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The Amazing Clinton Hill House Tour

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The Pfizer Mansion (Photo by Bruno J. Navarro. All rights reserved.)

The Pfizer Mansion: The Parlor  (Photo by Bruno J. Navarro)

The 2011 Clinton Hill House Tour, which took place this past Sunday in Brooklyn, offered up a peek into some of the most interesting homes in this 19th century neighborhood.

A perfect spring day drew throngs of participants, and some homes on the tour had visitors lining up to get a look at the otherwise off-limits private residences.

Most of the homes were stunning, they were all compelling and yet one stood out by far.

The home of Pfizer co-founder, Charles Eberhart’s daughter Fanny and her husband Rudolf Erbsloh, Pfizer Mansion, located at 280 Washington Avenue, is one of two adjoining Queen Anne Style homes that were built in 1887. According to literature provided to tour-goers by The Society for Clinton Hill, the structures were designed “by Marshall J. Morrill for Charles Eberhardt, one of the co-founders of the Pfizer Company.

“The house is five stories high and a rather jaw-dropping 105 feet deep including the kitchen addition.”

The 12,000-square-foot home, lovingly restored by Doug and Jessica Warren (see her bathtub below), also features what is believed the oldest residential Otis elevator in New York.

There are hardly enough superlatives to describe adequately how beautiful this brownstone was.

The Pfizer Mansion (Photo by Bruno J. Navarro. All rights reserved.)

The Pfizer Mansion: Jessica’s Bathtub  (Photo by Bruno J. Navarro)

The Pfizer Mansion (Photo by Bruno J. Navarro. All rights reserved.)

The Pfizer Mansion: The Office  (Photo by Bruno J. Navarro)

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  1. This is not the Pfizer Mansion. It is the home of Pfizer co-founder, Charles Erhart’s daughter Fanny and her husband Rudolf Erbsloh.

    Nice pix though! Thanks for coming!

    Jessica

    JPW

    2011.05.03 at 21:47

  2. Thanks! It was so much fun!

    Would you please pull the link to our Flickr account. We have family photos in there.

    JPW

    2011.05.03 at 21:58

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