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Historic Bed-Stuy mansion asks $6M

That price makes it the most expensive home in the neighborhood

October 12, 2014 12:00PM

247 Hancock Street

247 Hancock Street

A 1900 mansion has hit the market in Bed-Stuy asking $6 million, making it the most expensive single-family home in the neighborhood.

Designed by Montrose Morris and modeled after the Vanderbilt mansion on Fifth Avenue, the house was built for water meter magnate John Kelley, according to Curbed.

The home features carved wood detailing, Corinthian columns, a billiard room with a bar and an expansive rose garden.

According to Brownstoner, the mansion was visited by President Grover Cleveland and was used as a set in the recent film Gods Behaving Badly.

Retired ad exec Claudia Moran bought the Kelley House in the 1980s for a down payment of just $7,500. She then spent years restoring the home. [Curbed]Christopher Cameron

  • Elegant Young Gentleman

    Smh… I live in Bedstuy and wouldn’t pay 6 million for this.

  • Lionel

    Is this a joke?

  • art

    $6M to live in crime ridden BEDSTUY???
    They will never get this or even close to that price…simply crazy!!!

  • Michelle K

    Based on market trends, I think this architectural masterpiece can trade at 3.5 million.

    • TJ

      you must be a broker @ Michelle K sounds right on tops $3.5M

      • Elegant Young Gentleman

        I was going to say the same, 3 mill to 4 mill MAX.

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