Clinton Hill

Clinton Hill, Cool Listings

Listing photos by Rise Media

Thanks to a 2019 street co-naming, it’s well known that Chris Wallace, better known as Notorious B.I.G. or Biggie Smalls, grew up in an apartment at 226 St. James Place in Clinton Hill. The late rapper’s childhood home was a three-bedroom unit on the third floor, and now, the unit just below it has hit the market for $1.2 million. Like Biggie’s apartment, it’s been fully renovated and features a lovely bay window, pretty moldings, and a renovated kitchen. It also has three bedrooms and totals 1,121 square feet.

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Clinton Hill, Recent Sales

Listing images courtesy of Douglas Elliman

After three years on the market, the grand Queen Anne townhouse at 280 Washington Avenue in Clinton Hill has closed for $9,050,000, setting a sales record for the neighborhood. The previous record-holder was 315 Vanderbilt Avenue, which sold for $7,200,000 in 2015. The 10,000-square-foot mansion is known as the Pfizer mansion as it was built in 1887 for Charles Erhart, co-founder of the Pfizer pharmaceutical company and brother-in-law to Charles Pfizer. The opulent home features historic details like an original Otis elevator, moldings and woodwork galore, eight fireplaces, and stained glass. There’s also a sunken “speakeasy” party room, seven bedrooms, a wine cellar, and a beautifully landscaped backyard.

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Clinton Hill, Cool Listings, Historic Homes

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

Built in 1860, this pair of Clinton Hill houses is a rare example of a wood-framed Italianate, and number 357 is now on the market for $3,750,000. In addition to featuring its original clapboard siding on the outside, the interiors have been beautifully preserved over the years, from moldings and plasterwork to five marble mantles. And the magic continues out back, with a secret garden of hydrangeas, roses, lilacs, and a magnolia tree.

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affordable housing, Clinton Hill, housing lotteries

Rendering courtesy of NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

A housing lottery opened this week for about a dozen apartments in Brooklyn’s charming Clinton Hill neighborhood. Located at 445 Vanderbilt Avenue, the development is part of a larger complex that also includes seven three-story townhouses currently under construction on the other side of the property. The “affordable” units available through the housing lottery don’t provide much of a discount, with apartments set aside for New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the area median income. Units include three $2,431/month studios, $2,592/month one-bedrooms, and $3,090/month two-bedrooms. The current median rental price in the neighborhood is $2,825/month, according to data from CityRealty.

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Clinton Hill, Cool Listings

Listing images courtesy of Douglas Elliman

A little over a year ago, we featured this townhouse, one of the most incredible in Brooklyn, when it lowered its asking price to $10 million after first listing for $13.5 million in 2018. It’s now returned for an even more reduced price of $9.2 million. Located at 280 Washington Avenue in Clinton Hill, the 10,000-square-foot Queen Anne mansion is not notable just for its opulent interiors but for the fact that it was built in 1887 for Charles Erhart, co-founder of the Pfizer pharmaceutical company and brother-in-law to Charles Pfizer. The home’s current owner is a designer and undertook a magnificent renovation that retained historic details like an original Otis elevator, moldings and woodwork galore, and stained glass, as well as added modern upgrades like a sunken “speakeasy” party room, wine cellar, and meticulously landscaped backyard.

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Clinton Hill, Cool Listings

Listing images courtesy of The Corcoran Group

Built in 1899, this Clinton Hill townhouse was completely renovated from the ground up in 2015, which resulted in a gorgeous mix of original architectural details and modern additions. Listed for $4,850,000, the five-bedroom home has a bit of a Scandinavian vibe, with its custom-designed kitchen and mid-century decor. It also has a large backyard perfect for dining al fresco.

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affordable housing, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, housing lotteries

Courtesy of Aufgang Architects

Applications are now being accepted for 37 middle-income units at a new rental in Brooklyn. Located on the Clinton Hill-Fort Greene border, 810 Fulton Street (also known as 475 Clermont Avenue) rises 12 stories and contains 363 apartments. The building boasts a number of amenities, including a parking garage, children’s playroom, fitness center, and a large landscaped rooftop with grills, a catering kitchen, and an outdoor movie theater. New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments, ranging from a $2,370/month studio to a $3,063/month two-bedroom.

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Clinton Hill, Cool Listings, Historic Homes

Photos courtesy of Compass

This Greek Revival home looks like something one might find in New Orleans or Savannah, but it’s actually right in Clinton Hill. Its southern charm, however, has not seemed to help the home at 136 Clinton Avenue find a buyer; it’s been on and off the market for four years, originally asking $4.8 million. One year ago, the price dropped to $3.6 million, and it’s just been lowered again to $3,420,000. Perhaps its “haunted” past is scaring off potential buyers. The historic home is known to be one of the most haunted in Brooklyn.

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Clinton Hill, Cool Listings

Listing images courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

This adorable three-story carriage house in Clinton Hill has just about everything you’d want from Brooklyn townhouse living–curb appeal, modern interiors, and amazing outdoor space. And if you’re looking to get your feet wet in the home market, this could be the perfect place to start, as it’s available as a $7,000/month rental. Located at 435 Waverly Avenue, the brick house has three or four bedrooms, a top-floor balcony, and both a deck and garden that feel like a grownup version of a treehouse.

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affordable housing, Clinton Hill, housing lotteries

Photo courtesy of CityRealty

Applications are currently being accepted for 19 middle-income units at a new rental building in Brooklyn. Located a few blocks from the Barclays Center and the many restaurants and bars that sit on the border of Prospect Heights and Clinton Hill, 555 Waverly Avenue is an eight-story building with 190 total units. New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments, which include $2,228/month studios, $2,346/month one-bedrooms, and $2,830/month two-bedrooms.

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