448-450 Waverly Avenue

About this Property
Own a piece of history and create your dream home at the same time on one of the most beautiful landmarked blocks in the neighborhood! 448 and 450 Waverly Avenue (offered for sale separately or together) are two of the oldest, most loved homes in the Clinton Hill Historic District. Built in the 1840s (some argue even earlier), these lovely Greek Revival frame houses have served as the homes to poets, performers and Civil War heroes. Most recently, the houses have been owned by the same family for over forty years. The three-story frame buildings are faced with clapboard siding, are raised on high brick basements and each house has distinctive six-over-six windows.

448 Waverly has been configured as a single-family dwelling for as far back as documents show and offers 3500 square feet of living space. Measuring 25 x 35 on four floors, the house is full of original detail from top to bottom including five fireplaces with marble and wood mantles, etched glass and pocket doors, wide plank hardwood floors, and crown moldings. Enter under the stoop into the English basement and youll find the dining room and the kitchen which still has its cast iron stove from earlier days. Enter up the stoop and be greeted by two large parlors, each with a fireplace, one with lovely built-in cabinets and shelving.

The large master bedroom on the second floor is flanked by two smaller bedrooms and a full bath. Finally, two additional bedrooms, another full bath and an open living space are found on the top floor.

The beautiful back porch and garden are reminiscent of a time when suburban villas began to appear in what was then still a rural area.

450 Waverly Avenue has served as a multi-family homes for generations. Currently configured with three apartments (2 one-bedrooms and 1 two-bedroom) from the parlor floor up, with the English basement housing the mechanicals, this house too is rich with period details including original mantels, wide-plank floors and crown moldings. While the original structure measures 25 x 35, an extension was built sometime later adding 500 square feet across two floors.

Located in the heart of vibrant Clinton Hill, surrounded by all that Fort Greene and Clinton Hill have to offer, including a vibrant dining scene, lovely playgrounds, Fort Greene Park, and easy access to the C and G trains, the location of these gems is fantastic.
  • Status:No Longer Available
  • Size:7000 Sq Ft
  • Type:Mulit-residential Townhouse
  • ID:5466105
  • Tax:632
  • Year Built:1840
Brownstoner Features