[All images via The Moran Victorian Mansion]
In Bed-Stuy, a gorgeous, 1900 mansion has officially hit the market. Designed by Montrose Morris and modeled after the Vanderbilt mansion on Fifth Avenue, the house was built for water meter magnate and Irish immigrant John C. Kelley and has a ton of nice features, including lots of carved wood detailing, Corinthian columns, chandeliers, and a billiard room with a bar. In the back, there's an expansive rose garden and koi pond. According to Brownstoner, the mansion served as a hangout for President Grover Cleveland and was used as a set in the recent film Gods Behaving Badly. It has also been used as a site for fashion shoots, weddings, and other events.
Retired ad exec Claudia Moran bought the Kelley House in the 80s for a down payment of just $7,500 when it was operating as an illegal SRO. She then spent years restoring the home to its former glory. Now, she's set to reap the benefits of all her hard work: the house is asking an impressive $6 million, which makes it the most expensive single-family home in the neighborhood.
· Listing: 247 Hancock Street [Halstead]
· Bed Stuy Mansion to Ask $6 Million['Stoner]
· All 247 Hancock coverage [Curbed]