This $5.75M Clinton Hill two-family home is five floors of brownstone perfection

This $5.75M Clinton Hill two-family home is five floors of brownstone perfection

March 28, 2024

Photo credit: Russ Ross and Douglas Elliman

Brooklyn townhouses can seem like fairytale castles from the outside, but they often disappoint when it comes to interiors and livability. This massive 4,300-square-foot brownstone residence at 211 Greene Avenue in Clinton Hill is as much of a dream home on the inside as appears from the curb. Asking $5,750,000, the 19th-century townhouse has been thoroughly renovated with maximum architecture and design expertise. Five stories of living space include a two-bedroom garden apartment, a four-level upper unit, and a lovely landscaped backyard.

Behind a chic blue door on one of the historic neighborhood’s prettiest blocks, the home’s open floors are filled with light and framed with beautifully preserved architectural details. The parlor level radiates with the drama of 12-foot ceilings, highlighted by custom mahogany windows, ornate original plasterwork, gleaming new white oak chevron-patterned floors, and a wood-burning fireplace.

A modern, understated kitchen contains everything you’d need for gourmet meals or epic entertaining. Highlights include a Bluestar gas range, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, and bookmatched quartzite surfaces. The dining area opens onto a terrace overlooking the private back garden.

The third floor offers two gracious gracious chambers with walls lined with closets. The space could easily be combined for a luxurious primary retreat. The adjacent bathroom boasts radiant heated floors and sculptural, modern Vola fixtures.

The home’s fourth and fifth floors feature interiors by Chris McVoy of Steven Holl Architects. Two more bedrooms are joined by a colorful and texture-filled en-suite bath.

The fifth floor offers a compact, sun-filled guest suite, along with another working fireplace, laundry facilities, a full bath, a den, and another bedroom. There is plenty of storage on every floor.

The renovated private garden-level apartment offers the same seductive combination of modern luxuries and historic details. A kitchen with professional-grade appliances from Miele and Dakor joins laundry facilities, new oak floors, and a private entrance to make this a significant source of rental income.

Both units can enjoy the landscaped outdoor space, which features flowering trees from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The entire home benefits from new plumbing and electrical systems and a high-efficiency hot air furnace.

[Listing details: 211 Greene Avenue at Douglas Elliman by Douglas (Doug) Bowen and Zia O’Hara]


Photo credit: Russ Ross and Douglas Elliman

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