The Notorious B.I.G.’s Historic Former Fort Greene Apartment Lists for $1.7M
The charming former Fort Greene home of Christopher Wallace, The Notorious B.I.G., has hit the market asking $1.7 million. Located in an 1888-constructed stable-turned-condominium, the historic Brooklyn apartment offers two levels and 1,701 square feet. Wallace owned it in 1994, residing here at the same time he wrote and released his iconic debut album, Ready to Die. The space’s soaring heights are rivaled only by those the legendary rapper reached in his, unfortunately, brief lifetime and career.
Wallace shared the address with fellow musician Faith Evans, his wife and now widow, and her daughter Chyna. Interestingly embodying the rapper’s other famous stage name, Biggie Smalls, the duplex is cozy in its footprint but is vast in its style and feel. It boasts massive arched windows and has 12-foot ceilings and tinder beams overhead. Two bedrooms lie within, with one currently configured as a bold library with custom-milled bookshelves in a shock of blue.
The building itself, known as Feuchtwanger Stable, has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1986. A converted stable a stone’s throw from Fort Greene Park, the industrious Romanesque Revival brick structure has its own history but is forever interweaved with The Notorious B.I.G’s legacy now. According to 6sqft, actor and Tony award-winner Denis O’Hare also called this building home for many years.
Josh Doyle, Christine Toes Muldoon, and Gulnara Yunussova of Compass hold the listing at 159 Carlton Avenue.