via the 2, 3, 4, 5, B, C, D, N, Q, R trains and the Long Island Railroad (LIRR). An attractive investment with long term high income potential awaits.

Listing History

Sold and Closed by Ronit Abraham

Building Details

Building TypeTownhouse
Service LevelVoice Intercom
Year Built1899
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Transit and Citi Bike


Fulton St
0.1 miles
Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr
0.1 miles
Lafayette Av
0.12 miles
Nevins St
0.28 miles
Bergen St
0.35 miles


Atlantic TerminalLong Island Rail Road
0.15 miles

Citi Bike

Lafayette Ave & Ft Greene Pl
0.09 miles
S Portland Ave & Hanson Pl
0.1 miles
Hanson Pl & Ashland Pl
0.11 miles

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Fort Greene | Brooklyn

Quick Profile

Conveniently situated just north of the beautiful and lush Prospect Park, Fort Greene is rich with history. Representative of an aesthetic that Brooklyn is often associated with--the brownstone and row house architecture being an institution of the community--Fort Greene is decidedly singular in visual style. As part of the National Register of Historic Places, this South Brooklyn neighborhood offers unique charm and plenty of character.

Beginning with its early military-oriented inception (the territory was central to the Battle of Long Island), Fort Greene has always been recognized for its spaciousness and a sense of openness. Filled with nature and greenery, it is also home to its very own eponymously named park in addition to being in close proximity to Brooklyn’s largest recreational area, Prospect Park (containing the beloved Prospect Park Zoo within it). 

Many residents come from different socioeconomic backgrounds and commute to their workplaces in Manhattan, while keeping Fort Greene as their separate haven. The diversity of the area has proven to be one of the few examples of a Brooklyn neighborhood maintaining its roots in part thanks to its protected status. 

All information furnished regarding property for sale, rental or financing is from sources deemed reliable, but no warranty or representation is made as to the accuracy thereof and same is submitted subject to errors, omissions, change of price, rental or other conditions, prior sale, lease or financing or withdrawal without notice. All dimensions are approximate. For exact dimensions, you must hire your own architect or engineer.
OLR ID: 77966TH