An exquisite Fort Greene celebrity brownstone has just hit the market for $5,600,000. One of Brooklyn’s landmark properties at 52 South Oxford St., this five-story 1860s mansion boasts 5,600 square feet of floor space, in addition to a huge basement level and a lovely garden patio.
Fans of the HBO series “GIRLS” may recognize the home, as it was featured as a character (season 2, episode 5, titled “One Man’s Trash”) when Hannah (played by Lena Dunham) wandered into a doctor’s (played by Patrick Wilson) house and had a 24-hour affair. The jaw-dropping home has also been featured on “Difficult People,” “Elementary,” “SNL,” Glamour Magazine, Food and Wine Magazine, and in numerous commercials.
While it has been completely gut-renovated to its current modern state, the property has managed to retain its original craftsmanship and historic charm. The majestic pre-war Italianate facade gives an indication of the beauty beyond the front door.
Once inside, there is a stunning parlor floor—with a working fireplace—featuring 13-foot ceilings and its original 19th century woodwork. A winding staircase connects the brownstone’s five levels.
“The home is just so comfortable, spacious, eclectic, and gorgeous you really never want to leave it,” says broker Amy Wendling of Douglas Elliman. “You walk in and you know it’s home.” Currently configured to accommodate three separate families—with strong rental income—there are five sweeping living areas and seven stunning bedrooms. Ideal for cooking for friends and family, the open chef’s kitchen is graciously appointed with a Paperstone island, Miele refrigerator, and Wolf Stove with built-in grill.
The lovely garden patio provides an excellent opportunity to relax or entertain guests al fresco. The basement level offers an ideal space for storage or a wine cellar.
The property is well positioned on a lovely tree-lined street in a highly desired neighborhood filled with popular gourmet restaurants, shops, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. It is just a half a block from Fort Greene Park and a block and a half away from the subway.
Images courtesy of Douglas Elliman