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Jonathan Safran Foer lists glorious Boerum Hill townhouse for $10.5M

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There’s nothing not to love about this Brownstone Brooklyn townhouse

Looking at the new listing for 374 Pacific Street in Boerum Hill, it’s impossible to tell that the townhouse was once the eyesore of the block. And it wasn’t even that long ago: The property sold back in 2010 for $1.335 million, and was kept in such poor shape that the neighbors were gifted $1 million for suffering through its ex-owner’s severe neglect of the property. The townhouse resurfaced, completely restored, in 2013 asking $7.9 million, and was whisked off the market the following March for $5.4 million.

The 26-foot townhouse returned today, looking better than ever and with an asking price of $10.495 million. Oh, how times change. The townhouse’s current owner (one Strong Kane LLC) finished off the remodel with a new kitchen, featuring cabinets by Brooklyn design firm Workstead and dark stone countertops. (Find photos of the house’s last listing here.) Update: The Real Estalker reports that author Jonathan Safran Foer, that man of many words and splendid Brooklyn real estate tendencies, is the one offloading this property.

Unlike some other newly-redone Brooklyn townhouse, one thing this townhouse is not short on is personality. A red inlay refreshes the living area’s herringbone wood floor, and playfully molded spindles give the home’s staircase, looked over by a skylight, a punch of character.

The main 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. The apartment was last listed on the rental market in 2014 for $5,200.