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280 Washington Avenue

Willoughby Avenue and De Kalb Avenue
Townhouse
$9,995,000
Annual Taxes: $21,489
What will this home cost?
Subway Lines
Subway number G Subway number C
Nearby Subway Stations
Subway number G Washington Ave - Lafayette Ave
Subway number C Oxford St - Fulton Ave
Essentials
Price $9,995,000
Type Townhouse
Unit 1
Floors 5
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms 7.5
Rooms 24
Approx. Sq. Ft. 10,000
Key Features
Balcony
Cable Ready
Central Air
Concrete Floors
Courtyard
Decorative Fireplaces
Dining Room
Dishwasher
Elevator
Excellent Light
Garden
Great Closet Space
Hardwood Floors
Herringbone Floors
High-Speed Internet
Juliet Balcony
Marble Bath
Modern Kitchen
New Windows
Office
Oversized Windows
Parquet Floors
Partial City View
Patio
Prewar Detail
Renovated Bathroom
Security System
Storage Space
Terrace
Walk-In Closets
Washer/Dryer
Original Otis Elevator (Working)

The Brooklyn Mansion
Welcome to The Pfizer Mansion, 280 Washington Avenue in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Built in 1887, this 10,000 square foot, block-through property, with 7 bedrooms, 5 full-baths, 3 half-baths, an elevator, and private parking leaves nothing to be desired. This is the crème de la crème of city living - 21st century luxury with a historic past, and the perfect amenities to match. At your request, a tour of this property can be arranged, for buyers, with notice. I look forward to showing you a property that is truly one in a New York million.

The Details
Almost 5,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor entertainment space make this the home for the notable and distinguished. At 105 feet long, the parlor level has a formal living room, sitting room, dining room, and eat-in chef’s kitchen, spotlighting the unmatched work of skillful craftsmen from the last two centuries. The garden level features an informal sitting room, wine cellar, and a ‘sunken’ party room. From the parlor and garden levels, guests can access the private parking and woodland garden designed by the prestigious and award-winning landscape design firm Rees Roberts + Partners. Upstairs are four elegant suites, two bedrooms, an office and library; each with distinct design brought to life through one-of-a-kind features. Each room is an unrepeatable sanctuary, which must be seen to be believed.

The Restoration
A multi-million dollar renovation, designed by the owner, Jessica Warren, of JP Warren Interiors and Neuhaus Design Architecture, was executed floor-by-floor by artisans, resurrecting the history and priceless details of this 1887 Queen Anne mansion. It is evident from the restoration that this was a labor of love. Over hundreds of hours, craftsmen restored and created features unique to this distinct home, by hand. The yards of woodwork and plaster moldings throughout the home, the dozen plus immaculately revamped stained glass windows, and the numerous floors meticulously resurrected and recreated are just a fraction of what was breathed into this home to give it a new life. Hand-painted de Gournay wallpaper in the Askew pattern covers the walls of a bathing room, which was formerly a nuns’ chapel, and swoony peacock-blue wallpaper with glamorous faces and matching blue glass cover the walls of another bath. Each bedroom, with rare woodwork and features that sets them apart from each other, was brought back to life. This home was restored to tell a timeless story, and there wasn’t a nook or cranny spared from its owner’s platinum touch.

The History
The Pfizer Mansion, built by Charles Erhart, co-founder of Pfizer Pharmaceutical and cousin of Charles Pfizer, for his daughter has only had five distinct occupants. Walter Rappelyea Davies, a prominent attorney descending from an early Brooklyn land-owning family and treasurer for The Brooklyn Committee for the Prevention of Tuberculosis, was the second owner. In 1925, The Brooklyn Public Library used the house as their offices. During that time the mansion featured a tea room, a stenographer’s room and a mailroom. In 1930, the Church purchased the house to use as the Bishop's residence, and later used the property as the St. Angela Hall school library and convent. In 1991, Legion Davies, a rock musician, purchased the home, which he shared with Killing Joke bandmate, bass player, Paul Raven, also of Prong and Ministry. In 2007, the home was purchased by the Warrens and lived in for five years before becoming a distinguished bed and breakfast, The Notorious B&B. This mansion has a true story to tell.

Find Your Sweet Spot

Additional features of this building include: Original Otis Elevator (working).

