October 25, 2021

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Clinton Hill’s famed Pfizer mansion sells for $9.05M, environment neighborhood history

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Listing photographs courtesy of Douglas Elliman

Following 3 years on the sector, the grand Queen Anne townhouse at 280 Washington Avenue in Clinton Hill has shut for $9,050,000, location a gross sales file for the community. The past history-holder was 315 Vanderbilt Avenue, which sold for $7,200,000 in 2015. The 10,000-square-foot mansion is identified as the Pfizer mansion as it was developed in 1887 for Charles Erhart, co-founder of the Pfizer pharmaceutical company and brother-in-regulation to Charles Pfizer. The opulent home features historic specifics like an original Otis elevator, moldings and woodwork galore, 8 fireplaces, and stained glass. There’s also a sunken “speakeasy” celebration space, seven bedrooms, a wine cellar, and a beautifully landscaped yard.

The household first strike the market place in 2018 for $13.5 million. In September 2019, it decreased its ask to $10 million and then yet again to $9.2 million in December 2020.  As 6sqft previously reported:

The 1887 Queen Anne mansion was, following its initial operator, procured by an lawyer. In 1925, The Brooklyn General public Library utilized the residence as their offices. In 1930, it grew to become property to the Catholic church for use as the Bishop’s residence and afterwards the St. Angela Hall college 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 current house owners, who purchased the mansion for just $3.2 million in 2007, are avid artwork collectors Douglas Warren and designer Jessica Warren of JP Warren Interiors. Ms. Warren is a mid-century modern home furniture collector, and she and her group outfitted the home’s interiors, enlisting  Neuhaus Style and design Architecture and preservation consults Robert Silman Associates.

The couple invested about $5 million on the renovation. Ms. Warren previously explained to Douglas Elliman, “It’s like residing in my personal universe. The rooms are evocative. The light is magical. The house usually takes me to diverse time durations, nations, lives… all though remaining in the center of a Brooklyn block.”

The stunning interiors are chock whole of preserved specifics, including 8 fireplaces, restored plaster moldings, paneling, pocket doors, reinstated stained-glass home windows, and recreated and restored inlaid flooring.

The parlor flooring is 105 toes deep and features a formal dwelling place, sitting place, eating room, and eat-in chefs’ kitchen total with a Subzero fridge, Asko dishwasher, Viking selection with grill, and a eating nook positioned in a rear extension that has a custom made copper roof and curved glass windows.

The rear garden was designed by Rees Roberts + Partners, whole of experienced locusts and crape myrtle trees, as effectively as a wisteria pergola and bluestone path. Because the house was constructed on a 200-foot entire-block ton, both equally the interiors and outdoor house are expansive in actuality, there is also a garage obtainable from Waverly Avenue.

The 2nd degree is solely devoted to the serene key bed room suite, which faces the avenue and options a bay window and a modest balcony in the other bay. There is a walk-in closet and a entire bathroom that lead into a different rest room, which has been intended as a sanctuary with the soaking tub as the focal point. In the rear, there is an additional place that could be employed as a library, sitting room, or extra bedroom.

There are a few bedrooms on the 3rd floor, two of which have en-suite loos, as effectively as a laundry room. There are two far more bedrooms on the fourth floor. There is also a finished basement, which has tons of storage house, a house business, a property theater, and a temperature-controlled wine cellar.

[Listing: 280 Washington Avenue by Douglas Bowen and Zia O’Hara at Douglas Elliman]

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