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Is This The New Most Expensive Home in Brooklyn?

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The "exquisite" Prospect Park West townhouse that is the "epitome of Gilded Age elegance" has sold, meaning it may very well be the most expensive home to ever sell in Brooklyn. The current record is held 70 Willow Street, Truman Capote's former digs which sold for a record-setting $12.5 million in March 2012. The 5,200-square-foot Park Slope townhouse came to market in November asking $14 million for its array of original details like its carved maple mantels and "incredible" stained glass windows. The home was constructed in 1899 by Brooklyn townhouse builder Montrose Morris. In its 104th year, celebrity couple Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany purchased the townhouse for $3.7 million, and later sold it in 2008 to a Google engineer who oversaw an extensive renovation that reconfigured its interior layout and refinished its exterior. While the listing is certainly not the priciest in the borough by a long shot, it very well may be the most expensive home to ever sell in Brooklyn. Curbed has reached out for comment.

· Listing: 17 Prospect Park West [StreetEasy]
· 'Outstanding' Park Slope Mansion Returns For $14M [Curbed]
· All 17 Prospect Park West coverage [Curbed]

17 Prospect Park West

17 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215