Clinton Hill’s majestic Pfizer mansion returns for $9.2M

Listing illustrations or photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

A small above a yr in the past, we highlighted this townhouse, one of the most remarkable in Brooklyn, when it lowered its inquiring rate to $10 million just after first listing for $13.5 million in 2018. It’s now returned for an even much more minimized selling price of $9.2 million. Found at 280 Washington Avenue in Clinton Hill, the 10,000-square-foot Queen Anne mansion is not noteworthy just for its opulent interiors but for the fact that it was crafted in 1887 for Charles Erhart, co-founder of the Pfizer pharmaceutical enterprise and brother-in-regulation to Charles Pfizer. The home’s present-day operator is a designer and undertook a magnificent renovation that retained historic specifics like an first Otis elevator, moldings and woodwork galore, and stained glass, as effectively as additional modern updates like a sunken “speakeasy” social gathering room, wine cellar, and meticulously landscaped backyard.

As 6sqft previously documented:

The 1887 Queen Anne mansion was, immediately after its first proprietor, procured by an lawyer. In 1925, The Brooklyn General public Library utilized the residence as their offices. In 1930, it turned residence to the Catholic church for use as the Bishop’s residence and afterwards the St. Angela Hall school library and convent. In 1991, Legion Davies, rock musician and member of the band Killing Joke, acquired the dwelling, which he shared for a time with bandmate Paul Raven, also of Prong and Ministry.

The existing proprietors, Douglas Warren and designer Jessica Warren, compensated just $3.2 million for the home when they bought it in 2007. As we noted, Ms. Warren “is a lifelong collector of mid-century contemporary home furniture and the few was avid art collectors.” While she and her staff at JP Warren Interiors managed the inside style, she enlisted Neuhaus Design Architecture, as effectively as observed preservation consults Robert Silman Associates.

Ms. Warren advised Douglas Elliman, “It’s like dwelling in my personal universe. The rooms are evocative. The light is magical. The residence normally takes me to diverse time durations, countries, lives… all whilst remaining in the center of a Brooklyn block.”

Due to the fact the property was crafted on a 200-foot complete-block large amount, it has expansive interiors, like 7 bedrooms and 8 loos. During are eight fireplaces, restored plaster moldings, paneling, immaculately reinstated stained-glass home windows, and recreated and restored inlaid flooring. Modern additions include all new copper plumbing, all new electrical,
vitality-effective very hot water and heat procedure, air filtration technique, and central A/C.

On the yard level, there’s a formal dwelling home, sitting down area, and eating home, as effectively as an consume-in chefs’ kitchen positioned in a rear extension with a customized copper roof and curved glass windows. The kitchen boasts a Subzero fridge, Asko dishwasher, and Viking vary with grill.

The attractive rear garden was designed by Rees Roberts + Associates replete with mature locusts, crape myrtle trees, and a wisteria pergola. There’s also a garage accessible from Waverly Avenue.

The overall 2nd ground is devoted to the grasp suite. The bed room faces the street and features a bay window and a little balcony in the other bay. There is a walk-in closet and a entire bathroom that direct into the other bathroom, which has been developed as a sanctuary with the soaking tub as the focal level. In the rear, there is a further area that could be applied as a library, sitting home, or further bed room.

There are three bedrooms on the third ground, two of which have en-suite bogs, as well as a laundry space. Two added bedrooms are on the fourth flooring.

Not pictured is the basement amount, where you are going to come across tons of storage place, a residence office, a residence theater, and a temperature-controlled wine cellar.

The home is positioned a couple of blocks from the G practice at Clinton-Washington Avenues, all over the corner from Pratt, right in close proximity to all the eating places on DeKalb Avenue, and a fast stroll to Fort Greene Park.

[Listin: 280 Washington Avenue by Douglas Bowan and Zia O’Hara at Douglas Elliman]


Listing photographs courtesy of Douglas Elliman

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