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289 Dekalb Avenue, Clinton Hill


7 bedrooms  |  3 bathrooms

6,342 sq ft  |  deck  |  modern garage

Asking price: $5,998,000

Taxes: $12,656

Located in Clinton Hill, 289 Dekalb Avenue is a landmarked, 22 ft wide, corner property with a MODERN PARKING GARAGE. Designed by architect Montrose W. Morris in 1889, this two-family mansion features a three-story round tower with a turret roof. Originally built in 1901, the townhouse is currently configured as a 6-bedroom triplex unit over a one-bedroom unit. The house features thirteen stained glass windows in addition to thirty four oversized windows, allowing southern and eastern natural light throughout the day.

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The combination of built-in bookshelves, pocket doors, wood coffered ceilings, eight wood-burning fireplaces, a skylight, wainscoting, carved wood craftsmanship throughout and parquet floors add exceptional character and grandeur to the interior spaces.

The parlor floor showcases a living room, a library, a dining room and a kitchen leading to a spacious deck. The second floor features three spacious bedrooms, a full bathroom, three fireplaces, two small sinks in two of the bedrooms and closets with original built-in drawers.The third floor features a stained glass skylight, three large bedrooms, a full bathroom, two fireplaces, a laundry room with a sink and closets with more built-in drawers. All three floors exhibit elegance with high ceilings including a captivating vaulted ceiling in the front room on the highest level.

The garden floor apartment has its own gated courtyard and entrance on the side at Waverly avenue and features an open concept kitchen and living room area with a dishwasher, a bedroom, a full bathroom with in-unit washer and dryer. This floor also features a spacious windowed mechanical and versatile storage room that can be transformed into a workout room, a wine cellar or an art studio. This floor is currently accessible from the parlor floor as well.


Located in prime Clinton Hill at the border of Fort Greene offers residents easy access to Fort Greene Park, other public playgrounds and plazas for outdoor activities. The proximity to BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music), independent bookstores, excellent restaurants, and gyms provides a vibrant and cultural neighborhood experience. Furthermore, being close to Barclays Center and having easy access to multiple train lines, including the 2, 3, 4, 5, N, Q, R, C, G, B, D, and LIRR, ensures convenient transportation options for commuting or exploring the city.


This magnificent home has served as a filming location for scenes in several movies and TV shows including "Brown Sugar",  "The Knick" and "Boardwalk Empire".


The tower of 289 Dekalb Avenue boasts several noteworthy features that contribute to its architectural beauty. The presence of dwarf columns, forming a cluster, serves to protect a stained-glass transom on a first-floor window. Another distinctive detail is the checkerboard pattern of stone blocks positioned between the second and third floors. Additionally, the third story showcases round arches supported by clustered columns, adding to the visual appeal of the tower. Moving to the side facade of the house, it is adorned with brick, creating an elegant and timeless appearance. The facade incorporates a series of projecting and recessed bays, further enhancing the architectural complexity and overall charm of the property. These design elements contribute to the unique and captivating aesthetic of the property.

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