Wunderbroker Ryan Serhant bought Jonathan Safran Foer’s perfect Brooklyn brownstone–at a discount

March 19, 2018

“Million Dollar Listing New York” star Ryan Serhant had recently taken over the listing for novelist Jonathan Safran Foer’s gorgeous five-story Boerum Hill home, asking $8.995 million; the award-winning scribe first listed the home with Compass for $10.5 million last May. Now, according to The Real Deal, Serhant is the new owner of the 8,000-square-foot townhouse. Safran Foer bought the 1899 Greek Revival home at 374 Pacific Street for $5.4 million in 2014, so while the sale price represents a price chop, he didn’t do too badly on the deal.

The house was renovated to include a three-story atrium cut through its core and a full rear wall of kitchen windows that overlook the private garden, and it’s full of original touches like a charming mix of mid-century-modern and rustic furniture and plenty of built-in bookshelves (of course). There’s also a separate garden floor apartment.

Through the dining area is the kitchen, which has also made the rounds of design blogs for its gorgeous custom millwork by Brooklyn design firm Workstead. A stunning Lacanche range is yet another pretty distraction.

Glass doors in the kitchen open to stairs that lead down to the private yard, landscaped with hedges, flowers, and mature shade trees.

The second floor holds the 1,400-square-foot master suite, including a 22-foot-long bathroom, seating area with wood-burning fireplace, walk-in closet, study, and den.

On the third and fourth floors, there’s a 260-square-foot south-facing terrace, family room with another fireplace, four more bathrooms, and a laundry room.

[Listing: 374 Pacific Street by Ryan Serhant and Bradley Mohr for Nest Seekers International]

[At CityRealty]


Images courtesy of Compass from previous listing.

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