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

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

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

It’s a coming-of-age story a couple of younger lady — Troy, performed by Zelda Harris — rising up in the early Nineteen Seventies, showcasing the story of a black household and the Brooklyn neighborhood the place they reside, based mostly on Joie Lee’s personal recollections.

While the Bedford-Stuyvesant brownstone’s exterior stays the similar, the interiors had been utterly restored, renovated and up to date — leading to a surprising 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 family effort, but the idea was not a collective thing. It’s a script that I gave birth to, which is why it’s Troy’s story.”

One of 4 bedrooms inside 7 Arlington Place.
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The Bedford-Stuyvesant home is 20 feet wide.
The Bedford-Stuyvesant house is 20 toes extensive.
The residence boasts 4,500 square feet of living space.
The residence boasts 4,500 sq. toes of residing space.

The house then operated as Arlington Place Bed-Stuy & Breakfast the place three rooms may very well be booked for $195 and up an evening.

The property stands at 7 Arlington Place, and it’s one in all 4 historic houses 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 company, Alright, Already LLC! It was reportedly on the market a mere two days.

Mahogany, walnut and oak millwork abounds.
Mahogany, walnut and oak millwork abounds.
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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.
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The “speakeasy-style” bar on the cellar degree has unique uncovered brick arches, stone partitions and a beamed ceiling.
Emily Gilbert

The 20-foot-wide, 4,500-square-foot brownstone boasts unique particulars corresponding to 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 office and a big backyard with a 139-year-old pear tree. Up prime, there’s a roof backyard.

Inside, the 29-foot-long front room, which includes 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. toes of indoor space together with a 29-foot-long front room.

Interior of a bathroom.
One of 4 full loos.

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

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

The bedrooms take up the third and fourth flooring. The backyard ground 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 house moreover features a safety system.

The itemizing dealer is Josh Doyle of Compass.

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