Architecture 101: Dean Sage House


    Photo from archive of the Bridge and Tunnel Club

    Designed in 1869 by architect Russell Sturgis (who also designed Farnham Hall at Yale University), the Dean Sage House at 839 St. Mark’s Avenue is an excellent example of the kind of “solid, comfortable villas” built in the Northern section of Crown Heights in the post-Civil War years, writes Francis Morrone in “An Architectural Guidebook to Brooklyn”. The house is constructed with rough brownstone and sports a polygonal tower with pointed-arch windows on the rear of the house. The highlight of the house for Morrone is the “art Nouveau-seeming” ironwork of the transom. We just wonder whether some lucky folks still have the place to themselves. Anyone know?
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