The extravagant but dilapidated brownstone at 7 Arlington Place in Bedford Stuyvesant, famed as the family home in Spike Lee’s Crooklyn, made headlines when it sold for $1,700,000 in 2013. Now newly restored and decorated, the home debuted Saturday as a bed and breakfast.
Built in 1887 in the Renaissance Revival style, the house was designed by one of Brooklyn’s finest 19th century architects, George P. Chappell. It is full of his signature original touches, such as as custom woodwork with foliate motifs you won’t find in any other row of brownstones. (more…)