280 Washington Ave

280 Washington Ave

280 Washington Avenue, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, NY 11205

"Whatever a house is to the heart and body of a man - refuge, comfort, and luxury - surely it is as much or more to the spirit." -Mary Oliver
A testament to the historical and enduring allure of Brownstone Brooklyn, this single-family mansion is a grand, romantic version of a life filled with beauty, luxury, and a sense of place. One of the most exquisite and unique homes in all of NYC, this 1887 Queen Anne Mansion will take your breath away. Restored with patience and love, with a respect for history and patina, the property was creatively reimagined for every modern comfort--prepare to be transported to another world. History, passion, rock n' roll, parties, dreams...this is your chance to create the next stories that these walls will never tell.
"It's like living in my own universe. The rooms are evocative. The light is magical. The house takes me to different time periods, countries lives... all while remaining in the middle of a Brooklyn block." - Current Owner
What makes this home so exceptional?
- Size, splendor, historical restoration, and location
- 10,000 SQFT, built in 1887 by Charles Erhart, co-founder of the Pfizer pharmaceutical company
- 105 FT deep parlor floor with soaring ceilings, formal living room, sitting room, dining room and eat-in chefs' kitchen
- Subzero fridge, Asko dishwasher, Viking range with grill
- Garden rear parlor kitchen extension with custom copper roof and curved glass windows
- Private garden designed by Rees Roberts + Partners replete with mature locusts and crape myrtle trees and a wisteria pergola
- 200-foot full block lot
- Private Parking
- 7 bedrooms/8 bathrooms
- Upstairs are four elegant suites, one large bedroom, an office and a library. Each room is thoughtfully designed possessing both comfort and luxury
- 5,000 SQFT of indoor and outdoor entertaining space
- 8 fireplaces
- All new copper plumbing and all new electrical
- Energy-efficient hot water and heat system, air filtration system, and central A/C
- Historic Otis elevator
- Jahn Restoration Mortar System faade
- New roofs
- Temperature-controlled wine cellar
- Sunken 'speakeasy' party room
- Three exposures with glorious aureate light throughout the day
- Preservation consulting by Robert Silman Associates
- Restored plaster moldings, paneling, immaculately reinstated stained-glass windows, and meticulously recreated and restored inlaid floors throughout
- Bathing room with floating tub and hand-painted de Gournay wallpaper
Complete privacy, room to roam, create, entertain, dream. Priceless.



10,000 Sq.Ft. LIVING AREA

Doug Bowen

Doug Bowen

Zia O'Hara

Zia O'Hara

Features & Amenities


  • total bedrooms7
  • Total bathrooms5

Area & Lot

  • Status Sold
  • Living Area10,000 Sq.Ft.
  • MLS® ID4658297
  • TypeTownhouse
  • YEAR BUILT1887
  • NeighborhoodClinton Hill


  • Sales Price$9,200,000

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