Fort Greene Firehouse Previously Home to Spike Lee’s Office Sells for $4.7 Million

The building in 2015. Photo by Christopher Bride for PropertyShark


A firehouse that sits on a prominent corner in Fort Greene, used by Spike Lee as a production office until he moved elsewhere in the neighborhood in 2008, closed for $4.7 million Thursday.

The building, which houses two units, a garage and a roof deck, had been in the hands of the same owner since 1998. It had been on and off the market for almost 10 years. CitiHabitats broker Sarah Adler had the latest listing, which was most recently asking $4.9 million.

Located at 124 Dekalb Avenue, near the corner of Fort Greene Place, it stands diagonally across the street from the corner of Fort Greene Park (but also across from the ambulance entrance of the Brooklyn Hospital Center, which may have deterred potential buyers over the last decade).

The buyer is a businessman and car collector who intends to use the space to hold cars, according to Lucas Smith of Oxford Property Group who, along with Sarah Jones, was his agent in the deal.

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