A Rare Jem

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Listing #: 1361
Area: Strictly Clinton Hill
Address: 210 St. James Place
Property Type: House
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 1.5
Approx. Size: 3,500 sq ft
Availability: Immediately
Price: $2,500,000


Brownstone, Laundry, Subway, Dining Room, Eat In Kitchen, Garden, Hardwood, High Ceilings, Laundry In Unit, Multi Level, Outdoor Space, Walk In Closet


A house in the original architectural configuration with so much original detail intact is a rare find, here is such a house!
206 - 210 St James Place were built in 1890 by The Morris Building Company; the company owned by Charles Pratt that built just about all the buildings in Clinton Hill and beyond for the Pratt family; including the grand mansions on Clinton Ave and their family house on the north shore of Long Island. For their private residences as well as Institutional and Industrial uses.
The Morris Building Company hired the best crafts men of the day to build the best buildings of the day.
2016- 210 St James Place were designed by architect: Benjamin Wright, a nationally known architect of the day for his English arts and crafts influences. These majestic houses are in the "Romanesque Revival" style.
Clinton Hill contains some of the best preserved mid and late nineteenth century row houses in all of the United States; Clinton Hill has the greatest concentration of Romanesque Revival Buildings in all the United States and this block of St James Place has probably most of the best architects of the time represented: Mercein Thomas, Robert Dixon and William B Tuby among others. Each and every house designed to be different from the next.
These three houses were owned by the Pratt family for many years, eventual belonging to Pratt Institute before being sold off individually to private home owners in the early 1900's.
210 St James Place is now available for sale with much of the original arts and crafts detail intact, with wood work that has never painted, fireplaces with all their original tile and metal work inserts, sliding doors that slide with ease with original etched glass panels intact. It even has the original back maids stair case with butlers pantries and the dumb waiter shaft and cabinetry waiting to be restored for elegant dinner parties in the formal dining room on the parlor floor. The master bedroom floor retains all the original built in cabinetry with hardware and double sinks in the walk through dressing closets. And at the top of the stairs a large original stained glass skylight sheds natural light through the grand center staircase.
210 St James Place is a beautiful retreat and sanctuary from modern development and the block is within the Clinton Hill historic Landmark District to protect your piece of mind from over development.
The house is an original one family house, and is now ready your personal style and updates to restore this unique original house to its original use, a grand family home.
A rare opportunity for only one buyer.
Shown by Private Appointment only.

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