This house at 140 Clinton Avenue in Wallabout sits next to a recent House of the Day — a temple-fronted Greek Revival — and the pair must offer a greater study in contrasts than any two side-by-side houses in Brooklyn. The Greek Revival dates back to 1835 and sports a quartet of Corinthian columns — this one is sleek, modern and brand new.
The interior is full of open spaces, clean lines, oversized windows and recessed LED lighting, with retractable walls of windows at the rear of the parlor level and in the second-floor master bedroom.
The house — which measures 23.5 feet wide and nearly 60 feet deep, with 5,240 square feet of space — is set up as a four-bedroom duplex over a two-bedroom garden rental. There’s a finished cellar (which presumably is included in that square-footage tally), and a 1,300-square-foot roof deck, as well as a steel-railed deck off the kitchen.
Everything is sleek and high end, from the “custom Italian kitchen by Pedini,” with its Sub-Zero fridge and oversized “beverage center,” to the central vacuum system and the “smart toilet/bidet system” and marble tile in the bathrooms.
Other bells and whistles include a Lutron home automation system, radiant heat throughout and a “snow melt system.”
On the low-tech end, there’s also a driveway.
Listed by the owner, the house is asking $4.25 million. An ambitious figure, perhaps, though for the record, it’s $25,000 less than the Greek Revival next door. What do you think of it?
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