This stately brownstone at 101 Greene Avenue in Clinton Hill was originally the home of Bishop John Loughlin, the first bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn. It was built in the late 19th century in the transitional Italianate-Neo Grec style and is landmarked.
It sits on an oversized corner lot and has side windows — including a charming bay window — overlooking a side garden, allowing for good light in the interior and greenery on three sides. It’s configured as a triplex over a duplex, both with their own separate entrances. (The second entrance is at 387 Vanderbilt Avenue.)
Its uppermost story, the fifth floor, is not visible from the street.
Many original details inside and out include two pier mirrors, the original staircase and paneling, wide-plank floorboards, doors, moldings and plaster arches. There are also at least two mantels.
Entry for the lower residence is at the sleeping level with two large bedrooms and a full bath. Surrounding this level is a lush garden, including a courtyard in the rear. The parlor level above has very high ceilings and offers a half bath, large kitchen, and especially roomy living area.
The upper residence consists of a living room/dining area, kitchen, bedroom and balcony on the third floor. Above that are two more bedrooms, including a master bedroom with a double height ceiling with two levels of windows and a private terrace with a view.
Also on the bedroom floor are a full bathroom, a vented washer and dryer, and two walk-in closets. The top floor comprises a fourth bedroom.
Both units are separately metered for heat and hot water. The building will be delivered vacant.
Clinton Hill is known for its historic architecture of many eras, including mansions on Clinton Avenue. It is walking distance to many of Brooklyn’s attractions, including Fort Green Park, the BAM Cultural District, Pratt, Atlantic Terminal and Barclays Center. Transportation is plentiful as well, with 11 subway lines converging nearby.
Annual taxes are $8,471.84. Listed by Adam Zinberg, Emily Matles and Mina Kim of Douglas Elliman, the home is asking $2.995 million.