$850K Architect-Designed Clinton Hill Condo in a Gothic Cathedral Is Just as Cool on the Inside

Posted On Fri, March 18, 2016 By

Posted On Fri, March 18, 2016 By In Clinton Hill, Cool Listings, Quirky Homes

It’s hard not to stare in awe at the impressive building at 555 Washington Avenue on the northeast corner of Atlantic and Washington Avenues near the border between Clinton Hill and Prospect Heights; the spectacular Gothic cathedral–fittingly known as Cathedral Condominiums–was built in 1914 as a seminary and converted to condos in 1988. The building’s gargoyles and cathedral windows make it the kind of place it’s hard not to try to imagine coming home to.

This one-bedroom-plus-loft “duplex” apartment would be a nice place to call home in any building, but the fact that it’s tucked away in this one makes it that much more special. While the interior is neither Gothic nor solemn, custom details, four distinct living areas and a great design eye make this feel like a find at $850K.

555 Washington avenue, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights, Cathedral Condo, Brooklyn condo for sale, Interiors, cool listings

Immediately upon entry through the elevator building’s beautifully landscaped common courtyard, 15-foot ceilings and enormous bright windows convey spaciousness. Between the two-foot-thick fortress-like walls of the building itself and the apartment’s unique layout, there’s a sense of having left the city behind entirely. The living room features original terrazzo floors, massive restored wooden doors and custom bookshelves and cabinetry.

555 Washington avenue, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights, Cathedral Condo, Brooklyn condo for sale, Interiors, cool listings

A  beautifully renovated kitchen is clean and modern, with quartzite countertops, top-of-the-line appliances and custom lighting. A separate dining area comfortably seats six.

555 Washington avenue, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights, Cathedral Condo, Brooklyn condo for sale, Interiors, cool listings

The lofted upper level (open at the sides) features a huge walk-in closet “with plumbing (use your imagination!).”

555 Washington avenue, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights, Cathedral Condo, Brooklyn condo for sale, Interiors, cool listings

Back on the main level is another full bedroom with a picture window stretching to the full ceiling height and facing tree-lined Washington Avenue.

555 Washington Avenue, Cathedral Condominiums, Fort Greene

Other perks that you might or might not expect from such an unexpected residence include an indoor parking spot (rented from the building next door for $187/month), a landscaped common courtyard, a part-time doorman, a live-in super and a washer/dryer on your floor. You’re around the corner from the subway and within minutes of the restaurants, parks, cafes, and shops of Clinton Hill, Fort Greene and Prospect Heights.

[Listing: 555 Washington Avenue Apt. 2E by Nadine Adamson and Kelsey Hall for Brown Harris Stevens]

RELATED:

Images courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens.

 

 

Tags : , ,

Neighborhoods : Clinton Hill

MOST RECENT ARTICLES

  • Harmonize with nature in this $488K mid-century modern home in the Ramopo foothills

    Harmonize with nature in this $488K mid-century modern home in the Ramopo foothills

    If you’ve got Eichler dreams and Fallingwater fantasies, but don’t live in state that’s abundant with mid-century modern architectural gems, ...
  • Vote for 6sqft’s 2016 Building of the Year!

    Vote for 6sqft’s 2016 Building of the Year!

    For new developments, 2015 was the year of reveals, but 2016 was all about watching these buildings reshape our city. Ahead we’ve ...
  • November’s 10 most-read stories and this week’s features

    November’s 10 most-read stories and this week’s features

    November’s 10 Most-Read Stories Live in SHoP’s Domino Sugar Refinery tower for $596/month, lottery open for 104 units My 4000sqft: ...
  • 6sqft Designer Gift Guide: 85 ideas curated by NYC creatives

    6sqft Designer Gift Guide: 85 ideas curated by NYC creatives

    Your holiday shopping companion has arrived! For the second year in a row, 6sqft has asked a handful of New York City ...
  • Colin Kaepernick scores $3.2 million pad in Tribeca’s luxury One York

    Colin Kaepernick scores $3.2 million pad in Tribeca’s luxury One York

    Mansion Global reports that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who made national headlines and became a campaign topic when he chose ...
  • Jemima Kirke’s dad, ‘Bad Company’ Drummer Simon Kirke, buys $1.3M Gramercy co-op

    Jemima Kirke’s dad, ‘Bad Company’ Drummer Simon Kirke, buys $1.3M Gramercy co-op

    English drummer Simon Kirke, of Free and Bad Company and father to “Girls” actress Jemima Kirke, sold his Hamptons beach cottage ...
  • Smoking ban placed on New York and U.S. public housing

    Smoking ban placed on New York and U.S. public housing

    Smoking anywhere inside New York City Housing Authority buildings, and in public housing across the country, will be illegal at ...
  • Officials launch petition to have federal government pay for Trump Tower security, not New Yorkers

    Officials launch petition to have federal government pay for Trump Tower security, not New Yorkers

    City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Member Dan Garodnick won’t have New York City shafted with the bill for “White ...
  • Controversial Lower East Side site getting two more 700+ foot towers

    Controversial Lower East Side site getting two more 700+ foot towers

    L to R: One Manhattan Square, 247 Cherry Street, 260 South Street, and 271-283 South Street. The image above, created ...
  • Watch a live feed of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree; new Union Square Cafe opens next week

    Watch a live feed of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree; new Union Square Cafe opens next week

    Need a dose of holiday spirit throughout the day? Watch this live feed of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. [NBC] ...
  • Richard Meier’s first NYC skyscraper starts its climb above street level in Turtle Bay

    Richard Meier’s first NYC skyscraper starts its climb above street level in Turtle Bay

    Richard Meier’s 685 First Avenue–the starchitect’s largest and tallest building in the city to date–has begun its above-ground ascent, reports ...
  • State seeks proposals for massive development above South Bronx rail yard tracks

    State seeks proposals for massive development above South Bronx rail yard tracks

    As the city’s land costs rise, interest has been focused on the South Bronx, including the potential for a huge ...

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTERS

Thank you, your sign-up request was successful!
This email address is already subscribed, thank you!
Please provide a valid email address.
Please complete the CAPTCHA.
Oops. Something went wrong. Please try again later.