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Historic Brownstone Brooklyn Mansion ~ Rooms Available Nightly

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Last updated: 08/05/2013

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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)



Clinton Hill - recently voted the Most Livable Neighborhood in Brooklyn by L-Magazine!

'What an amazing home...this is not just your ordinary house... it has the intrigue and attention to detail of an art museum with the charm and personality of your best friend! The food is delicious, the hosts are incredibly kind and generous. Never hesitate to make this home away from home! I adore this house (and its owners)! ' ~ Natalie

'A gorgeous restored Brooklyn brownstone with airy modernist updates: it was one of the most beautiful houses I've ever been in. … I've essentially been living in luxury hotels for a few years… [this] was one of the top experiences at a hotel that I've ever had.” ~ Sarah B.

'It was such a delight to spend the night in your incredible home. What you offer is unique, just like yourselves and your space. I still marvel at the way you combine retro and modern, high quality design with accessibility and warmth, and gracious hospitality with high end service. What you both have made at 280 Washington is very special ... Not only did I have a wonderful nights sleep and gourmet breakfast, I left much cooler than when I arrived.' ~ Courtney

'This was our first experience as an alternative to boutique hotels, and this place beats out on such hotels not only in terms of quality, service, and price performance but with the added personal touches as well.' ~ Rana

Built in 1887, this magnificent landmarked 10,000 square foot historic brownstone is one of Brooklyn's architectural gems. Located in Clinton Hill, where early industrialists built their mansions along quiet tree-lined streets, this neighborhood is the borough's most culturally and architecturally interesting and is now home to many noted writers, artists and musicians. The house has been meticulously restored and decorated with beautiful vintage modern furnishings and museum-quality art; 19th century opulence meets 21st century Brooklyn cool. As a guest, you will enjoy relaxed yet attentive service in an atmosphere of quiet understated luxury; the bedding and other amenities are of the highest quality. Breakfast is prepared daily using seasonal local and organic ingredients. The location is perfect for exploring the rich cultural offerings of Brooklyn, which has been described as one of the hippest places on the planet. You will find, within walking distance, wonderful 'Brooklyn food movement' restaurants, BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music), Brooklyn Museum of Art, Botanical Garden, Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Flea, Fort Greene Park, the Pratt Sculpture Garden and the Green Market. With easy access to mass transit, it is also just minutes from Williamsburg, other Brooklyn neighborhoods and Manhattan.

Please note that a continental breakfast is provided daily and arrangements may be made for a 3 course brunch -- prix fixe $30.00



THE ERHART- This modest room, located on the fourth floor, has a lovely view of Clinton Hill, Fort Greene and The Williamsburg Bank Building. True to the spirit of Brooklyn, it is decorated with a muted palette and an eclectic mix of vintage furnishings to create a tranquil atmosphere. It has a private vestibule, cedar closet space, luxury bedding, a marble bathroom and an i-pod dock. The second room on this floor can be added to create a suite. Queen, sleeps 2 - Rate $220/night (bedroom 174 s/f - 16.2 s/m)*

THE SWOON - This hip wonderland of a room, located on the third floor, is painted a deep peacock blue. It has a distinctive collected feel; decorated with antiques, flea market finds and mid-century modern pieces. It has large windows, a fireplace, a walk-in closet, luxury bedding, an i-pod dock, an artistic vintage-inspired bathroom with a clawfoot tub and an original pedestal sink. King, sleeps 2 - Rate $250/night (bedroom 210 s/f - 19.5 s/m)*


THE BIGGIE - The Erhart is combined with a spacious mahogany paneled room to create a suite that spans the entire fourth floor. This additional room is stylishly decorated with pedigreed vintage furnishings; a Milo Baughman tester bed, two merlot mohair velvet Tobia Scarpa sofas, a Pace Collection coffee table and 60's Venini chandeliers. It has a fireplace, a mini-refrigerator, luxury bedding, a large flat screen television, a dvd player, and an i-pod dock. Suite, sleeps 4-5. Rate $450//night (bedrooms 300 s/f - 27.87 s/f and 174 s/f - 16.2 s/m)*


ALL ROOMS are available for film or print shoots. Rate $4,500 - $15,000 a day. We are also open to trading for fine art

* sizes do not include closets or bathrooms

Please find us on Facebook at 280 Washington under Historic Brooklyn Mansion to read our many reviews!

