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‘Crooklyn’ brownstone back on the market for $4.5 million

A Brooklyn brownstone that was featured because the household dwelling for Spike Lee‘s semi-autobiographical 1994 movie, “Crooklyn,” is again available on the market for $4.5 million.

The bittersweet film marked the primary script written by Lee’s sister, Joie Lee.

It’s a coming-of-age story a few younger woman — Troy, performed by Zelda Harris — rising up within the early Nineteen Seventies, showcasing the story of a black household and the Brooklyn neighborhood the place they stay, based mostly on Joie Lee’s personal reminiscences.

Whereas the Bedford-Stuyvesant brownstone’s exterior stays the identical, the interiors have been utterly restored, renovated and up to date — leading to a shocking trendy Victorian look, which options playful city toile wallpaper.

“Crooklyn is my story,” Joie said in a 2019 interview, celebrating the movie’s twenty fifth anniversary. “It’s a household effort, however the thought was not a collective factor. It’s a script that I gave start to, which is why it’s Troy’s story.”

Considered one of 4 bedrooms inside 7 Arlington Place.
Emily Gilbert
The Bedford-Stuyvesant home is 20 feet wide.
The Bedford-Stuyvesant house is 20 ft broad.
The residence boasts 4,500 square feet of living space.
The residence boasts 4,500 sq. ft of dwelling area.

The house then operated as Arlington Place Mattress-Stuy & Breakfast the place three rooms could possibly be booked for $195 and up an evening.

The property stands at 7 Arlington Place, and it’s one in every of 4 historic properties designed by architect George P. Chappell on the road.

The vendor is Liz Mandarano, a fourth-generation Brooklynite, who bought it for $1.7 million — $400,000 over its ask — in 2013, through an nameless shell firm, Alright, Already LLC! It was reportedly available on the market a mere two days.

Mahogany, walnut and oak millwork abounds.
Mahogany, walnut and oak millwork abounds.
Emily Gilbert
The brownstone's garden  has a 139-year-old pear tree.
The brownstone’s backyard has a 139-year-old pear tree.
The eat-in kitchen has terracotta brick floors and wooden beams across the ceiling.
The eat-in kitchen has terracotta brick flooring and wood beams throughout the ceiling.
Interior of the cellar bar.
There’s a “speakeasy-style” bar on the cellar degree.
Emily Gilbert
The "speakeasy-style" bar on the cellar level has original exposed brick arches, stone walls and a beamed ceiling.
The “speakeasy-style” bar on the cellar degree has authentic uncovered brick arches, stone partitions and a beamed ceiling.
Emily Gilbert

The 20-foot-wide, 4,500-square-foot brownstone boasts authentic particulars resembling stained glass; mahogany, walnut and oak millwork; coffered ceilings; hand painted tiles and ornamental {hardware}.

It options 4 bedrooms, 4 full loos and a powder room, a house workplace and a big backyard with a 139-year-old pear tree. Up high, there’s a roof backyard.

Inside, the 29-foot-long lounge, which encompasses a bay window, connects to a proper eating room with backyard views.

Interior of the home's living room.
The brownstone sports activities 4,500 sq. ft of indoor area together with a 29-foot-long lounge.

Interior of a bathroom.
Considered one of 4 full loos.

Interior of a room with a fireplace.
One of many abode’s fireplaces.

There’s additionally a “speakeasy-style” bar on the cellar degree with authentic uncovered brick arches, stone partitions, a beamed ceiling and radiant-heat flooring.

The bedrooms take up the third and fourth flooring. The backyard flooring comes with a sitting area-slash-media room.

The eat-in kitchen, in the meantime, boasts stylish terracotta brick radiant-heat flooring, wood beams throughout the ceiling and a wall door that results in the backyard. The smart-wired dwelling moreover features a safety system.

The itemizing dealer is Josh Doyle of Compass.

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