Fort Greene Apartment in Former Seminary Has Us Praising Its Incredible Windows

Posted On Fri, October 3, 2014 By

Posted On Fri, October 3, 2014 By In Brooklyn, Clinton Hill, Cool Listings, Fort Greene, Historic Homes, Interiors

Formerly a seminary, the gothic-style structure sitting in Fort Greene at the crossroads of Prospect Heights and Clinton Hill was reborn as Cathedral Condominiums, and this 1,100-square-foot home within is certainly one to be worshipped. No matter what your religious persuasion there’s no denying the windows in this stunning condo at 555 Washington Avenue are a blessing.

We often use words like sun-drenched and light-filled to describe many of the beautiful properties we talk about here. But none of those adequately express the brilliance flowing through the living area’s enormous Gothic-arched marble window/doorway. Spanning the width of the entire room and combined with a 14-1/2-foot cathedral (literally) ceiling, it is an awe-inspiring sight.

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The rest of the home is equally glorious, with the open layout of the main floor allowing for easy living and entertaining. The recently renovated eat-in kitchen is efficiently designed and features GE appliances, butcher-block counter tops, and a beautiful glass-tiled backsplash whose palette of tans and reds provides a pop of color and playfulness.

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The first-level bedroom is home to another large, arched window topped with delicately exquisite stained glass reaching the full-height of the soaring ceiling. A handcrafted staircase leads up to a private loft currently used as a master bedroom and boasting tons of closet space. There’s even an office/den and rec room in the basement accessed by a lovely spiral stair and perfectly suited for a third bedroom/mini-suite.

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With a serene courtyard that was once included on the Brooklyn Garden Tour; a private backyard; convenient location near subways, excellent restaurants, and boutiques; and a $795,000 price tag, this Fort Greene home in a majestic, landmarked building will surely be the answer to somebody’s prayers.

[Listing: 555 Washington Avenue, #1D by Tamara Abir of Halstead]

Photos courtesy of Halstead

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Neighborhoods : Clinton Hill,Fort Greene,Prospect Heights

  • sanjidude

    The Cathedral is not in Fort Greene – it’s in Clinton Hill, with Prospect Heights just on the other side of Atlantic Avenue. This apartment is very beautiful – I’ve seen it after a couple of owners have updated it. It’s very spacious, though it does have odd areas. Adds to the charm in my opinion. The ceiling heights and original details are to die for. You just can’t get that with newly built condos.

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