There’s no shortage of beauty inside, out, or around this stunning Brooklyn Heights mansion which has just hit the market for a record $40 million—the most expensive residential property ever listed in the borough. While that amount may make our mere mortal hearts skip a beat, the price tag is certainly warranted when you consider the following: It encompasses 17,500 square feet, there are 15 bedrooms, 16 bathrooms, and more than 9,000 square feet of garden and outdoor space, and it boasts enough original details to make even the biggest history buff’s head spin.
As the listing so aptly states, “Much like a long awaited centennial celebration, a residential sale of this magnitude comes around very seldom, and when it does, quite often history is made.”
This stately residence was built in 1856-57 and is known as the Low Mansion, for the previous owner and businessman A.A. Low, whose son, Seth Low, became mayor of Brooklyn, and then mayor of New York City in 1902. It still retains its wealth of carved wood moldings and cabinetry and entryway rotunda.
The home is currently divvied up into eight apartments with short-term lease agreements in place, but once those clear, the sky is the limit and the home can be a playground for one very, very wealthy owner.
Currently the most expensive home ever sold in Brooklyn is an equally storied structure, Truman Capote’s old Brooklyn Heights home, which sold for $12 million back in 2012.
Images courtesy of the Corcoran Group
Neighborhoods : Brooklyn Heights