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Clinton Hill House Getting the Attention It Deserves

January 11, 2017

An historic Clinton Hill house, located at 476 Washington Avenue, is finally getting a facelift after years of indifference.

The building went up in 1882 and once had a wonderful porch. But the years have been hard on the house, leading it to literally crumble, with parts of it actually falling down. The Historic District Council’s Kelly Carroll called the site a case of “demolition by neglect.”

Happily, now that a new design has been approved unanimously by the Landmarks Preservation Commission, the four-floor, four-apartment residential structure is going to blend in beautifully with its neighboring buildings, at least as far as its height is concerned.

The façade might stand out a bit, as the design by Tom Van Den Bout of NV/design.architecture, seems to be quite modern, with an all-cedar face.
Whatever it is, it is sure to be an improvement to what has become a neighborhood eye-sore.


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