Clinton Hill Mansion Gets Renovated For Rentals

A rendering of the new apartment conversion coming to Washington Avenue in Clinton Hill (Via J Goldman Design)

CLINTON HILL – A mansion in Clinton Hill, built in the 1930s, is on its way to becoming apartments as the Washington Avenue building is stripped down and converted.

The building at 487 Washington, between Fulton and Gates, will become 21 new apartments, YIMBY reported. Filings show that the 3-story building will also have a fourth floor added to its elevation in order to accommodate the new units. Each one which will average 600 sq ft, so it’s a good bet that they’ll be rentals—and probably studios at that.

The building was purchased in December of 2015 for $2.7 million by an anonymous LLC, though filings can be traced to Greater Brooklyn Properties. Paperwork indicates that developers plan to invest another $1.6 million into the conversion.

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The new design is courtesy of BEAM Group and J Goldman Design, credited to Josh Felix. While modern, the new facade will sport an epic pair of columns running the whole four stories, in somewhat of a Corinthian design. What appears to be marble-inspired paneling will cover the center of the facade, while the rest of the building will be clad in a slick, slate-colored material.

The mansion was once a gorgeous building. Streetview captures reveal what it looked like as recently as November 2016—and what it looks like now, well into the construction process.

The building is located about a block from the Clinton-Washington A/C station and a bit further from the Clinton-Washington G. The B25 and B26 buses serve Futon Street, while the B23 runs down Greene just a couple blocks north.

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