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Greene Grab: Brooklyn Brownstone From ‘Girls’ Can Be Yours For $5.6 Million

By Archana Aithal Rose September 27, 2016
All images courtesy of Douglass Elliman

[otw_shortcode_dropcap label=”R” font=”Bowlby One SC” color_class=”otw-black-text” background_color_class=”otw-no-background” size=”large” border_color_class=”otw-no-border-color”][/otw_shortcode_dropcap]aise your hand if you’ve lived vicariously through Lena Dunham’s misdemeanors in the famous HBO ‘Girls’ episode, where she knocks on a neighbor’s door, to tell him she’s been secretly dumping her trash in his can. Or, at least the part where the neighbor, played by Patrick Wilson, invites her into his gorgeous Brooklyn Brownstone for some lemonade and an impromptu make-out session. Everyone wished that some version of that fantasy played out in real life. Well, we may not have dibs on the dashing doc, but we got you covered for the swooning mansion where it all went down. The Fort Greene Brownstone that was used to shoot the Girls episode, 52 South Oxford Street, just hit the market for a cool $5.6 million.

Related: $72 Million Upper East Side Mansion Goes Back On The Market: Nose Job Not Included

This landmarked 5,600 square-foot brownstone is pegged by a three-family home featuring seven bedrooms, five bathrooms, one half-bath and a spacious basement that can also function as a wine cellar. Constructed in 1860s, this prewar beauty has a winding staircase that connects all five floors. Once inside, you’ll be wowed by the dramatic entrance parlor with 13-foot tall ceilings and all the 19th century woodwork. The home’s current owner, Billy Morrissette who was an actor on Girls says, “the house has become something of a celebrity,” after having featured on the hit HBO show, followed soon by SNL, Difficult People, Elementary, a print ad for Ralph Lauren, photo-spreads in Food and Wine and Glamour magazines.

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Morrissette completely spiffed up the space, starting from the house’s façade to the interiors while retaining its original details. The new renovated chef’s kitchen is an open plan with a Paperstone island, Miele refrigerator and Wolf stove with a built-in grill. A lush garden patio a unique solarium and deck allows for plenty outdoor entertaining.

The property is just steps from the Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn Academy of Music, as well as restaurants and shops. The home was also one of the attractions on the hood’s annual self-guided walking tour for its Hollywood hype; so potential buyers can own some serious bragging rights.

Archana Aithal Rose

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Archana Aithal Rose

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Archana Aithal Rose

Archana Aithal Rose’s articles have appeared in The Times of India, CNNGo, Condé Nast Traveler and Vogue, covering such broad range of topics as fashion, art, travel, culture, celebrities, architecture and technology. In addition to writing, Archana's also known for her mad photography and cooking skills.

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