Live Large in the Notorious B.I.G.’s Childhood Home For $4K a Month



The legendary late rapper’s Brooklyn condo, which he once called his “one-room shack,” is available to rent starting July 1, 2019.

An abundance of natural light effortlessly brightens the home's spacious living room.

The Clinton Hill home where Christopher Wallace (a.k.a. the Notorious B.I.G) grew up in with his mother is now available to rent for $4,000 a month. Note, the 1920 prewar unit is no longer the same “one-room shack” with “no heat” that the late rapper once described in his hits. 

Recently remodeled, the light-filled kitchen features stainless-steel appliances, black-and-white tiled flooring, as well as plenty of storage.

Recently remodeled, the light-filled kitchen features stainless-steel appliances, black-and-white tiled flooring, as well as plenty of storage. 

Photo by Rise Media, courtesy of Compass

Located on the third floor of 226 St. James Place in Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill neighborhood, the historic apartment was recently treated to a top-down renovation, and now features three bedrooms, one bath, as well as an additional office/den space. 

Crisp, white molding in the dining room complements the richly textured hardwood floors.

Crisp, white molding in the dining room complements the richly textured hardwood floors.

Photo by Rise Media, courtesy of Compass

“It’s a beautiful home and a fantastic neighborhood, filled with little shops and great transportation,” says Compass broker Fabienne Lecole. “The apartment is a historical gem.” 

An abundance of natural light effortlessly brightens the home's spacious living room.

An abundance of natural light effortlessly brightens the home’s spacious living room. 

Photo by Rise Media, courtesy of Compass

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