We took a drive around Bed Stuy on Sunday just for kicks and had to pull over and take a shot of this grand old home at 247 Hancock Street. When we got home, we consulted our copy of Francis Morrone’s “An Architectural Guide to Brooklyn” hoping to get the scoop. We were in luck, as this is one of the buildings highlighted in the book. Morrone calls Number 247 the “Queen of Hancock Street”. The eighty-foot wide, three-story brownstone was designed in the 1880’s by Montrose Morris for John C. Kelley, who made his fortune in water-meters (we guess someone had to, right?) The design is particularly notable, Morrone notes, because it employed a High Renaissance design in a period when Romanesque and Queen Anne were the styles of choice in Brooklyn. Can anyone confirm if it is still used as a single-family home?