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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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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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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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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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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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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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The building at 1134 Fulton Street under construction as of this summer; Map data © 2019 Google
At the nexus of Crown Heights and Bed-Stuy, a new rental in Clinton Hill launched an affordable housing lottery this week for 55 middle-income units. Located across the street from the Franklin Avenue C, S subway station at 1134 Fulton Street, the building offers residents a gym, on-site laundry, parking, and rooftop access. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 80 and 130 percent of the area median income can apply for the units, ranging from $1,097/month studios to $2,400/month three-bedrooms.
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Any true New Yorker has gained an appreciation for good storage space over the years, but when it’s stylish, it’s an added bonus. Such is the case at this $899,000 loft at 95 Lexington Avenue in Clinton Hill. Technically a loft space, the 981-square-foot home has been configured with a separate bedroom alcove for privacy, and an additional half-bath is an extra perk. All of this smart planning and lovely decor is not surprising considering the current homeowners are designers.
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A 19th-century townhouse in Brooklyn has undergone a creepy and kooky makeover just in time for Halloween. Travel company Booking.com transformed the Clinton Hill home at 272 Lafayette Avenue into a real-life replica of The Addams Family Mansion from the hit 1960s comedy sitcom. For just over $100 per night, guests can spend Halloween playing with Wednesday’s beheaded dolls, calling Lurch on his “you rang” bell, and getting scared by Thing.
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, Wed, September 25, 2019
Photo credit: Rayon Richards and Connie Zhou, courtesy The Corcoran Group
In brownstone Brooklyn, there are dozens of grand homes that have historic significance and even more that are dazzling showcases of considered design. The unique 10,000-square-foot double mansion at 280 Washington Avenue in Clinton Hill happens to be one of Brooklyn’s finest examples of both. Known as the Pfizer Mansion–it was built in 1887 by Charles Erhart, co-founder of the Pfizer pharmaceutical company and brother-in-law to Charles Pfizer–the block-through property had a full slate of interesting inhabitants, from a library to industrial band rockers, before receiving an epic renovation from its current owner. That same owner, designer Jessica Warren, who purchased the property in 2007 for $3.2 million, spent many years and many millions restoring the house to a stunning degree that surpassed even its former glory. The home, which has been featured in numerous design publications, has most recently been a beloved B & B known as The Notorious B.N.B. The current owners put the house on the market in 2018 for $13.5 million. After a year and a broker switch, it’s now asking $9.995 million–and it’s worth every penny, from its graceful, curving windows to a working Otis elevator and private parking space.
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