It seems that actor Ethan Hawke has a type: historic, lovingly-restored townhouses with big backyards. Last week, we learned that Hawke sold his colorful home on West 21st Street for $6.25 million, and now Real Estalker reports that he's picked up a very similar house in a not-so-similar (or kind of similar?) neighborhood: Boerum Hill. His new abode, at 247 Dean Street, was last listed for $3.95 million; the final sale price is still unknown. Like his previous house, this 4,026-square-foot place is a two-family building with an owner's triplex and a garden-level rental. A 2003 renovation completely upgraded the plumbing, heating, and electrical systems, while restoring original 19th century details.
Some brokerbabble about the restoration:
The owners took meticulous care to restore the building's original details, which include ornate crown moldings and medallions, five working fireplaces with marble mantles, wide plank floors, pocket doors with stained glass, hand crafted Landmark approved windows, and beautiful original woodwork. The parlor floor opens onto a full width steel deck, perched over a sunny garden with a bluestone patio. The yard feels double wide, thanks to a low fence. The surrounding yards are open, well kept, and lush, creating a sense of being in the countryside· Ethan Hawke Buys More For Less In Brooklyn [Real Estalker]
· Listing: 247 Dean Street [StreetEasy]
· Ethan Hawke Set To Sell His Colorful Chelsea Townhouse [Curbed]