Chris Rock’s cool Clinton Hill carriage house sells for $3.35M
Chris Rock image via Wikimedia Commons.
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.
The unique space has been featured in media from Architectural Digest to Elle Decor. The building, according to the Landmarks report, is one of a pair of Beaux-Arts style carriage houses faced with Roman brick with limestone trim, with mansard roofs and slate shingles, designed by Escher & Evans for the horses of wealthy coopers (basically crate-and-barrel moguls) Lowell and Henry Palmer whose homes were nearby at 206 and 216 Clinton Avenue.
Renovations have added modern conveniences like central air, a laundry room, a built-in barbecue on the patio and a decked roof terrace.
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Images courtesy of Douglas Elliman.