$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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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]

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