Clinton Hill Brownstone With Dressing Room, Modern Yet Historic Vibe Asks $3.75 Million

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Near the Crown Heights border in Clinton Hill, this bay-fronted Neo-Grec at 112 Lefferts Place has undergone what seems to be a full gut since we profiled the home as a House of the Day back in 2008, when it was in need of work and asking $985,000. The narrow brownstone was designed in 1876 by George L. Morse, and while it is not within an NYC Historic District, it is within the Clinton Hill South National Register Historic District.

The five-story, 16-foot-wide home is configured as a two-family, with an owner’s triplex above a duplex that comes with a market-rate tenant. Both units have their own private entrances. The whole house has been given an extensive remodel, giving it an “ethereal interior style,” according to the listing, including an Instagram-worthy kitchen in the owner’s duplex with concrete counters, a marble tile backsplash and dark blue cupboards.

Height has also been added to the hidden top story, which now features a vaulted ceiling. Updates include a bathroom on every level, “meticulously concealed” mini-split air conditioning and Marvin wood windows. The mechanicals are reportedly all new, as are the windows and roof.

While the floor plan has been opened up to create a great room on the third floor, the house retains a historic vibe, with details such as moldings, plaster decorations, a claw-foot tub, what appears to be the original staircase, and a marble mantel with incised details.


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The fourth floor is a sprawling master suite with an en suite bath and three closets — one regular, one walk-in, and one a dressing room the size of a bedroom.

The block is a potpourri of home styles, including the individually landmarked James W. and Lucy S. Elwell House, and bookended by a church and a brick apartment building. The home is 1.5 blocks from the C and Shuttle at the Franklin Avenue station.

The home last sold in 2014 for $1.649 million. Brown Harris Stevens’ Kelsey Hall and Nadine Adamson have the listing for $3.75 million. How do you like the look of it?

[Listing: 112 Lefferts Place | Broker: Brown Harris Stevens] GMAP

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