Renovation Ideas: Clinton Hill Townhouse Walkthrough with Jean & Lindsay

by Kerry O'Brien

I know first-hand how daunting it can be to envision renovation options as you’re standing in a crowded open house. Thanks to our partnership with Corcoran, New York’s preeminent real estate group, we got in on a private tour of a one-of-a-kind, 4,400 square foot, Clinton Hill townhouse (mansion?!) with incredible renovation potential.

Sweeten blog readers have weighed in on renovations at other properties with deep historical ties – we saw some serious opinions about the modern bath at this London Terrace co-op and some intense back and forth about preservation goals at this Park Slope home. In our second video take with Corcoran, Sweeten Founder and CEO Jean imagines what the new owner of this elegant townhouse at 331 Washington Avenue might do with a renovation. With so much architectural detail and structural presence, this home could house a complete restoration that would reclaim its roots, or take on a new life as a hybrid 19th-century-inspired grande dame with modern finishes.

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Press play on this quick house tour and let us know what you would do with kitchen placement, 12 foot ceilings, intricate wood detailing, pier and trumeau mirrors, marble fireplaces, original parquet, and a blank slate rear patio.

We’re just getting going with this Corcoran collaboration and can’t wait to share more on how sellers and buyers can make the most of properties on the market. Stay tuned for more in the works from Jean and Team Sweeten!

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