Updated 7 hours ago
In contract
Fort Greene, Brooklyn | De Kalb Ave & Lafayette Ave
10 Rooms5 Beds2.5 Baths3,150 Square FeetMulti-Family

floors / apts4 / 2
Lot Size16'x100'
Built Size16'x45'
Building TypeTownhouse
RE Taxes$9,305
Price Per SF

Listing Features

  • Original Details
  • Spiral Staircase

Property Description

Original Brooklyn Renaissance Brownstone: Bring your architect, work boots and your imagination to see this classic, legal 2-family 5 story brownstone. 55 S. Elliott Pl is part of the Fort Greene Historical District enclave-- a national historic district in Fort Greene, Brooklyn defined by a concentration of architecturally distinguished four and five story townhouses developed speculatively between 1840 and 1890 in the Greek Revival, Italianate, Second Empire, and Neo-Greco styles. 55 S. Elliott Place is on arguably one of the best blocks in all of Brooklyn, just steps away from beguiling Fort Greene Park and other Fort Greene favorite attractions. This one-of-a-kind brownstone exudes rich history and magnificent original details throughout. Priceless treasures abound with 6 marble fireplaces, tin ceilings, soaring ceiling heights, immense windows and a stunning ornate spiral staircase in the center. This gem of a property needs a renovation to be fully restored to its original splendor. Currently set up with an owners triplex over a garden rental unit--the possibilities are endless, this 5 story house can easily be converted into a three family dwelling as well. Located on the same block as Spike Lee's famous Film Studio Forty Acres, and an endless array of fantastic cafes, boutiques, markets and BAM just around the corner. *55 S. Elliott Place has been vetted and qualifies for several construction loans as of July 2020.

Listing History

Contract Signed by Daniella Guetta
Back on the Market by Daniella Guetta

Building Details

Building TypeTownhouse
Year Built1901
Learn More About the Building

Transit and Citi Bike


Fulton St
0.07 miles
Lafayette Av
0.16 miles
Nevins St
0.26 miles
Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr
0.26 miles
DeKalb Av
0.37 miles


Atlantic TerminalLong Island Rail Road
0.31 miles

Citi Bike

Lafayette Ave & Ft Greene Pl
0.09 miles
DeKalb Ave & S Portland Ave
0.13 miles

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. 

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OLR ID: 79096TH