While Brooklyn townhouses are still selling like crazy, apparently the $14 million threshold remains a tough one to break. For evidence, look no further than writer Jonathan Safran Foer's extremely nice and incredibly expensive limestone townhouse in Park Slope, which he and his wife, writer Nicole Krauss, put on the market for $14.5 million back in October. The couple separated shortly before listing the house and are now "living in separate homes in another Brooklyn neighborhood." In the meantime, the house has not sold, and yesterday it was relisted with a reduced asking price of $13 million.
Luckily for us, the new listing comes with many more photos than the previous one, showing off every notable room in high definition and answering all the questions we had about the way Jonathan Safran Foer lives, such as: Does Jonathan Safran Foer have a lot of books? (Yes); Does Jonathan Safran Foer keep a small birdcage in his decorative fireplace? (Of course); and, Are all the pipes in Jonathan Safran Foer's shower on the outside of the wall, for some reason? (Wouldn't yours be, if you had written hit novels like Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close?) The outdoor space also remains amazing.
· Listing: 646 2nd Street [Elliman via StreetEasy]
· Jonathan Safran Foer Lists Park Slope Mansion for $14.5M [Curbed]