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Jonathan Safran Foer’s glorious Boerum Hill townhouse gets a hefty price chop

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The Pacific Street townhouse hit the market in May seeking $10.5 million

Courtesy of Compass

The picture-perfect Boerum Hill townhouse of author Jonathan Safran Foer is still looking for a buyer—but there’s some good news for house hunters: the gorgeous townhouse at 374 Pacific Street recently underwent a substantial price chop, brining its asking price down to $8.65 million.

The townhouse between Hoyt and Bond streets hit the market in May seeking $10.495 million, and even then our commenters called that a figure would likely get lobbed off the asking price. “8 figure price for 6 levels with no elevator will be a problem,” wrote Cityguy, and lo—here we are, six months later.

But that isn’t to say Safran Foer’s house is anything less than a dream, even if it wasn’t always that way. The 26-foot-wide townhouse used to be the eyesore of the block, and was in such poor shape that its neighbors were gifted $1 million for suffering through its ex-owner’s severe neglect of the property.

Safran Foer purchased the townhouse for $5.4 million in 2014 after it was completely restored.

The townhouse comes with eight bedrooms, including a second floor master suite with an attached bathroom and walk-in closet, a third floor family room that lets out onto a rear terrace, and a fourth floor recreation room. The townhouse’s garden level is currently set up as a two-bedroom lock-off apartment with one full- and one half-bathroom. It’s currently listed with Compass.