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Insanely Lavish Custom Staten Island Manse Returns for $2.6M

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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!

Sometimes it seems like these outer borough mansions are just mocking us with the things they choose to do with the enormous amounts of space they possess. This Todt Hill mansion, for instance, features an entire living room designed around a bar that was imported from London, as well as multiple rooms (the intended purposes of which are unclear) that were seemingly designed around the color purple (not the book — the actual color). The house was listed for $2.799 million in mid-2012 and was almost immediately chopped down to $2.599 million before the listing disappeared this January. But now it's back, with the same price, and an official listing site complete with autoplaying elevator music. So now somebody should definitely buy it.

The house was converted to its current state from a modest one-story residence in 2001. An in-ground swimming pool was added in 2003, according to DOB permits. The property is 13,150 square feet, while the residence itself stands at 6,438 square feet with six beds and seven baths.

· Listing: 111 Benedict Road [official]
· Monday Mansion coverage [Curbed]