This property is no longer available to rent or buy. This description is from July 31, 2011
221 Clinton Avenue is located on one of the most notable parts of the Clinton Hill historic district. The street not only includes a superb group of mansions, but also retains its original landscape effects to a surprising degree. The five story home is currently configured as a legal two family dwelling with a handsome income producing garden apartment and a huge quadruplex above with gorgeous detail and charm throughout. A prominent center stair runs through the home and both access outdoor spaces. Clinton Avenue was laid out with wide lawns and four rows of trees giving the street the air of a rural village. These lawns, as well as rows of trees are mostly extant. and the block has a character that is rare, if not unique, in New York City. No. 221 is an extremely handsome, traditional Romanesque Revival/neo-Renaissance five story townhouse designed in 1891 by prominent New York City architect R.H.Robertson and partner A.J. Manning. A prominent stone stoop with wrought iron railings flank the front with its round arched doorway within ornate terra cotta enframements. Paired windows separated by Corinthian colonnades set to stained glass adjacent to the entrance. A classical dentil course separates the parlor from the upper stories. Attic gables each with a terra cotta panel at its apex, project above a steep sloping mansard roof.