This Clinton Hill Italianate brownstone has an interesting mix of era-spanning details and updates, including impressive plasterwork, neo-Classical and Arts and Crafts mantels, and modern kitchens and baths. It’s located at the south edge of the neighborhood at 507 Clinton Avenue between Fulton and Atlantic.
It’s part of a row of just two brownstones, both built in the 1870s, with classic high stoops, pedimented door surrounds and a bracketed cornice. No. 507, with “frescoed walls” and “in good order,” pops up as a house for lease in 1878.
The four-family townhouse is set up as a three-family. It has two floor-through rentals above an owner’s duplex and a cellar. The home appears to have been recently renovated and has white finishes and walls throughout.
Photos of the parlor level in the owner’s duplex shows the house had some earlier updates as well. There’s plasterwork with dentils and delicate swags mixed with a massive fireplace with Arts & Crafts-style tile work.
The plasterwork continues to the rear parlor where there’s a wood mantel and a modern kitchen next to it along with a half bath. A door leads out to a deck with stairs down to the garden. On both sides, a horizontal fence hugs the landscaped garden, which has bluestone paving, planting beds and a deck.
The garden level of the duplex has exposed brick walls and a white-painted mantel with columns. There are two bedrooms and a full bath on this level, with access to the rear garden. Laundry is in the cellar.
The two apartments above both have open plan living rooms and kitchens, one bedroom and in-unit laundry. The top floor unit also has a half bedroom over the entry that could be used as a home office. All the bathrooms and kitchens shown have been renovated with neutral, modern finishes.
A new six-story residential building now abuts No. 507, replacing a wood frame house that was demolished in 2016. The brownstone sits just outside the locally designated Clinton Hill Historic District, but it is within the National Register Clinton Avenue Historic District, which was declared eligible but not listed back in 2016. On the opposite side of the block, a seven-story, 48-unit building completed in 2015 rises behind the home.
The house last sold in 2014 for $2.9 million and is now on the market with Anthony Robles of Douglas Elliman asking $3.95 million. What do you think of it?
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