Comedy writer and actor Michael Showalter — best known for co-creating and starring in the absurd summer-camp satire Wet Hot American Summer and its recent Netflix prequel — just sold his renovated limestone at 25 Clarkson Avenue for $1,600,000, the New York Post reported.
Built in the Lefferts Manor district of Prospect Lefferts Gardens, the home has some lovely original woodwork and features a renovated chef’s kitchen, a music room (above), four bedrooms and three baths.
The townhouse was twice featured on Brownstoner. In 2005 it was among the first listings under “House of the Day.” Back then, we adored the original interior but hesitated over the home’s much-needed improvements and mere 1,920 square feet, writing:
We took a closer look at the square footage (the house is definitely on the smaller side) and realized that you’re paying about $300 a foot for a place that’s gonna need another $50 to $100 a foot of renovation work.
Someone snapped it up in February of 2006 for $685,000, made a number of updates, and then put it back on the market for $845,000 in 2010.
Records show that Showalter brought them down to $800,000. And five years later, he’s sold 25 Clarkson for twice what he paid. Smart move.
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