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One-Bedroom in Clinton Hill Former Shoe Factory (Across the Street from Pratt) Wants $795K

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The co-op has huge windows, high ceilings, and a wraparound balcony.

A living area with hardwood floors and 10.4-foot ceilings inside a Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, co-op building. Photos: Vistabee/Courtesy of Alexandra Clarke, Compass
Price: $795,000
Location: Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

The six-story prewar building at 372 Dekalb Avenue, known as Clinton Mews, once housed the Grossman Shoe Factory and then sat empty for years until it was converted into a co-op in the late 1980s. This one-bedroom apartment sits on the fifth floor of the 78-unit elevator building and is one of just four units with a wraparound balcony overlooking mature trees, which help obscure the adjacent gated parking lot (there’s currently a short waitlist for a space, which is offered to tenants for $177 a month). It’s right next to the Pratt campus and an 11-minute walk on Dekalb to the southeastern corner of Fort Greene Park, where there is a farmers market on Saturdays. The G train at Classon Avenue is a 4-minute walk away.

Specs: 1 bed, 1 bath, approx. 785 square feet (interior), 150 square feet (exterior)

The airy apartment makes its industrial bones known with an expansive layout, massive (south-facing) windows, and 10-foot-4-inch ceilings throughout. The current owners, whose first-time homebuying experience was spotlighted in a 2017 New York Times story, apparently spent tens of thousands of dollars renovating, giving the kitchen a custom stainless-steel makeover (countertops and cabinets included), along with plenty of subway tile and exposed walnut shelves. The updated bathroom across from the washer-dryer has a grid-framed walk-in shower, concrete sink, and concrete floors, while the bedroom has two closets (one of them a walk-in) and space for a desk or two. The building comes with bike storage, a courtyard, on-site security and super, as well as two full-time porters, all of which factors into a maintenance fee of $1,034 a month (fairly reasonable).

A dining area with a wooden table, hardwood floors, a hanging lamp, and white walls.
The large living area has enough room for a dining table and opens right to the kitchen.
A living area with hardwood floors, white walls, a beige couch, several planters, and a door that leads to a balcony.
Treetop views from the private wraparound balcony.
An open kitchen with a Bertazzoni range, white tile backsplash, and stainless-steel countertops.
The renovated stainless-steel kitchen has a Bertazzoni range, walnut shelves, and subway-tile backsplash.
A terrace with exposed brick and black iron railings.
Only four units in the building have this kind of wraparound balcony.
A private terrace with exposed brick, iron railings, a bike, two chairs, and several planters.
Enough space for an outdoor seating area or two.
A bedroom with hardwood floors, a large casement window, a small bed, and several planters.
The bedroom has a walk-in closet, huge windows, and enough space for a work-from-home setup.