Chris Rock Unloads Historic Clinton Hill Carriage House for $3.35 Million

Interior image via Douglas Elliman and Chris Rock image by David Shankbone via Wikipedia

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After being spotted this week checking out bachelor pads in Manhattan, it appears comedian Chris Rock has sold his Beaux Arts style carriage house, located at 239 Waverly Avenue in the Clinton Hill Historic District, for $3.35 million, which was $500,000 under the asking price.

News of the sale was first reported by 6sqft.

239 Waverly Avenue in 2015. Photo by Christopher Bride for PropertyShark

239 Waverly Avenue in 2015. Photo by Christopher Bride for PropertyShark

The home, a former Rental of the Day, was built in 1899 by architects Escher & Escher, according to the designation report. It is faced with Roman brick with limestone trim, and the interior has exposed ceilings, dark wood floors and stained glass windows.

It also has a private two-car garage.

Photo by Douglas Elliman

Photo by Douglas Elliman

Rock purchased the home in 1994, not long after he left the cast of “Saturday Night Live” and two years before his first major HBO comedy special, “Bring the Pain,” made him a household name.

He has been renting it out since 1996, according to the New York Post, and it last listed for rent in July 2013 for $7,950 a month.

Photo by Douglas Elliman

Photo by Douglas Elliman

Although born in South Carolina, the comedian moved with his parents to Crown Heights before relocating to Decatur Street in Bed Stuy, where he was raised and which formed the basis for his semi-autobiographical television show, “Everybody Hates Chris.”

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