Property Crush

The Sunken Living Room in This Clinton Hill Co-Op for Sale Is Just Waiting for a Conversation Pit

published May 29, 2022
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Credit: Courtesy of The Corcoran Group

The details:

  • Address: 269 Clinton Avenue, Unit 2A, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, NY
  • Price: $699,000
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
Credit: Courtesy of The Corcoran Group

Why we have a crush on this property:

If you’re daydreaming of having a conversation pit — as I am ever since reading this story about how to create one in your own home — this Brooklyn co-op’s sunken living room will be a mood board come true. A stone floor, bench seating, and built-in bookshelves round out the lounge, illuminated by a triple bay window that peeks out onto the front garden.

Adjacent and elevated is the combination kitchen and dining room, where light wood floors, stainless appliances, and all-white walls and cabinets give the space a clean, Scandinavian look. 

Credit: Courtesy of The Corcoran Group

The bedroom maintains that breezy vibe with a whitewashed brick wall and easy access to the shared garden at the back of the building. Given that the now-11-unit co-op was built as a grand single-family home back in the 1890s, it’s not hard to imagine an opulent soiree taking place in the cloistered garden. Even today, looking at the stone patio shaded by flowering trees and ivy-covered buildings, it’s looking like an idyllic spot for a springtime garden party with your neighbors. 

Credit: Courtesy of The Corcoran Group
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The home is listed for $699,000 by Lesley Semmelhack and Liza Kissel, The Corcoran Group.

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