When he was a child, Christopher Wallace — aka Notorious B.I.G. — lived at 226 St. James Place, apartment 3L, in Brooklyn. Immortalized as a hip-hop landmark, the apartment has been listed for an asking price of $725,000 USD. Located in the heart of historic Clinton Hill in a limestone eight-unit building, the three-bedroom plus den/office condominium was renovated a few years ago preserving traditional styling while answering the needs of modern usage. Hardwood floors, crown moldings, a coffered dining room ceiling and granite countertops are only some of its appealing details.
“The tour buses that come by regularly are enough,” Judith Lief, the apartment’s listing agent, said. “I don’t really know yet what impact, if any, [Biggie’s looming presence] will have on the sale. I think it’ll be notable, but I don’t know if novelty translates to a purchase.”