181 St James Pl - Clinton Hill, New York
Introducing 181 Saint James Place, a single family home of unique character, design and history. On a premiere block in the Clinton Hill Historic District which contains some of Brooklyn's finest enclaves of late nineteenth-century rowhouses, 181 is the centerpiece of three handsome rowhouses designed circa 1892 by the prominent Brooklyn architect William Tubby as a commission by Charles Pratt's Morris Building Company. The richly detailed interior features the center staircase capped by a sky-light. This rare feature allows the 17 foot house to open up to its full width at both front and back of the floors, making the proportions of the rooms large and inviting. The 5-bedroom, 3-bathroom house is classically formatted with the kitchen in its original position on the garden level. The parlor floor is a welcoming assemblage of entry hall, stair hall, parlor, dining room and butler's pantry. Upstairs are five bedrooms and two bathrooms. The current owners have maintained the authenticity of the house while adding an antique/country look and feel throughout. Many of the original details on the interior remain including the custom millwork, 5 decorative mantels (4 with fire boxes), stained glass windows and hardware. The exterior is an arcade motif façade in a mixture of Romanesque Revival and Queen Anne styles which features a prominent blind oeil-de-boeuf (bulls-eye) with four keystones at the peak of the gable. There have been a number of mechanical updates over time and the house is ready for the attention it needs to preserve its lasting legacy. The house is conveniently located near transportation, merchants, and restaurants, BAM, Brooklyn Flea and Fort Greene Park. This home will be delivered vacant.
This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman