Sleek and edgy Broken Angel House-replacing condo in Clinton Hill asks $1.5M

Posted On Mon, February 5, 2018 By

Posted On Mon, February 5, 2018 By In Clinton Hill, Cool Listings

This top-floor two-bedroom condominium at 4 Downing Street in Clinton Hill, we’re told, is “an iconic turn of the century building recently completely reimagined and overhauled as a boutique condominium.” Said overhaul was undertaken in 2015 by Barrett Design and Development on what was previously the indeed-iconic Broken Angel House, once among Brooklyn’s most unique landmarks. Artist Arthur Wood purchased the original tenement building in 1979 for $2,000 and subsequently transformed it into a whimsical, livable sculpture, complete with stained glass windows made from bottles and glass, a cathedral-like glass addition, and brick wings. It was also the backdrop for the documentary “Dave Chappelle’s Block Party.” The two-bedroom unit is on the market for $1.55 million; it was purchased as new construction two years ago for $1.42 million.

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The apartment has the full list of trendy fixtures and finishes including herringbone flooring, a modern chandelier and minimal open shelves in the sleek, Corian-topped kitchen. Oversized windows offer a view over Downing Street, and exposed brick walls, high ceilings and an open plan living room give it a sense of breathing room. We’re not sure if the “Marijuana is the Devil” poster is an endorsement or a warning, but we’re assuming it will leave with the current owner.

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Along one wall, a narrow workspace has been carved out, providing a smart home office. Also here is a washer/dryer and storage.

4 downing street, cool listings, clinton hill, broken angel

4 downing street, cool listings, clinton hill, broken angel

4 downing street, cool listings, clinton hill, broken angel

At the back of the home are two bedrooms overlooking the garden. The  master bath is as cool and crisp as the kitchen, with a glass walled shower.

4 downing street, cool listings, clinton hill, broken angel

4 downing street, cool listings, clinton hill, broken angel

The coolest thing about this cleverly contemporary condo is the stunning roof deck outfitted with custom cedar planters and a dining pergola for shade.

Though it’s on the top floor, the building has an elevator, plus more relief in the form of low common charges and a J-51 tax abatement until 2031. There’s a a video intercom, a central bike room and more private storage in the basement.

[Listing: 4 Downing Street Unit 4B by Lindsay Barton Barrett, Cristina Criado, Christina Abad, Jessica Hirsch and Daniel Dinko for Compass]

[At CityRealty]

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