Neighbors of 111 Clarkson, an exceptional but unfortunately not landmarked late Victorian (1902) masterpiece of “beserk eclecticism,” as the AIA Guide puts it, are hearing the building has been sold, but nothing has hit public records yet. The buyer is rumored to be a “corporation” who “at least gave lip service to restoring the house,” a tipster told us. That could mean the buyer intends to divide the lot and sell or develop the land in back and not razing the house. That would be welcome news. If that is the case, we hope the buyer will leave the house’s reportedly well-preserved interior alone and restore the porch and its onion dome to its original appearance. The interior was unusually lavish and grand even by standards of the time; pictures of the interior and original exterior can be seen in a Building of the Day post.
Berserk Eclectic Masterpiece on Market Again [Brownstoner]
Building of the Day: 111 Clarkson Avenue [Brownstoner]
“Berserk Eclecticism” on Clarkson Avenue [Brownstoner]
Photo by Nicholas Strini for PropertyShark