405 Clinton Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

9 beds5.5 baths8,750 sqft

Sold: $6,500,000
Sold on 12/05/14
Zestimate®: $4,426,518
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SPLENDID BEYOND BELIEF. 405 Clinton Avenue is a freestanding completely restored + meticulously renovated mansion, built by William Bunker Tubby for Brooklyn's second-to-last mayor, Charles A. Schieren, and said to have been the home of Jimmy Walker, the city's Jazz Age mayor. Enter to find a library, with two walls of floor-to-ceiling shelves (served by rolling ladder) a living room with a hidden projector screen & wood-burning fireplaces (6 in all). The kitchen, open to the sunlit dining room, is fully equipped with 2 dishwashers, a Wedgewood stove with 2 ovens. Step right out to the private patio and quiet lush backyard for a long cocktail or dinner with friends. The 2nd floor houses the master bedroom and en suite bath w/shower, extra-deep 19th Century bathtub (the mayor's!) and bidet. Down the hall, is a bright bedroom with bath and adjoining playroom. Adjacent is a sitting room that opens onto a balcony that overlooks the street. The 3rd floor offers 4 bedrooms, one currently a den with a fireplace and wet bar, the largest a writer's studio with a Juliet balcony. There is a study and 1.5 baths on this floor as well. The English basement has a workout room + garden rental. Zoned HVAC heats & cools the home. Prospect Park (Olmsted & Vaux's masterpiece) is a few tree-lined streets south. To the NW is Fort Greene Park, which was proposed by Walt Whitman, and is arguably the city's liveliest and most charming green space. It's hard to imagine a better location or home.  More Less 


  • Lot: 4,200 sqft
  • Townhouse
  • Built in 1900
  • Last sold: Dec 2014 for $6,500,000
  • Price/sqft: $743


  • Flooring: Hardwood

      Additional Features

      • , Exercise room Private storage Recreation room Alarm system Video security Cable TV ready High speed internet Original detail Maid's room Wood-burning fireplace, Workout room, Freestanding mansion, 6 Wood burning Fireplaces, Close to bike shops boutiques used book stores, Terrace Garden & 2 balconies, Three zoned Central Air, Hide-away projector screen for movie-viewing, Over 90 Windows!, plumbing in basement for indoor lap pool

      Appliances Included

      • Range / Oven
      • Refrigerator


      • Room count: 26
      • # Stories: 4.0
      • Unit count: 2


      • Floor size: 8,750 sqft
      • Last remodel year: 1900
      • Lot depth: 105
      • Lot width: 40
      • Parcel #: 019610023
      • Zillow Home ID: 30613183

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      Market guide

      Zillow predicts Clinton Hill home values will increase 7.7% next year, compared to a 2.9% rise for New York as a whole. Among New York homes, this home is valued 698.9% more than the midpoint (median) home, and is valued 73.8% more per square foot.

      Foreclosures will be a factor impacting home values in the next several years. In Clinton Hill, the number of foreclosures waiting to be sold is 527.1% greater than in New York, and 49.6% higher than the national average. This higher local number may prevent Clinton Hill home values from rising as quickly as other regions in New York.

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