The Brownstone
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Season(s) 1, 2
First appearance Pilot
Name The Brownstone
Type House
Location Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
Owner Mr. Holmes

The Brownstone is a house located in New York City at 42 Stanford Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 11209. It is owned by Sherlock Holmes' father, and is home to Sherlock and Joan Watson, although Joan is only living there until she can find another suitable apartment.

The house consists of at least four floors, including a basement,[1] and a terrace on the roof. The roof has a view of Queensboro Bridge and Manhattan, and is also where Sherlock keeps his bees.[2]




First floorEdit

Second floorEdit


Season one appearances
Pilot While You Were Sleeping Child Predator Rat Race
Lesser Evils Flight Risk One Way to Get Off The Long Fuse
You Do It to Yourself The Leviathan Dirty Laundry M.
The Red Team The Deductionist A Giant Gun, Filled with Drugs Details
Possibility Two Déjà Vu All Over Again Snow Angels Dead Man's Switch
A Landmark Story Risk Management The Woman Heroine
Season two appearances
Step Nine Solve for X We Are Everyone Poison Pen
Ancient History An Unnatural Arrangement The Marchioness Blood Is Thicker
On the Line Tremors Internal Audit The Diabolical Kind
All in the Family Dead Clade Walking Corpse de Ballet The One Percent Solution
Ears to You The Hound Of Cancer Cells The Many Mouths of Aaron Colville No Lack of Void
The Man With the Twisted Lip Paint It Black Art in the Blood The Grand Experiment

 Behind the scenesEdit

  • Although the brownstone is in Brooklyn on the show, the outside of the building is shot in Harlem, New York City, with interiors shot at Silvercup Studios in Queens.[3][4][5] The roof is a real rooftop in New York City and is located on a parking garage at the corner of 10th St & 44th Av.[6][7]


  1. "Flight Risk," aired November 8, 2012. Elementary, Season 1, Episode 6. CBS. Directed by David Platt, written by Corinne Brinkerhoff.
  2. "Pilot," aired September 27, 2012. Elementary, Season 1, Episode 1. CBS. Directed by Michael Cuesta, written by Robert Doherty.
  3. Taylor, Chuck (July 16, 2012). "‘Elementary’ Set In Brooklyn Heights, Filmed In Harlem". Brooklyn Heights Blog. Retrieved April 24, 2013.
  4. Yuan, Jada (September 27, 2012). "Lucy Liu on Elementary and That Other Sherlock Show Starring Benedict Cumberbatch". Vulture. Retrieved April 24, 2013.
  5. Silvercup Studios. Retrieved May 17, 2013.
  6. As seen at the end of "Heroine"
  7. Elementary Writers (@ELEMENTARYStaff). "It's a real rooftop in NYC." November 30, 2012.

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  • Rooftop location

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    • wrote: wrote:This is in reality the Printloid building located at 10-10 44th Ave Long Island City, NY 111...
    • I'm going to go with the rooftop of 42-22 22nd Street which happens to be a production studio.