Biggie Smalls’ iconic Brooklyn apartment sells for $2M

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Biggie Smalls’ famed New York City apartment has landed a buyer over the asking price, The Post has learned.

The home closed on December 14, 2020 for $2 million — three months after it first hit the market for $1.7 million.

Located in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood, Biggie, born Christopher George Latore Wallace, lived in the home in 1994 with his wife, Faith Evans, and her daughter, Chyna Tahjere Griffin.

During that period, Biggie released his debut studio album, “Ready to Die.” It would be his only studio album released during his lifetime before his assassination in 1997.

“Ready to Die” peaked at number 15 on the Billboard 200 and was subject to widespread critical acclaim and soon a commercial success.

The two-bedroom, two-bathroom duplex is mere blocks away from the street that was named after the legendary rapper.

Biggie Smalls famed Brooklyn apartment sells for $2 million.
Biggie Smalls famed Brooklyn apartment sells for $2 million.
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The expansive living area features 12-foot-high ceilings and a fire place.
The expansive living area features 12-foot-high ceilings and a fireplace.
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The dining space and kitchen that leads downstairs to the bedrooms.
The dining space and kitchen that lead downstairs to the bedrooms.
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The chef’s kitchen features a Bosch five-burner cooktop, deep double sink, Glassos and Carrera countertops and two stainless steel ovens.
The chef’s kitchen features a Bosch five-burner cooktop, deep double sink, Glassos and Carrera countertops and two stainless steel ovens.
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The recently renovated library painted blue and boasts built-in bookshelves.
The recently-renovated library is painted blue and boasts built-in bookshelves.
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Having since been renovated, the 1,700 square-foot duplex condo even made a feature in the documentary “Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G.”

Caroline Duncan, a notable costume designer who has worked on“The Affair” and “When They See Us,” gave the home a gut renovation after purchasing it in 2011.

The apartment, described as a “chic artistic haven,” features amenities like a custom library, walk-through closets, a newly installed chef’s kitchen, 12-foot-high ceilings, an arched window, a wood-burning brick fireplace and large timber beams in the expansive lofted space.

The expansive walk-through closet.
The expansive walk-through closet.
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The primary bathroom is a sanctuary from the city with both an oversized walk-in shower and a freestanding deep soaking tub.
The primary bathroom is described as “a sanctuary from the city,” with both an oversized walk-in shower and a freestanding deep soaking tub.
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The freestanding soaking tub is situated next to built-in rustic shelves.
The freestanding soaking tub is situated next to built-in rustic shelves to give off the “modern-farmhouse” feel.
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One of two bedrooms.
One of two bedrooms.
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“When I moved in, the basement was just a raw space with concrete floors,” Duncan told The Post. “I framed and put up all the walls and created a bathroom with barn wood and modern finishes, a massive walk-through closet to showcase my 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 added. “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, Christine Muldoon, and Gulnara Yunussova of Compass held the listing.

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