Mill Basin is the New York City neighborhood equivalent of a gift that keeps on giving, at least in the form of ludicrous pastiche architecture. Its tacky and mysterious mcmansions, which unilaterally look like buildings ripped out of a dated Miami real estate magazine, pop up in listings every now and again asking exorbitant sums. When did these structures proliferate? How? For the love of all things holy, why? Gothamist says they came-to after World War II, which, looking at them, makes sense (unlike everything else.) Other than a few misdeeds of their past owners, which count among them disgraced state senator Carl Kruger, this concentrated breed remains a mystery, which photographer Nate Dorr set out to photograph.
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· Photos: The Mysterious McMansions Of Mill Basin, Brooklyn [Gothamist]
· Once-Controversial, Always Bonkers Mill Basin Pad Asks $30M [Curbed]
· Bay-Front Mill Basin HomeWith Bamboo Garden Wants $8M [Curbed]
· Buy a 'Spectacular French Chateau' In Brooklyn For $3.6M [Curbed]
· All Mill Basin coverage [Curbed]