Crown Heights oldest home–long considered a neighborhood eyesore–has undergone a complete transformation. The Susan B. Elkins House is a circa-1850s wood frame at 1375 Dean Street, and the only home in the neighborhood that dates back to when the area was rural. In later years, the individual landmark fell into serious disrepair, only to be purchased in 2014 for a condo conversion. Now it’s ready for residents after a complete and total renovation overseen by nC2 Architecture and Komaru Enterprises. The house has been split into four duplex units, ranging from 2,000 to 2,600 square feet. Two have just hit the market, with the eye-popping price tags of $2.3 and $2.7 million.
After a full gut, the interior of this historic old house is now luxurious and modern. (The listing calls it a “one-of-a-kind treasure that combines pre-Civil War pedigree with a sleek, modern interior and cutting-edge finishes.”) The living and dining areas boast 12-foot ceilings, with modern light fixtures and a state-of-the-art gas fireplace.
Inside the adjoining kitchen, there’s Italian cabinetry and fancy appliances, all centered around a “waterfall” island.
Exposed brick and wood are the only details that remain of the original structure.
Each of the four apartments come with either four or five bedrooms, and three bathrooms. The developer’s idea was to give each unit the feel of a townhouse.
The lower-floor units have access to the building’s front porch and backyard. Upper floor units get access to the private roof deck. Things sure have changed since this 19th century farmhouse was built!
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Photos courtesy of the Compass
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