Our semi-regular feature, Monday Mansion, examines the most interesting mega homes on the market in the far reaches of New York. Have a listing in mind that we're missing? Tell us about it. To the outer boroughs we go!
Seagate, the gated community at the western edge of Coney Island, is made up of 832 single-family homesbut this 11-bedroom mansion that hit the market last week has got to be one of the biggest and most bonkers. Located on a 110' x 140' lot, the mid-century (brokerbabble, we think, for kind of boxy and modern) house has 11 bedrooms (among them three or four master suites), 11 bathrooms, and two half bathrooms. There are three floors, multiple wings, several private entrances, three wood-burning fireplaces, a "library/music room with Philippines mahogany wood paneling," and an additional catering kitchen. Chandeliers, carpets, and upholstered couches are the staging decor of choice here.
The outdoor spaces are: A large new granite ocean facing deck, a roof deck with panoramic views and a penthouse master suite sitting room with floor to ceiling glass sliding doors that create a open porch right on the sand. An enclosed front porch offers another option in case sea views become tiresome. The south-facing house is right on the beach, leading brokers to bill it as a "Hamptons Alternative." The main-floor floorplan alone could go in the annals of floorplan porn, and it doesn't even include the large lower level (some of which is unfinished) as well as the upstairs wings. Alas, there aren't photos of bedrooms, kitchens, or bathroomsthey apparently aren't in as glamorous a condition as the living spacesbut the ones posted with the listing are kind of mind-boggling. All this for $2.9 million.