The limestone mansion at 17 Prospect Park West, once owned by celeb couple Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany, has returned to the market with a $14.5 million price tag. Back in 2014, the historic home was asking just a bit less—$14 million—with ambitions of becoming the most expensive home sold in Brooklyn; eventually it ended up unloading for just $12.4 million and settled for the title of most expensive home sold in Park Slope.
The brokerbabble calls it one of “New York City’s most spectacular homes,” and it’s not totally hyperbole. The seven-bedroom mansion dates back to 1899 and was designed by architect Montrose W. Morris. Even though it was renovated by a previous owner, a significant amount of its original details—stained glass windows, mahogany columns, coffered ceilings, and the like—have been preserved, giving the whole place a grand, stately feel.
The roughly 6,500 square feet home is spread out over five floors, and comes with five gas fireplaces with decorative mantles, a chef’s kitchen with a marble center island, central air conditioning, and an utterly over-the-top 600-bottle wine cellar found in the basement.
There’s also an abundance of outdoor space with two balconies and a lovely landscaped backyard with a built-in grill. If that’s not enough, Prospect Park is located directly across the street.