This condo in the Clinton Hill Historic District has some characteristics rarely found in New York City apartments: It’s a floor-through with a double-wide floor plate and three exposures. In other words, it’s got space and light.
It’s located on the third floor of a four-story, four-unit Italianate brownstone at 275 Washington Avenue. The standalone mansion (whose first occupant was wealthy businessman and piano maker Henry McCoun) was built in 1873, as Brownstoner’s Suzanne Spellen has detailed in a Building of the Day. The unit has Second Empire and Neo-Grec influences inside and out.
The house has a mansard roof with dormers, a heavy cornice, and columned portico. The home’s interior is modern but for the mantels and moldings, with inset lighting and a loft-like feel thanks to the tall windows and generous ceiling heights.
There are new hardwood floors and four lovely carved white marble mantels. The living area has big proportions, with three windows across, a 13 foot ceiling, and a wood burning fireplace. There’s room for a big dining table, and it’s open to the kitchen.
The latter has a granite-topped island and white lacquer cabinets reaching to the ceiling.
All three bedrooms are large and have white marble mantels. The master bedroom has three large windows wrapping around a corner, and a wall of built-in shelving.
Elsewhere in the master suite is a vented washer and dryer in a walk-in closet. The en-suite bathroom is large and lined in marble, with both a step-in shower and separate tub. As with the other bathroom, there is radiant floor heating and a window.
The other two bedrooms are in a separate wing in the rear. One has a Neo-Grec-style painted wood mirror above the mantel, and the mantel in the other is topped by a gilt-framed Rococo-style mirror.
There is two-zone central air conditioning. A J51 tax abatement is in place on the property.
Located on a block of historic neighborhood stunners, the home is three blocks from the G train at the Clinton-Washington station and a quick walk to Fort Greene Park.
Listed by Corcoran’s Philip Hale and John Dadd, the unit is asking $1.825 million. Monthly common charges are $962 and tax is $31. What do you think of it?
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