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31-Room Clinton Hill Mansion Seeks a Whopping $10M

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Fort Greene may be the best neighborhood in Brooklyn, but it's not the only one that can have a $10 million house?this 31-room mansion at 278 Clinton Avenue in Clinton Hill has just been listed for the same price. It's the most expensive listing in the neighborhood by more than $700,000, and it's one of the most expensive properties in the whole borough. Built in 1884, the beautiful red brick home retains its original Queen Ann and Neo Grec architectural details, and it has a 60-foot wide front garden. There's a two-car garage, and the 6,900-square-feet of living space is split into several apartments that can be rented. There's also an additional buildable square footage up to about 5,700 square feet.

The Corcoran listing notes 7 units, but the brokerbabble does not mention an exact number. Unfortunately, the floor plans are illegible, so they are no help in determining how many apartments there are:

History buffs will appreciate the fact that Charles Pratt, a partner in Rockefeller's company Standard Oil company, once lived on the landmarked block, and the home's timeline can be traced all the way back to its original owner, a chemist named Behrend H. Huttman.
· Listing: 278 Clinton Avenue [Corcoran]