Co-op in Former Brooklyn Heights Church With Fireplace, Private Terrace Asks $1.995 Million
With high ceilings, stained glass windows, and multiple levels of living space, this Brooklyn Heights apartment certainly doesn’t have a cookie cutter interior. The Gothic Revival style thrives thanks to its location in a converted 19th-century church at 99 Clinton Street.
The architect of the 1850 brownstone church in the historic Brooklyn Heights neighborhood is unknown, but the original congregation was established in the 1830s and had a few houses in the area before the building on Clinton Street was constructed.
There were also a number of name changes before it became known as the Spencer Memorial Presbyterian Church in 1911. In later 20th century history, the Gay Alliance of Brooklyn was one of the first gay civil rights groups in New York City outside of Manhattan by the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project, organized in the church in 1971 thanks to an inviting minister. The church closed in 1974, and by the end of the decade, the Spencer Mews building was featured in a New York Times article about the renaissance of the Brooklyn Heights cooperative.
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This device has a quirky but spacious layout. Thanks to the 23-foot-high ceilings, three levels fit into the roughly 2,500 square meter unit. There is a large central living area with a working fireplace, skylights, dining area and access to a private terrace. A virtual tour gives a better impression of the flow of the apartment.
A few steps further you are in the kitchen, which has some original architectural features, a shamrock window and exposed stone, and a modern skylight. The surfaces might use a style tweak, but the light wood cabinets and tile floors all look in good condition.
Up a few more steps and there is another seating area, this one with a surface made of stained glass and exposed stone.
There are two bedrooms – one has an adjoining full bath and walk-in closet, while the other has skylights and two closets. There is an additional windowless study that is closed off with sliding doors. Next to it is the other full bath, which is not shown but is visible on the virtual tour, and a laundry room.
The maintenance of the device is $ 3,500 per month.
This device was named Rent of the Day in 2016 when it was asking for $ 6,900 per month. It’s on the market now for $ 1.995 million and Richard Murray of Keller Williams has the listing. What do you think?
[Listing: 99 Clinton Street #9A | Broker: Keller Williams] GMAP
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