The Top 100 Greatest NYC Buildings — #63
278 Clinton Avenue
Style: Baroque Revival
Opened: c. 1884
Now divided into seven units, this 3-room mansion in Clinton Hill was built for the 19th-century chemist Behrend H. Huttman. Alas, virtually nothing else is known about this brick and terra cotta gem that graces the block where Standard Oil partner Charles Pratt was once a neighbor. But its angular turret and columned porch speak for themselves, as does its most recent $10-million price tag. And for all this mystery of the house’s past, its position in a Landmark Historic District assures its future.
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