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affordable housing, Clinton Hill, housing lotteries

Joseph Brunner, Zambrano Architectural Design, STUDIOSC Architects, Broken Angel, 4 Downing, 10 Lexington Avenue, Lexington Greene

Renderings courtesy of STUDIOSC Architects

Move-ins started just a month ago at the new Brooklyn rental 10 Lexington Avenue, and now the lottery is opening for 17 $1,015/month one-bedrooms apartments in the building in the up-and-coming, post-industrial pocket between Clinton Hill and Bedford-Stuyvesant. According to the building website, all units have private outdoor space and amenities include a roof deck, courtyard, laundry room, fitness center, and lounge.

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Clinton Hill, Cool Listings

It’s officially fall, and even though it’s still too early for the season’s sweaters and foliage, this three-story townhouse at 79 Irving Place in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn has some lovely autumn hues for you to peruse. Asking $1.9 million, the turn-of-the-century home with a crisp facade the color of hot cocoa offers a garden apartment with backyard access and a duplex above with a sprawling terrace and room to expand.

Take a toffee-tinted tour

Clinton Hill, Cool Listings, Interiors

433 waverly avenue, carriage house, douglas elliman, clinton hill

This 19th century carriage house was utterly transformed a few years back into a modern apartment at 433 Waverly Avenue in Clinton Hill. Spanning 1,000 square feet on the first floor, the unit includes one-and-a-half bedrooms, an office, private garden, and parking space. The reno brought tons of chic, luxurious details, from salvaged doors to limestone shelving. And now it’s asking $5,250 a month.

Tour the modern finishes

affordable housing, Clinton Hill, housing lotteries

1007 Atlantic Avenue, Issac & Stern Architects, Clinton Hill rentals

Less than two weeks ago, Clinton Hill‘s new mixed-use building at 1007 Atlantic Avenue launched leasing for its 40 market-rate rentals, offering one month of free rent on 13-month leases for units ranging from $2,169/month studios to $3,462/month two-bedrooms. But the remaining 10 units are an even sweeter deal, coming in at just $780 for studios and $973 for two-bedrooms and still getting access to the package room, bike storage, and landscaped roof deck with areas for lounging and grilling. These latter apartments are available as of tomorrow through the city’s affordable housing lottery to those earning 60 percent of the area median income.

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Clinton Hill, Cool Listings, Interiors

940 Fulton Street, cool listings, clinton hill

It’s not too often that you find a condominium for sale that isn’t in a new-construction building, usually sleek but generic unless it has been custom-designed. This pre-war condo studio at 940 Fulton Street in Clinton Hill, surrounded by historic buildings and a growing collection of newly-minted ones, has added vintage elements like reclaimed wood shelves and wide plank floors, with the flexibility, super-low common charges and contemporary comforts of a new development. The ask is $469,000.

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Celebrities, Clinton Hill, Cool Listings

Chris Rock has just listed his cool carriage house in the Clinton Hill Historic District, according to the New York Post. The comedian, who has owned the three-story home at239 Waverly Avenue since 1994, has been renting it since moving out in ’96. The historic 1901 property was last listed for rent in 2013 with an ask as high as $15,000/month at one point. The new sales ask is $3.85 million for the renovated residence with room for two or three bedrooms, a 23-foot-wide master suite with skylights, and the elusive urban perk of being above a parking garage for not one but two cars.

Find out more about the carriage house and its twin

Clinton Hill, Cool Listings, Interiors

121 saint james place, townhouses, clinton hill, rentals, renovation, interiors, cool listings

There’s no question about it, this Clinton Hill townhouse at 121 Saint James Place is a standout. The historic brownstone, offered for rent at $16,000, recently emerged from a complete renovation by Murdock Solon Architects, underscored by “an artist’s eye and architect’s mind” that incorporates industrial and rustic chic, open and casual loft style and the tall ceilings and endless rooms of a four-story 3,000 square-foot townhouse. Extra-magical additions include 22.5 feet high ceilings, double-height industrial framed windows and reclaimed wood throughout. The home offers four bedrooms, a home office, and a 1,500 square-foot landscaped backyard (which may or may not “make you feel you are in Narnia”). In addition to the stunning triplex, a one-bedroom garden apartment is included, great for guests.

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Clinton Hill, Cool Listings, Interiors, Quirky Homes

578 Myrtle Avenue, Clinton Hill, Townhouses, outdoor spaces, cool listings, quirky homes

This three-story, two-family Clinton Hill townhouse at 578 Myrtle Avenue, zoned to allow a commercial establishment on the ground floor, has plenty of living space and lots of income potential. Asking $2.5 million, the current setup as a painter’s single-family home and workspace further underscores the freedom and fun of townhouse living. The light-filled top floor is currently used as a studio for the artist-in-residence (his favorite subjects are “ballet dancers, bullfighters, and women of the night, lounging in opulent bedrooms,” as seen above) whose enjoyment of rouge, magenta, blue and beyond can be seen throughout the house.

No, we have no idea what’s on the back of that chair

Architecture, Clinton Hill, Design, Interiors

O'Neill McVoy Architects, Clinton Hill, Townhouse, Architecture, Courtyard, Skylight, Carriage house, interiors

A thoroughly transformative re-design by New York studio O’Neill McVoy Architects turns a historic red brick townhouse on a slender 24- by 76-foot lot in need of light and air into an ultra-bright and inspiring modern residence for a young family. The Clinton Hill Courtyard House, in a landmarked section of the neighborhood, was built in 1877 as a carriage house for the mansion next door. The historic integrity of the home’s exterior was left intact, but inside, three strategic openings–including skylights, a central courtyard, and a perforated interior stair wall–were created to let in light and air everywhere for daily living.

So much sunlight, in so many creative ways

Celebrities, Clinton Hill, Interiors

119 Vanderbilt, Clinton Hill, townhouses, Lake Bell, Celebrities, Cool listings, Wallabout, historic homes, outdoor spaces, interiors, lake bell home

Less than a month after director/actress/screenwriter Lake Bell chopped the price of her trendy, historic Clinton Hill townhouse to $2.3 million, she’s found a buyer for it, reports the Post. She and her hubby, tattoo artist to the stars Scott Campbell, bought the home at 119 Vanderbilt Avenue in 2013 for $1.55 million, subsequently embarking on creative renovation that preserved historic elements such as four marble-mantled wood-burning fireplaces, tin ceilings, tons of exposed brick, wood-beamed ceilings, detailed moldings, and hand-nailed wide plank floors.

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