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Prolific architect Morris Adjmi buys $3.3M Brooklyn townhouse

Inset of Morris Adjmi and his new Brooklyn townhouse.
Inset of Morris Adjmi and his new Brooklyn townhouse.

Prolific luxury development architect and interior designer Morris Adjmi has just bought a charming townhouse in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene for $3.3 million, according to property records.

The neo-Grec property, on South Elliott Place, dates to the early 1880s. It’s by Fort Greene Park — where film director Spike Lee returned to host a late summer block party after a four-year pandemic absence.

The home, in the neighborhood’s historic district, had been asking $3.39 million. It will be Adjmi’s personal residence.

Architect and interior designer Morris Adjmi. The Washington Post via Getty Images
Architect and interior designer Morris Adjmi. The Washington Post via Getty Images
The townhouse is 16 feet wide. Geraldine Pierson
The townhouse is 16 feet wide. Geraldine Pierson
A dine-in kitchen area has windowed views. Geraldine Pierson
A dine-in kitchen area has windowed views. Geraldine Pierson
The verdant backyard. Geraldine Pierson
The verdant backyard. Geraldine Pierson
The sun-kissed house is very plant-friendly. Geraldine Pierson
The sun-kissed house is very plant-friendly. Geraldine Pierson

“After many years in the West Village, I’m excited to create a new home in Brooklyn on one of its most storied blocks. I look forward to reimagining this incredible property within the context of historic Fort Greene,” the ICFF’s 2023 designer of the year told Gimme Shelter.

The two-family property, which is just under 16 feet wide, has original details including wood floors, pocket doors, six mantels, moldings, exposed brick and some interior shutters. It’s one of several similar homes on the block, all designed by Charles Werner and built by Litchfield & Dickinson.

Before 1947, the home was a boarding house.

It last traded for $1.6 million in 2011, according to property records. “It’s too early for rendering,” said a source. “I don’t think even Morris knows what he will do with it yet.”

The listing broker was Natalie Rabaa of Brown Harris Stevens. Matthew Steer, of Keller Williams NYC, represented Adjmi.