It was only a month ago that we compiled the 15 most expensive homes in Brooklyn, and now, there's already a new contender for that list. An enormous, 32-foot-wide mansion at 838 Carroll Street just hit the market with an asking price of $15 million, making it the sixth most expensive home for sale in the borough currently. If it sells for the full ask, it could break a record for Park Slope (though not the Brooklyn record, unless it goes for more than its asking price). (h/t The Real Deal)
The historic home was built in 1888 and designed by C.P.H. Gilbert—who, coincidentally, designed the home at 473 Montgomery Place that holds the current record for the priciest Park Slope sale. Per the listing, the "picture perfect" Romanesque Revival mansion was "obsessively restored" and "truly embodies Park Slope's modern renaissance." It's configured as a two-family home at the moment, with a "quadraplex" on the upper levels, and a garden-level two-bedroom apartment that's "perfect for use as an in-law or au pair suite." (Ah, the rich.)
Other features of this bananas house include 13 (!) wood-burning fireplaces, a full-floor master suite with steam shower, a large kitchen, an outdoor space that was recently planted with cypress trees, and tons of closet space. And tons of the original details remain: the ornate wooden staircase, plaster ceilings, fireplaces, and moldings are all original, and were restored from their original 19th-century glory.
See more photos of the mansion right here: