Listing illustrations or photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman
A minor above a year back, we highlighted this townhouse, one of the most incredible in Brooklyn, when it decreased its asking price to $10 million immediately after 1st listing for $13.5 million in 2018. It is now returned for an even much more minimized selling price of $9.2 million. Located at 280 Washington Avenue in Clinton Hill, the 10,000-sq.-foot Queen Anne mansion is not notable just for its opulent interiors but for the point that it was designed in 1887 for Charles Erhart, co-founder of the Pfizer pharmaceutical organization and brother-in-regulation to Charles Pfizer. The home’s present operator is a designer and undertook a magnificent renovation that retained historic details like an unique Otis elevator, moldings and woodwork galore, and stained glass, as properly as extra modern upgrades like a sunken “speakeasy” social gathering area, wine cellar, and meticulously landscaped backyard.
As 6sqft formerly reported:
The 1887 Queen Anne mansion was, after its initial proprietor, bought by an legal professional. In 1925, The Brooklyn General public Library utilized the property as their offices. In 1930, it grew to become home to the Catholic church for use as the Bishop’s residence and afterwards the St. Angela Hall faculty library and convent. In 1991, Legion Davies, rock musician and member of the band Killing Joke, acquired the home, which he shared for a time with bandmate Paul Raven, also of Prong and Ministry.
The present homeowners, Douglas Warren and designer Jessica Warren, paid just $3.2 million for the dwelling when they bought it in 2007. As we mentioned, Ms. Warren “is a lifelong collector of mid-century fashionable furniture and the few was avid artwork collectors.” While she and her staff at JP Warren Interiors managed the interior design, she enlisted Neuhaus Style and design Architecture, as perfectly as famous preservation consults Robert Silman Associates.
Ms. Warren explained to Douglas Elliman, “It’s like living in my possess universe. The rooms are evocative. The mild is magical. The property takes me to different time durations, international locations, lives… all while remaining in the center of a Brooklyn block.”
For the reason that the residence was designed on a 200-foot whole-block whole lot, it has expansive interiors, together with 7 bedrooms and eight bathrooms. Through are 8 fireplaces, restored plaster moldings, paneling, immaculately reinstated stained-glass home windows, and recreated and restored inlaid flooring. Modern day additions include all new copper plumbing, all new electrical,
vitality-economical incredibly hot h2o and warmth program, air filtration procedure, and central A/C.
On the backyard garden stage, there’s a formal living space, sitting space, and eating room, as effectively as an try to eat-in chefs’ kitchen found in a rear extension with a custom copper roof and curved glass windows. The kitchen boasts a Subzero fridge, Asko dishwasher, and Viking vary with grill.
The stunning rear garden was made by Rees Roberts + Partners replete with mature locusts, crape myrtle trees, and a wisteria pergola. There is also a garage available from Waverly Avenue.
The entire next flooring is devoted to the grasp suite. The bedroom faces the road and features a bay window and a smaller balcony in the other bay. There is a stroll-in closet and a complete rest room that lead into the other lavatory, which has been built as a sanctuary with the soaking tub as the focal level. In the rear, there is a further home that could be applied as a library, sitting home, or more bed room.
There are three bedrooms on the third flooring, two of which have en-suite bogs, as very well as a laundry place. Two added bedrooms are on the fourth floor.
Not pictured is the basement level, where you’ll find tons of storage place, a dwelling workplace, a home theater, and a temperature-managed wine cellar.
The home is positioned a few blocks from the G prepare at Clinton-Washington Avenues, all-around the corner from Pratt, appropriate close to all the dining establishments on DeKalb Avenue, and a quick stroll to Fort Greene Park.
Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman
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