80 State Street; Photo - NY PostIf you've got at least $1.26 million lying around and you're looking for a sweet townhouse in Brooklyn, Gothamist says you should bid for the former Department of Education's chancellor's residence at 80 State Street in Brooklyn Heights. As the city sheds various properties, The city is auctioning off the house and the Post describes the property five-story, 5,000-square-foot house:

"The one-family home on State Street boasts 11 rooms with 11-foot ceilings - including seven that could be used as bedrooms - four bathrooms and four fireplaces.

The main floor - the second level - has two spectacular chandeliers; sunny, 9-foot windows; two fireplaces and pocket doors that can be closed to split the space into two large rooms."

The city is giving tours of the house today; realtors expect it could bring as much as $3 million. The auction is on July 23.

Lockhart Steele looks at the Lower East Side properties for auction.