Yesterday's blockbuster news that Park Slope powercouple Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly are ditching Brooklyn for Tribeca focused on the gorgeous $7 million penthouse they are buying on West Street. A few Curbed commenters then pointed to this Sotheby's listing for a massive limestone mansion in Park Slope as the couple's current house, and indeed, Brownstoner confirms it. So let's have a peek at the 9BR, 3.5BA home on Prospect Park West, which measures in at over 5,000 square feet. All of the wood carving and plaster work is original and in "perfect condition." There are fireplaces in the living and dining rooms as well as the kitchen (for grilling?), and in 3 of the 4 "master" bedrooms. The top floor is the servants' quarters, with four small bedrooms and one full bath for sharing. There's a gated rear yard, and central A/C is a nice modern touch for those Brooklyn summers. The couple paid $3.7 million for the house back in 2003. Their asking price? $8.5 million. You gotta love Hollywood!
· Listing: Golden Age Limestone Mansion on the Park [Sotheby's]
· Celebrity Real Estate Wrap: Paulifer Ditching Brooklyn! [Curbed]