Branford Marsalis' Former Brooklyn Home Hits the Market for $3.75 Million
The Grammy-winning saxophonist lived in this Clinton Hill townhouse in the 1980s and 1990s.
Whether you're a jazz enthusiast or just a sucker for Brooklyn townhouses with beautiful bones, you'll want to take a peek at this Clinton Hill home formerly occupied by saxophonist Branford Marsalis. As noted by Curbed, the Grammy-winner lived in the four-story townhouse from 1983 to 1994 — back when Clinton Hill and Fort Greene were hotbeds for African-American talent like Spike Lee, Chris Rock and Talib Kweli.
The late-Victorian home, which just hit the market last week, offers six bedrooms and four baths, including a separate garden apartment that comes with its own entrance. The master suite contains a sitting room, walk-in closet and en suite bath with radiant-heated floors, and the dramatic parlor level boasts 14-foot ceilings. The house has some modern renovations, but we love that it still abounds in original character and details.
At $3.75 million, the price tag seems a bit steep for Clinton Hill, which is still on the rise as far as Brooklyn neighborhoods are concerned. Still, the house has undeniable appeal and will probably excite buyers who get stoked by homes with a bit of a pedigree.