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Behold the most audacious flip attempt since Evel Knievel.

The ambitious owners of a 3,900 sq. ft. mini-manse at 63 Maple Street are hoping to turn a $1.9 million profit on the property in the span of just six short months.

Records reveal that the stately single-family home was full-nelsoned for $1.7 million in April and has since been powdered and placed back on the showroom floor for a startling $3.6 million – the steepest asking price ever unleashed upon Leffertsville.

Judging from pictures accompanying the urban manor’s prior two listings, no wholesale renovations took place in the interim.

Here are a few current images to renew rumination over your choice of collegiate study.



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A neighbor informed that the sumptuous residence, built in 1910, was owned for decades by Elzora and Sylvanius Williamson.

The couple founded and ran Legacy Awards on Nostrand Avenue in Crown Heights, a trophy store that became a neighborhood institution and fashioned many of the commemorative pieces that graced mantles across the borough.

From bowling league triumphs to all-city prep basketball selections, Brooklynites always called on Legacy.

Ms. Williamson appeared in a PBS documentary on the 1977 blackout where she recounted the horror of arriving at her store amidst the bedlam to witness it being looted.

“It was sad in some ways, because some people that you saw would be people you would not have expected to see in that capacity, and yet they were there,” she told the New York Times in 2015.

While the Williamsons have since decamped, what was once their most splendorous trophy has since emerged as the most luxuriant listing in Lefferts Manor history.


  • 11.3.2017

    That’s Pia Raymond, community leader and one-time Council candidate’s family. (The former owners, not the flippers!)

  • admin

    I’m a frequent patron of your enterprise, Mr. Mo. Thanks for stopping by and taking a moment to comment.

    It will be interesting to see how this sale proceeds. Uncharted pricing territory for the neighborhood…

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