Clinton Hill is a vibrant and highly eclectic area with an ever-burgeoning restaurant culture and a long-standing academic presence. Washington Avenue itself is one of the district’s wider and grander streets and is noted for the variety and magnificence of its Victorian architecture, of which 510 Washington is a classic example.
Featuring an original cornice, ironwork, arched front doors and a classic stoop, the four-story brownstone is currently configured as four floor-through one-bedroom apartments.
The parlor apartment boasts a wealth of original features, including parquet floors, elegant Victorian window and door surrounds, ceiling medallions, pocket doors, and charming ivory marble mantels.
The garden apartment is finished with white chair railings, recessed lighting, a decorative fireplace, newly renovated en-suite bath, and a mud room that accesses a spacious garden plot. The upper two apartments also feature original details, such as marble mantels and inlaid wood floors.
Airy bathrooms and compact kitchens anchor the living spaces in a practical floor plan. The units have east and west exposures for good cross ventilation.
Given the transportation options, the nearby Pratt community of faculty and students and the attractiveness of the site, the building seems like an excellent chance to acquire a quality income-generating multiple-dwelling. Yet it would be equally attractive as a single-family home, should the buyer be thus inclined.
The house is half a block from shops and eateries on Fulton Avenue, one of Brooklyn’s main arteries, and the C train at the Clinton-Washington stop. The Greene Playground and Underwood Park are a five-minute walk; the prestigious Pratt Institute is reached in 10 minutes. Barclay’s Center, Atlantic Terminal and BAM are nearby.
Andrew Matina and Gabriel Greenberg of Douglas Elliman have the listing, which is asking $2.695 million.