Tour The NYC Townhouse That Just Became The Most Expensive Home In The Neighborhood

A townhouse in Brooklyn's tony Fort Greene will sell for $8 million next month. The home at 6 South Oxford St. is steps away from the 30-acre Fort Greene Park, which can be seen from the property's front windows, as per Compass. After careful renovations, the historic Italian brownstone home has been updated for energy efficiency and modern living while preserving its historic charm.

All this allows for its record-breaking potential sales price that will knock the estate at 198 Washington Park out of the top spot. The Washington Park home, which sold for $6.5 million in 2021, is 3,000 square feet larger than the Fort Greene townhouse, according to the New York Post. However, this fully turnkey home is selling at a premium like many others around the city. The high-priced residence is certainly worth exploring with five floors, five bedrooms, six bathrooms, and lots of spaces for entertainment.

Spacious living floors with top-notch amenities

This luxury home's ground floor and first floor are the primary living areas. Between them, you will find two living rooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, a dining room, a mudroom, and lots of built-in storage. The living room on the ground floor is quite large, comfortably fitting a massive L-shaped couch with many built-in shelves and cabinetry. From this room, residents can easily access the backyard patio and some of the biggest storage areas in the home. The first-floor living room includes 11-feet-tall ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace, and a beautiful balloon-like chandelier that adds luxury to the space. On the Northeast wall, multiple floor-to-ceiling windows look out into the city and let plenty of natural light into the home.

The chef's kitchen, which neighbors the first-floor living room, is updated with Dornbracht and Blanco fixtures as well as appliances that were made by SubZero, Wolf, Bosch, and Thermador, as told by Compass. A built-in island sits in the middle of the kitchen, and it houses a stainless steel sink and an eat-in area for quick breakfast in the morning. The dining room is only steps away for family dinners, and it uses an eight-seat dining table that peers over the backyard.

Rooms updated with style and comfort in mind

Guests and tenants can find their bedrooms on the second and third floors. Four smaller bedrooms reside on the second floor, while the primary bedroom is located on the third. Each room has been meticulously renovated with beautiful hardwood floors, fresh paint jobs, and unique light fixtures. In the listing photos by Compass, you'll notice that three of the bedrooms are outfitted for children using smaller beds, fun pops of color, and lots of space to store toys. On the other hand, the primary bedroom looks much more mature, though it still uses bright colors. It features a cozy nook for reading and a glass table for sipping coffee in the morning while watching the bustling street below.

This residence also includes a basement made for the health-conscious. The vast partially-underground space is highlighted by a dual infrared and standard sauna, a bathroom with a massive Hammam shower, and a home gym. Conveniently located all around the basement are storage compartments to store bicycles, winter gear, seasonal toys, and anything else you wouldn't have room for on the other four floors.

Two incredible outdoor spaces

Though the NYC townhouse already features lots of large windows that bring the outdoors inside, it also includes beautiful outside patios for when tenants need some fresh air. One patio can be accessed from the ground floor, and the other is found on the rooftop. They are equally as private and nearly the same size.

The outdoor space on the ground has a full-sized kitchen complete with a green egg smoker and a Sedona grill, as explained by Compass. It also has a long table with seating for a meal outdoors with family and friends. On its southwest side is a small, grassy garden area that currently includes a small blue hydrangea bush and a few young trees. The private roof deck is slightly less exciting in terms of amenities; however, it offers an incredible view of surrounding brownstone homes and Fort Greene Park. By adding some furniture to the rooftop space, you could easily create a private summer oasis where you can eat, drink, and tan during hot days in New York.