Given the high costs and limited inventory of NYC townhouses, owning one is not in the cards for the average New Yorker. But despite the long odds, most of us still dream of landing that holy grail of NYC homes, and why not? Even in these uncertain times, a true house can be had in the city for something close to a regular-person budget, especially with rental income factored in. Here are five fantastic Brooklyn townhouses, all asking less than $2 million.

Price $1,699,995
Space 3 beds, 4 baths

Our first Brooklyn townhouse under $2M is in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, on a lovely block of rowhouses just east of Prospect Park. It’s a charmer full of exposed brick, with a master suite that features custom wall-to-wall closets. The gourmet kitchen boasts top-of-the-line Viking appliances. There’s even a fully renovated basement that could easily become a home gym or office space. Reach out to a StreetEasy Expert on the listing to find out more.

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Price $1,875,000
Space 3 beds, 3.5 baths
Neighborhood Crown Heights

This classic brick home in Crown Heights has it all. It’s just a few blocks away from Prospect Park, for one thing. And it’s been fully renovated while still maintaining its vintage charm. (For example, classic exposed brick meets sleek white cabinetry and countertops in the chef’s kitchen.) The kitchen opens to a spacious backyard and patio that’s just perfect for outdoor dining, entertaining, and gardening. Contact a StreetEasy Expert on the listing for more info.

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Price $1,495,000
Space 3 beds, 2.5 baths
Neighborhood Gowanus

Our next Brooklyn townhouse is a Gowanus three-story with 1,700 square feet of space on the inside and a huge private yard out back. There’s a large eat-in kitchen and a formal dining room on the parlor level, as well as a front-facing living room, with two bedrooms upstairs and one downstairs. The house is a legal two-family, although it is currently configured as a single-family home. Listed by Danielle Nazinitsky of Compass.

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Price $1,495,000
Space 3 beds, 2 baths
Neighborhood Windsor Terrace

Here’s a brick townhouse that offers a suburban feel, complete with a driveway and private attached garage out front. But the Windsor Terrace location, with Prospect Park a few blocks in one direction and historic Green-Wood Cemetery a few blocks in the other, is distinctly Brooklyn. The home boasts a private yard out back and plenty of room to spread out. For details, contact a StreetEasy Expert on the listing.

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Price $1,495,000
Space 3 beds, 1 bath
Neighborhood Red Hook

Finally, this Red Hook townhouse is bursting with amenities, from a polished backyard to a private garage. Two bonus rooms on the garden level mean that dream of a home office, home gym, or media room can finally come true. While the open floor plan and light wood flooring gives a modern feel, there are also old-school touches throughout, including a decorative marble fireplace. Listed by Victoria Alexander of Realty Collective.

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