Imagine this: You and your spouse have both been home for three hours, but neither one of you knows the other is there because your home is that big. It’s a “problem” most New Yorkers can’t fathom, but for one Brooklyn couple it’s encouraged them to relist their 11,000-square-foot triplex for $32 million, making it the borough’s most expensive condo listing ever. Stuart and Claire Leaf originally listed their home in May, but then took it off the market in February after getting cold feet about moving.
As the Wall Street Journal reports, “The apartment is a combination of no less than nine units spanning the 10th, 11th and 12th floors of the waterfront condo One Brooklyn Bridge Park.” It includes six bedrooms, two deeded parking spaces, a 3,500-bottle wine room, a gym with a rock-climbing wall, a screening room, and a 75-foot-long terrace.
The Leafs bought the units about six years ago for an unknown sum, combining them into the mega-home we see today with the help of architect Jared Della Valle. Interestingly, one of their prior homes was the Brooklyn Heights townhouse where Truman Capote once lived, according to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. This home holds the current record for most expensive home ever sold in Brooklyn, changing hands for $12 million back in 20012.
The terrace, with views of Manhattan, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty, boasts a barbeque, sound system, fully irrigated plant boxes, and a peach tree.
Though Mr. Leaf wouldn’t divuluge where he and his wife will move, he did tell the Journal that they’ll stay in Brooklyn Heights in an apartment between 5,000 and 6,500 square feet. “It’s not tiny, but it’s not quite what this is,” he said.
If the apartment fetches its $32 million asking price it will be the most expensive condo sale ever in the borough, sweeping the current record holder, a unit at the Clock Tower in Dumbo that sold for $7 million in 2008. It will also give Brooklyn’s most expensive home listing, a $40 million mansion currently on the market, a run for its money.
Photos via Sotheby’s International Realty
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