If you’ve been following the saga of 190 Bowery, the former Germania Bank Building turned private mansion, you know that photographer Jay Maisel sold it to developer Aby Rosen of RFR Realty for $55 million back in February (he paid just $102,000 for it in 1966). Since that time, it’s been all eyes on Rosen. Is he removing or preserving that iconic graffiti? What the heck happened with that “public” art show inside the building?
But what about Maisel? Well, he certainly made out well, swapping one mansion for another. The Times reports that he is the buyer of the $15.5 million brick carriage house at 177 Pacific Street in Cobble Hill, the most expensive single residence ever sold in Brooklyn. He did downsize a bit, though. As Curbed notes, 190 Bowery was 37,000 square feet, while his new townhouse is 10,000.
As we shared earlier this month:
The 10,000-square-foot, newly renovated home is completely decked out with the most up-to-date amenities, including a 60-foot-tall atrium, 20-seat movie theater, gym, wine cellar, a 2,600-square-foot roof garden with a stream and outdoor kitchen, an elevator, and four parking spots. The finishes are also top-of-the-line: the entire home, including the garage, has radiant heated floors; all the ceilings are Venetian plaster; the floors are herringbone and ebony; there’s four working fireplaces; and it’s completely outfitted with smart home technology.
How do you think Maisel is going to like this much more traditional living arrangement?
Listing photos via Douglas Elliman
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Neighborhoods : Cobble Hill