Late rapper Notorious B.I.G.’s former home in Clinton Hill hit the market this week as a $4,000 per month rental, the New York Post reported. In the song “Juicy,” the artist, whose real name is Christopher Wallace, refers to the apartment at 226 St. James Place as a “one-room shack.” The listing describes the renovated unit as a three-bedroom home with additional office space in “the desired neighborhood of the Clinton Hill historic district.”
“The unit is an iconic historical gem as it served as the childhood home of the most famous rapper of all time Notorious B.I.G.,” Fabienne Lecole, the Compass agent handling the deal, said. “It was recently renovated to provide modern conveniences while keeping its distinct and gorgeous pre-war details.”
The 972-square-foot space sits within a pre-war eight-unit building, which was recently upgraded. The home retains some historic features, including its hardwood floors, built-ins, and high ceilings. But the kitchen has been modernized with new stainless steel appliances and spacious countertops.
The apartment was last listed for sale in 2013 for $725,000 as the Daily News reported. The current owner ultimately paid $825,000 for the pad.
Earlier this month, the city co-named the block where Biggie grew up, between Fulton Street and Gates Avenue, “Christopher ‘Notorious B.I.G’ Wallace Way.” The rapper was killed in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles in 1997 when he was 24 years old.
[Via NY Post]
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Neighborhoods : Clinton Hill