Agent
Clinton Hill
Clinton Hill real estate
With Prospect Heights, Bed Stuy, Williamsburg and Fort Greene as neighbors, Clinton Hill is ideally situated in the heart of Brooklyn. This charming historic neighborhood is home to the internationally renowned Pratt Institute and St. Joseph's College. Once planned as a country retreat from New York, it retains a relaxed ambiance down its tree-lined side streets, while still giving you easy access to the city through the A, C, and G lines and the BQE. In recent years new bars and restaurants have opened in this ethnically diverse neighborhood, giving it an increasingly upscale feel.
Explore Clinton Hill

280 Washington Avenue
Willoughby Avenue and De Kalb Avenue
Townhouse
Essentials
Price $9,995,000
Annual Taxes $21,489
Type Townhouse
Unit 1
Floors 5
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms 7.5
Rooms 24
Approx. Sq. Ft. 10,000

The Brooklyn Mansion
Welcome to The Pfizer Mansion, 280 Washington Avenue in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Built in 1887, this 10,000 square foot, block-through property, with 7 bedrooms, 5 full-baths, 3 half-baths, an elevator, and private parking leaves nothing to be desired. This is the crème de la crème of city living - 21st century luxury with a historic past, and the perfect amenities to match. At your request, a tour of this property can be arranged, for buyers, with notice. I look forward to showing you a property that is truly one in a New York million.

The Details
Almost 5,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor entertainment space make this the home for the notable and distinguished. At 105 feet long, the parlor level has a formal living room, sitting room, dining room, and eat-in chef’s kitchen, spotlighting the unmatched work of skillful craftsmen from the last two centuries. The garden level features an informal sitting room, wine cellar, and a ‘sunken’ party room. From the parlor and garden levels, guests can access the private parking and woodland garden designed by the prestigious and award-winning landscape design firm Rees Roberts + Partners. Upstairs are four elegant suites, two bedrooms, an office and library; each with distinct design brought to life through one-of-a-kind features. Each room is an unrepeatable sanctuary, which must be seen to be believed.

The Restoration
A multi-million dollar renovation, designed by the owner, Jessica Warren, of JP Warren Interiors and Neuhaus Design Architecture, was executed floor-by-floor by artisans, resurrecting the history and priceless details of this 1887 Queen Anne mansion. It is evident from the restoration that this was a labor of love. Over hundreds of hours, craftsmen restored and created features unique to this distinct home, by hand. The yards of woodwork and plaster moldings throughout the home, the dozen plus immaculately revamped stained glass windows, and the numerous floors meticulously resurrected and recreated are just a fraction of what was breathed into this home to give it a new life. Hand-painted de Gournay wallpaper in the Askew pattern covers the walls of a bathing room, which was formerly a nuns’ chapel, and swoony peacock-blue wallpaper with glamorous faces and matching blue glass cover the walls of another bath. Each bedroom, with rare woodwork and features that sets them apart from each other, was brought back to life. This home was restored to tell a timeless story, and there wasn’t a nook or cranny spared from its owner’s platinum touch.

The History
The Pfizer Mansion, built by Charles Erhart, co-founder of Pfizer Pharmaceutical and cousin of Charles Pfizer, for his daughter has only had five distinct occupants. Walter Rappelyea Davies, a prominent attorney descending from an early Brooklyn land-owning family and treasurer for The Brooklyn Committee for the Prevention of Tuberculosis, was the second owner. In 1925, The Brooklyn Public Library used the house as their offices. During that time the mansion featured a tea room, a stenographer’s room and a mailroom. In 1930, the Church purchased the house to use as the Bishop's residence, and later used the property as the St. Angela Hall school library and convent. In 1991, Legion Davies, a rock musician, purchased the home, which he shared with Killing Joke bandmate, bass player, Paul Raven, also of Prong and Ministry. In 2007, the home was purchased by the Warrens and lived in for five years before becoming a distinguished bed and breakfast, The Notorious B&B. This mansion has a true story to tell.

Find Your Sweet Spot

Additional features of this building include: Original Otis Elevator (working).

Balcony
Cable Ready
Central Air
Concrete Floors
Courtyard
Decorative Fireplaces
Dining Room
Dishwasher
Elevator
Excellent Light
Garden
Great Closet Space
Hardwood Floors
Herringbone Floors
High-Speed Internet
Juliet Balcony
Marble Bath
Modern Kitchen
New Windows
Office
Oversized Windows
Parquet Floors
Partial City View
Patio
Prewar Detail
Renovated Bathroom
Security System
Storage Space
Terrace
Walk-In Closets
Washer/Dryer
Original Otis Elevator (Working)
Clinton Hill
Clinton Hill real estate
With Prospect Heights, Bed Stuy, Williamsburg and Fort Greene as neighbors, Clinton Hill is ideally situated in the heart of Brooklyn. This charming historic neighborhood is home to the internationally renowned Pratt Institute and St. Joseph's College. Once planned as a country retreat from New York, it retains a relaxed ambiance down its tree-lined side streets, while still giving you easy access to the city through the A, C, and G lines and the BQE. In recent years new bars and restaurants have opened in this ethnically diverse neighborhood, giving it an increasingly upscale feel.
Explore Clinton Hill
Subway Lines
Subway number G Subway number C
Nearby Subway Stations
Subway number G Washington Ave - Lafayette Ave
Subway number C Oxford St - Fulton Ave