+ Breakfast is prepared daily using seasonal local and organic foods.

+ We are happy to assist in planning your holiday: reservations, itinerary building, etc

+ High speed wi-fi



I had the pleasure of staying at Jessica and Doug's gorgeous Clinton Hill brownstone while in town for the Armory Show. I rented the top floor which has two beautiful bedrooms and a giant master bathroom. The top floor comfortably accommodated the four of us. The home has been impeccably restored and is without a doubt the most stunning brownstone I've ever had the pleasure of visiting. The home is in my favorite neighborhood in Brooklyn and is close to fantastic restaurants and shopping. Jessica and Doug were gracious hosts and were incredibly helpful with travel logistics, restaurant suggestions etc...The highlight of our trip was by far the daily breakfasts in Jessica and Doug's stunning dining room. Each morning Jessica prepared a different breakfast with local and seasonal ingredients. I've never had a more delicious breakfast anywhere, such an amazing way to begin the day. I definitely plan on staying again. ~ Charlie, Los Angeles

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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 20%
Calendar last updated: 08/05/2013

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Available in one of the rooms...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available:

    Breakfast is served daily and arrangements can be made for additional meals. Meals are prepared with seasonal organic and local meats and produce....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Kitchen:

    This is a family home. We are happy to share our kitchen....moreless


  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 5
from 3 traveler reviews
Queen bedroom with private bath  $220.00
King bedroom with private bath   $250.00
Two room (2 queen beds) suite with private bath - sleeps four  $450.00
All three bedrooms - $700
-- Please note that rates are not discounted for extended stays.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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The property's calendar has not been updated in over 43 months. You can contact the owner for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: We are thrilled to welcome travellers into our family house (and we love to make breakfast! ). It's just the kind of place that we would want to stay if we were visiting New York! We enjoy meeting interesting, creative and passionate people from around the world and sharing our love of Brooklyn and New York City with them -- the history, food, art, architecture, and music. What we offer is a room in a beautiful house. We are relaxed and welcoming. We ask that our guests make themselves at home (and we do all we can to make them as comfortable as possible). Staying with us is like staying with friends or family (who can cook well). We do not have locks on room doors (although we do fully respect our guest's privacy). This is not a hotel or a bed and breakfast 'business' (no teddy bears or pot pourri). It is sometimes elegant and sometimes casual. We like vintage furniture, street art, local food, and all kinds of music ... an urban sensibility. It's 'real life' in this house -- we have dogs who are enthusiastic greeters, teenagers who are in and out and friends who stop by. That said, we try really hard to make each guest's stay wonderfully memorable. Please read our reviews. We have had amazing guests!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 20%
Calendar last updated: 08/05/2013

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  • Parlor


  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • The Swoon

    The Swoon

  • The Swoon bathroom

    The Swoon bathroom

  • The Erhart and Biggie Bathroom

    The Erhart and Biggie Bathroom

  • The house

    The house

  • Breakfast


  • Clinton Hill

    Clinton Hill

  • Brooklyn Academy of Music

    Brooklyn Academy of Music

  • Brooklyn Bridge Park

    Brooklyn Bridge Park

  • Greenwood Cemetery

    Greenwood Cemetery

  • Brooklyn Smorgasburg

    Brooklyn Smorgasburg

  • Parlor floor

    Parlor floor

  • Kitchen


  • The Erhart

    The Erhart

  • The Biggie

    The Biggie

  • Breakfast


  • Breakfast


  • Clinton Hill

    Clinton Hill

  • Brooklyn Museum of Art

    Brooklyn Museum of Art

  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden

    Brooklyn Botanic Garden

  • Brooklyn Flea

    Brooklyn Flea

  • Fort Greene Green Market

    Fort Greene Green Market

VRBO #376997

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Saturday, March 04, 2017

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 20%
  • Calendar last updated 08/05/2013