Let Your Inner Renovator Go Wild in This Brooklyn Carriage House
The former Clinton Hill animal hospital, on the market for $2.3 million, boasts an unusual floor plan.
Now here's an interesting project for the ambitious renovator. Curbed recently pointed out a Clinton Hill carriage house that just hit the market for $2.3 million, and it boasts a colorful history. As you can see from the facade, the building is a former animal hospital. Check out the floor plan and you'll see the first floor is still divided into rooms like "surgery area," "pharmacy lab," "operating room" and "waiting area." The second floor is a little more standard, with two bedrooms, a living room and kitchen — well, two kitchens to be exact.
If the idea of living in a former animal hospital doesn't pique your interest, you might prefer some of the deeper history. The home was built in 1882 by the Parfitt Brothers, a prolific late 19th-century architectural firm whose mansions and apartment buildings can be found all over Brooklyn. It originally served as the carriage house for the Hoagland Mansion (410 Clinton Ave.), a landmarked Queen Anne-style home (currently an apartment building) that the Parfitt Brothers built for Dr. Cornelius Hoagland.
The listing doesn't offer square footage, but the 45' by 45' footprint means that the first floor is about 2,000 square feet. Add to this a second floor and attic, and you've got yourself a sizable home. Speaking of the attic, the Flemish gable and ocular window — both visible in the photo — are mirrored on the opposite side of the building. Unfortunately there are no interior photos, but we imagine these details make for a striking third-floor attic space.