It was just about a year ago that the landmarked Lefferts-Laidlaw House in Clinton Hill hit the market for $4.5 million, bearing the fruits of a renovation gone not-quite-right. It’s gone through a bit of a price roller-coaster in that year, according to StreetEasy—it was at one point asking $4.8 million, then got price chopped down to $3 million.
Now, it’s returned with something in between: Its new price tag is a cool $3.55 million, which is slightly more reasonable considering the amount of work needed in the home (a previous listing noted that interested buyers would need “a little labor of love and an architect well-versed in working with Landmarks”).
As we previously reported, the home was designated a landmark in 2011, thanks to its intact original details—clapboard siding, decorative moldings, and the like—as well as the fact that it’s a "rare surviving example of a freestanding, temple-fronted Greek Revival building in Brooklyn, and may be the only remaining temple-fronted Greek Revival residence in Kings County." (It’s also possibly haunted—Scouting NY lays out the whole spooky tale.)
As for the particulars, the home has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a ton of outdoor space, including a backyard and a wraparound terrace on the second floor. But will the new lower price be enough to help it snag a buyer? We’ll have to wait and see.
- Listing: 136 Clinton Avenue [Ideal Properties]
- 19th-century Clinton Hill landmark with a spooky past wants $4.5M [Curbed]