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Michelin-Star Chef Whips Up $3.75M for Victorian Townhouse

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The 1880 Clinton Hill townhouse once owned by the great jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis is now home to another great: Aliya LeeKong, culinary creative director and a chef at the Michelin-starred Junoon. LeeKong and her husband gobbled up the digs at 374 Washington Avenue for the full ask of $3.75 million, the Observer reports. The home is a four-story Victorian with 14-foot-high parlor level ceilings, wood-burning fireplaces, and elegant polished cherry wood floors. The brokerbabble makes much of "all the detailing and grandeur associated with [Edith Wharton's] The Age of Innocence." (It's actually not that easy to debunk that assertion.) In addition to the parlor-level kitchen, dining room, and living room, the home holds four dedicated bedrooms with a study, den and a library, and three full and three half bathrooms. Additionally, there is a garden apartment with a separate entrance.

· House of Worth: Clinton Hill Townhouse Sells to Michelin-Starred Chef, Husband for $3.75 M. [NYO]
· Grammy-Winning Saxophonist's Former Abode Wants $3.75 million [Curbed]
· Listing: 374 Washington Avenue [StreetEasy]
· All 374 Washington Avenue coverage [Curbed]