The mansion at 247 Hancock Street in Bed-Stuy is arguably one of the most gorgeous homes in all of Brooklyn. Dating back to 1887, the historic brownstone was designed by Montrose Morris for water meter magnate and Irish immigrant John C. Kelley, and last October, it hit the market for a hefty $6 million, making it the most expensive home in the neighborhood. NBC recently toured the home with owner Claudia Moran, who bought the house in the 1980s, and the video (starting around 0:50) shows off the unique home's best features, including the 100-year-old mahogany bar and full-floor parlor. Curbed commenters think the asking price is way too high, but clearly Moran and her broker are hoping that the TV spot will give the listing a boost.
· Open House: The Queen of Mansions in Bed-Stuy [NBC via Brownstoner]
· Listing: 247 Hancock Street [Halstead via StreetEasy]
· Historic Bed-Stuy Mansion Hits Market, Wants $6 Million [Curbed]
· All 247 Hancock Street coverage [Curbed]