This $6.5M Montrose Morris-designed Clinton Hill corner mansion has a three-story round tower
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This $6.5M Montrose Morris-designed Clinton Hill corner mansion has a three-story round tower

June 28, 2023

Photo courtesy of Chapoteau Real Estate

Even among its historic, landmarked Clinton Hill neighbors, architectural distinctions like a three-story round tower set this $6,500,000 Montrose Morris-designed corner mansion at 289 Dekalb Avenue apart. Built in 1891, the brick home, with its conical-roof-topped castle tower, is one of a trio of American Romanesque Revival-style row houses. Inside the 6,342-square-foot property you’ll find beautifully preserved elegant interiors and seven bedrooms across three floors. There’s also a deck and a modern parking garage.

The dramatic details of this iconic home can be seen in several movies and TV shows including “The Royal Tenenbaums” and “Brown Sugar.” The 22-foot-wide landmarked two-family property is currently configured as a six-bedroom triplex over a one-bedroom apartment.

The unique curved walls of the round tower run from the parlor floor to the third floor, giving the front rooms a graceful curve topped by a domed ceiling on the top floor. Throughout the house, built-in shelving, pocket doors, carved wood details, coffered ceilings, eight wood-burning fireplaces, stained glass windows, and parquet floors with border detailing have been restored to their original beauty.

The triplex kitchen has granite countertops and new integrated appliances. French doors open out onto a large deck, perfect for dining or dancing. Indoors, dine beneath coffered ceilings framed by a wood-burning fireplace and massive steel-framed windows.

Upstairs, two floors of bedrooms offer plenty of flexibility for office and family space. The building’s unique curves are a natural home for seating and office nooks.

Rooms are surrounded by windows for plenty of light and treetop views. Elegantly high ceilings, tall radiators, warm wood details, and rich parquet flooring give every chamber its own unique charm.

The garden floor apartment features an intimate courtyard. The large garage–perfect for a classic car collection–is a rare bonus for city dwellers, even in this quiet Brooklyn neighborhood.

[Listing details: 289 Dekalb Avenue at Chapoteau Real Estate]


Photos courtesy of Chapoteau Real Estate

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