The apartment, in Ft. Greene, where the Notorious B.I.G. lived in 1994 with his wife Faith Evans, during the time when he created the famed Ready to Die album, is up for sale for $1.7 million. The gut renovation is thanks to costume designer, Caroline Duncan, who purcahsed the apartment back in 2011. Apartments and homes in Clinton Hill and Ft. Greene now range in price anywhere from $650k to over $10 million. $650k is more on the one bedroom apartment level.
Dramatic in scale while infused with design and history, this two bedroom+, two bathroom duplex condo presents an incredible opportunity in a former stable – only one block away from Fort Greene Park.
Duplex 1A at 159 Carlton Avenue displays breathtaking architectural elements and high-end finishes that create an impressive, warm, and move-in ready home. In its oversized living and dining space, you will find soaring 12-foot ceilings, a large arched window, a wood-burning brick fireplace and large timber beams. The chef’s kitchen was truly made for those who love to cook or entertain, with a Bosch 5- burner stove top, Deep double sink, Glassos and Carrera countertops, as well as two stainless steel ovens. These elements are further complemented by deep storage and pantry space above.
Tucked behind the kitchen and through an oversized antique barn door is the first bedroom that doubles as a library, with custom-milled cabinetry, shelving, and a built-in Murphy bed. Connected is a renovated full bathroom, large walk-in closet, and overhead storage.
The downstairs lower level features a large bedroom, home office, custom dressing room with built-in shelving and hanging racks as well as a large separate laundry room. The primary bathroom is a sanctuary from the city with both an oversized walk-in shower and freestanding deep soaking tub. Additional architectural elements abound which include custom built shelving as well as exposed wooden beams in the ceiling.
The Feuchtwanger Stable (aka 159 Carlton Avenue) was built in a Romanesque Revival Style in 1888. This boutique condominium building has 12 units. Though the building has evolved with the neighborhood, it has been left with many of its original details, like the massive arched windows, creating a magical home environment in the heart of Fort Greene.