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Clinton Hill Mansion Owned by Two Ex-Mayors Wants $9.875M

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Welcome to the Brooklyn Townhouse Roundup, where we—you guessed it—take a look at the most notable Brooklyn townhouses on the market. Got tips? Send 'em here.

↑ In Clinton Hill, this gorgeous, 9,000-square-foot mansion is, according to the listing, "SPLENDID BEYOND BELIEF." For once, that's some brokerbabble we can really get behind. William Tubby built the house for Brooklyn mayor Charles A. Schieren before Brooklyn and Manhattan were consolidated and, according to rumor, Prohibition-era mayor Jimmy Walker also lived in the house for a time. There's a lovely library with floor-to-ceiling shelves, a living room with "a hidden projector screen," six wood-burning fireplaces in total, and a massive backyard and patio. It kind of looks like a less-whimsical/cluttered version of that house from The Royal Tenenbaums. Last year, it hit the rental market for $14,000/month, but now it's looking to sell for an impressive $9.875 million.

↑ Also in Clinton Hill, this charming little brownstone is asking $2.795 million. It's currently configured as an owners triplex with a living room that spans the length of the house, a gas fireplace, and a recently renovated kitchen. There's also a high-income producing duplex rental unit.

↑ Here's yet another gem in Clinton Hill, this time asking $3.875 million. Located in the historic district, this pre-Civil War house is one of the oldest houses in the area. It has a garage and driveway, windows on all sides, and a ton of original details, such as marble and mahogany fireplaces and ornate parquet flooring.

↑ In Vinegar Hill, this modern townhouse comes attached to a carriage house. There's indoor parking, views of Manhattan, and recently renovated features, including a chefs kitchen and spa bathrooms. It also has SMARThome technology, a custom staircase, and what looks like a walk-in closet the size of most New Yorkers' apartments. It's asking $4.35 million.

↑ Last but not least, this limestone townhouse in Prospect-Lefferts is asking $1.895 million. Built in 1909 by famed Brooklyn architect Axel Hedman, the three-story home has parquet floors, high ceilings with decorative moldings, and numerous gas fireplaces. The kitchen has been completely refurbished, while one of the baths has retained original subway tiling and the claw foot tub.
· Brooklyn Townhouse Roundup archives [Curbed]