The Carlton Ave. apartment where Brooklyn’s beloved Notorious B.I.G lived with Faith Evans and her daughter has gone up for sale for $1.7 million.
Biggie (born Christopher George Latore Wallace) bought the two-bedroom, two-bathroom duplex in 1994 and recorded the lauded Ready to Die album within its walls, The New York Post reports.
The duplex, which is a block away from Fort Greene Park, isn’t far from his childhood home on St. James Place – which now rents for more than $4,000 a month, The New York Post reports.
Caroline Duncan, the costume designer who currently owns the Carlton Ave. home, bought the property in 2011 and gut renovated it to include a custom library, walk-through closets and numerous lofted spaces. It also includes a newly installed chef’s kitchen, 12-foot-high ceilings, an immense arched window, a wood-burning brick fireplace and large timber beams.
Duncan told The Post when she moved in the basement was just a raw space with concrete floors, and she framed and put up all the walls and created a bathroom with barn wood and modern finishes, a massive walk through closet to showcase her collection of clothing and accessories, a laundry room and bedrooms.
“Upstairs had been carved into a series of puzzling small rooms so I did the opposite, and knocked down all the walls to create a lofted open space,” she said.
“I loved the neighborhood, the proximity to Fort Greene Park, the fact that the building is on the Historic Register and had the bones of a true artist’s residence.”
Josh Doyle and Christine Toes of Compass hold the listing.
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