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New York's Fairy-Tale Gingerbread House Can't Find a Buyer

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It's been six long years since Hansel and Gretel's hidey hole first hit the market. The Arts and Crafts-style six-bedroom home in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn—built in 1916 by James Sarsfield Kennedy—wanted $12 million in 2009. Fast forward to 2013, when the landmarked stone-and-imitation-thatch house's owners dropped the ask by $1 million, which was also when the Daily News called it "the most magnificent residence in all of New York City." Another year passed, and the price got chopped to $10.5 million.

Still ranked among the priciest homes in Brooklyn, the owners held out—after all, this is a place that has tons of hand-crafted details, from stained glass to intricate woodwork, and lovely outdoor areas. They also tried renting it out for $26,000/month, but no dice. So here we are, in July of 2015, and the Gingerbread House is back with a new broker and, shockingly, a PriceUpper. The fairy-tale dwelling of your dreams now wants $10,999,000. Plus, it's now being called "America's most beautiful home" ... by its broker.

What follows is a small sampling of images inside, but for a 145-photo tour, head over here.


· Listing: 8220 Narrows Avenue [Elliman via StreetEasy]
· Inside Brooklyn's Meticulous, Hand-Crafted Gingerbread House [Curbed]
· On the Market: Hansel and Gretel's Bay Ridge Hidey Hole [Curbed]
· Bay Ridge Gingerbread House Still Seeking Buyer, Asks $11M [Curbed]
· NYC's Insanely Adorable Gingerbread House Returns for $10.5M [Curbed]
· Rent Brooklyn's Sweet Gingerbread House For $26,000/Month [Curbed]
· Here Now, the 15 Most Expensive Homes for Sale in Brooklyn [Curbed]
· All Gingerbread House coverage [Curbed]