One of the most beautiful homes in Brooklyn is back on the market, asking $14 million. Called an "outstanding," "unrivaled show piece" in the listing's brokerbabble, the limestone mansion at 17 Prospect Park West has quite the history. It was first built by architect Montrose W. Morris in 1899, then 104 years happened, and it was purchased by celebrity power couple Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany in 2003 for $3.7 million. After five years of living in the 5,200-square-foot home, they tired of it, and sold it in pristine condition to a Google engineer for $8.45 million who embarked on an extensive renovation, restoring the exterior and reconfiguring the insides. An interior design magazine gave a peek at the results, but the new listing let's us see the renovated home in its full glory.
A lot of original detail remains in the house, like stained glass windows, herringbone floors, coffered wooden ceilings, Corinthian columns made of mahogany, a dumbwaiter, pocket doors, and an "onyx faced fireplace with original mantel carved in an acorn motif." There's also a 600-bottle wine cellar, a huge private backyard, a library, a full-floor master suite, and a home security system. The renovation is the work of interior designer Tamara Eaton.
· Listing: 17 Prospect Park West [Elliman via StreetEasy]
· All 17 Prospect Park West coverage [Curbed]