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In 2015, 6sqft reported that “Entourage” star, filmmaker and local green renovator had just purchased an impressive five story home in the heart of the Clinton Hill historic district. Nosy neighbors and friendly observers have noted steady progress in the massive renovation effort that has followed at 112 Gates Avenue. Now the New York Post tells us that the home, which the actor adorably bought for his Brown Harris Stevens broker mom, will not only retain its Landmarks-mandated charm but will be positively flush with modern conveniences–starting with $10,200 Toto Neorest 750H high tech toilets courtesy of a sponsorship by the Japanese manufacturer.
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A newly constructed Clinton Hill building is now accepting applications for 35 middle-income units. Located at 325 Lafayette Avenue, the building sits around the corner from the Pratt Institute, Classon Playground and a plethora of restaurants and bars. The eight-story rental, designed by Aufgang Architects, features a brick facade with metal panels. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the area median income can apply for units ranging from a $2,030/month studio to a $2,581/month two-bedroom.
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Located within walking distance to the Barclays Center and Prospect Park, a newly constructed building at 555 Waverly Avenue in Clinton Hill has 38 affordable apartments up for grabs. The eight-story building, situated between bustling Fulton Street and Atlantic Avenue, features amenities like on-site parking, a landscaped roof deck, indoor lounges and a 1,500-square-foot fitness center. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 60 percent of the area median income can apply for the units ranging from $735/month studios to $888/month two-bedroom apartments.
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Brooklynites know and love Janna Kennedy Hyten, the Halloween Queen of Clinton Hill. For over 20 years, she hosted a spooky bash known as Halloween 313 right outside her historic townhouse. Sadly, the performance has come to an end and Kennedy Hyten has gone ahead and listed her home –a duplex on the lower floors–for sale. The gorgeous spread, with tons of historic details intact, is asking $2.65 million.
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This Clinton Hill loft has both a Manhattan feel–huge swaths of exposed brick paired with a boho-industrial aesthetic–and address–95 Lexington Avenue. The one-bedroom unit is far from its Kips Bay counterpart in both geography and price, however, asking $1.1 million for approximately 1,011 square feet and a short walk to the G, A, and C trains.
Historic Brooklyn townhouses are at a premium, and they’re a lot of work to maintain. Opportunities like this gorgeous duplex on one of the prettiest avenues in the Clinton Hill Historic District give you a chance to live in high-ceilinged grandeur, fabulous backyard oasis and all, without the mortgage or the commitment. It will, however, cost you $5,500 a month for this 1,700-square-foot rental at 227 Washington Avenue.
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This top-floor two-bedroom condominium at 4 Downing Street in Clinton Hill, we’re told, is “an iconic turn of the century building recently completely reimagined and overhauled as a boutique condominium.” Said overhaul was undertaken in 2015 by Barrett Design and Development on what was previously the indeed-iconic Broken Angel House, once among Brooklyn’s most unique landmarks. Artist Arthur Wood purchased the original tenement building in 1979 for $2,000 and subsequently transformed it into a whimsical, livable sculpture, complete with stained glass windows made from bottles and glass, a cathedral-like glass addition, and brick wings. It was also the backdrop for the documentary “Dave Chappelle’s Block Party.” The two-bedroom unit is on the market for $1.55 million; it was purchased as new construction two years ago for $1.42 million.
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Photo fo Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe via Rena Silverman/Flickr
The second floor of this Clinton Hill townhouse at 160 Hall Street once housed punk legend Patti Smith and her then-boyfriend, photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. The year was 1967, and the rent was $80 a month. As the New York Post points out, that translates roughly to about $600 a month today. Now, the completely renovated townhouse dating back to 1901 is on the market for a whopping $8,000 a month. And it’s far from “aggressively seedy” as Smith once described it.
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We love the uniqueness of restored 19th century carriage houses, in part because we don’t see them on the market as often as standard-issue townhouses. In this case you get two chances at owning one: Adjacent carriage houses at 409 and 411 Vanderbilt Avenue in Clinton Hill just emerged from top-to-toe renovations by designer fix-and-flip favorites The Brooklyn Home Company. They’re up for sale for $3.4 million and $3.35 million, respectively.
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Back in May 6sqft noted that Chris Rock had just listed his tricked-out Clinton Hill carriage house for $3.85 million. The comedian bought the historic property at 239 Waverly Avenue in 1994 for just $370,000. The 1901 home was also listed for rent in 2013 with an ask as high as $15,000/month at one point. Records now show that 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 private two-car garage sold in September for $3.35 million. That’s well below the ask, but still a tidy profit for Rock, who was recently spotted, according to the New York Post, checking out a posh penthouse and a townhouse at the Element condo tower at 555 West 59th Street.
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