The minute we laid eyes on the interior of this 4,400-square-foot home at 331 Washington Avenue in Clinton Hill we knew we happened upon something special. While it’s true the million dollar listings we typically feature boast some of the most gorgeously renovated spaces in the city, there’s no denying the timeless beauty of this turn-of-the-century residence built in 1899.
Located in the heart of the Clinton Hill Historic District, the dramatic scale and original details at every turn evoke the grandeur of Brooklyn’s most prestigious homes. The gracious parlor entrance with an original pier mirror and striking dark wood staircase sets the tone for the rest of the interior. Sure the treads on the stairs are worn and tattered, but look at that gorgeous wood; a little refinishing and your entryway will be transformed into a magnificent first impression.
As you make your way through the home you can’t help but appreciate its soaring 12-foot ceilings, distinctive wainscoting and crown molding, and parlor doors with beveled glass. The wood flooring and ceilings may need a little extra TLC, but when you’ve got bones this good to work with its easy to see the end result is going to be well worth the effort.
Nearly every one of the home’s ten rooms features its own intricately detailed marble fireplace, as well as a myriad of unique touches such as original built-in washbasins and cabinetry that only add to the residence’s character.
With over 600-square-feet of lush, private outdoor space to complement its classic interior, this diamond in the rough is waiting for its rebirth as one of Brooklyn’s great homes. We’re not sure why the owner has it back on the market only a couple of months after purchasing it for $1.9M, but we hope the next buyer sees fit to restore this beauty sooner rather than later because it’s one of our favorite listings. (Shhh, please don’t tell the “modern and updated” residences for sale out there, but this gem simply stole our hearts.)
Photos courtesy of Corcoran.