Home of one of Brooklyn’s last mayors hits the market

Upgraded eight-bedroom, 8,000-square-foot pad asking just under $10M

TRD New York /
May.May 13, 2014 09:00 AM

A Clinton Hill home designed in 1889 for Charles Schieren, one of Brooklyn’s last mayors before the metropolis became part of New York City, is on the market for $9.875 million.

The 8,000-square-foot free-standing house is now in the hands of owners Sean Wilsey and his wife Daphne Beal, who purchased the 405 Clinton Avenue pad for $1.75 million in 2009. Landmarked and designated part of the Clinton Hill Historic District, the home was gut renovated and upgraded to the tune of $3.5 million, the Wall Street Journal reported.

“We kept the soul of the house but we had to do everything,” Beal told the Journal. “There’s a full modernity transfusion that went in there.”

The duo installed new air conditioning, wiring and nearly 100 new windows, while removing a three-story extension on the back of the house to make room for a patio. The home’s pine beams were remilled and used for some flooring and wood paneling, while terra-cotta fish scale tile — once approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission — was added to the roof. The home has eight bedrooms, three full and two half-baths and a garden apartment with one bedroom and one bathroom.

Kyle Talbott and Karen Talbott of the Corcoran Group have the listing. [WSJ]Julie Strickland


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