Welcome to 158 Clinton Street, located on this tree-lined, idyllic block in New York City's first landmark neighborhood, Brooklyn Heights. This incredible home was built in 1847 in the Greek Revival architecture style. Henry Wells etched his name into the glass of the 3rd floor window in October 1861. While he lived here, he founded American Express and went on to found Wells Fargo.
o Facade features a cornice up top with an adorned frieze below, a handsome mix of red brick with brownstone sills and lintels, intricate wrought iron rails, window lattice and fencing.
o The brownstone steps lead to a stunning stained glass front door entrance.
o When you enter the parlor level you feel the generous 25.5 foot width of the home complemented by the 12 foot ceilings and oversized windows.
o Some Greek revival influenced niceties include plaster crown and picture moldings, marble mantels, operational shutters, wainscoting, Dorian columns and a wood burning fireplace.
o The floors are hand nailed white oak with inlaid mahogany borders.
o The living room leads to the dining room where the details continue with a matching decorative fireplace mantel, built-in shell cabinetry with open shelving, a unique inlaid border on the floors, chair molding and two doors out to the back deck.
o The parlor floor is finished out with a windowed kitchen, 1/2 bath and formal entryway.
o The grand oval staircase of this home is truly a showstopper with a circular skylight illuminating the steps.
o Original details carry throughout the owner triplex including shutters, moldings, mantels and built-ins.
o The second floor features a family room that spans the entire width of the house. The second floor primary bedroom has a huge walk-in closet, western exposure over the backyard and a large midcentury style en suite bathroom.
o The third floor features three bedrooms, two with marble mantels, two walk in closets and a 1/2 bath combined with laundry room and en-suite bathroom in the west bedroom.
o Finishing out the owner triplex is a full attic.
o The garden apartment downstairs is absolute perfection with hand nailed floors, open kitchen with huge pantry, two bedrooms, two bathrooms and backyard access.
o The garden unit also has access to the full unfinished basement with two electric meters, one hot water heater and boiler (2015).
The lot is 25.5 feet wide by 107.7 feet deep and the house is 25.5 by 42 feet. There are 2,432 square feet of unused FAR. While tucked away on a quiet tree-lined street, 158 Clinton Street is located near excellent schools and all of the conveniences of Borough Hall (2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, F, R subways) in the heart of Brooklyn Heights. You will enjoy easy access to the Promenade, Brooklyn Bridge Park and the many piers as well as nearby Trader Joe's, Sahadis, Barnes & Noble, and many dining options.
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