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Park Slope's historic Tracy Mansion is reborn as seven pricey condos

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The 50-foot-wide mansion, built in 1912, has been revamped into apartments

Photos via Douglas Elliman

Back in 2013, one of Park Slope’s grandest properties—the Tracy Mansion, a century-old spread located on Eighth Avenue between Carroll and President streets—sold for $9.5 million. That wasn’t so grand, considering the landmarked home was once on the market for a whopping $25 million; but the new owner, Ray Zamagi, had big plans for the space.

Last year, he enlisted Scott Henson Architect (a firm known for its work in adaptive reuse of historic structures) to transform the enormous structure into—what else?—a condo building. After a few false starts, the project got Landmarks Preservation Commission approval in February of 2016; now, the fruits of that renovation are being revealed, as the first condos within the building hit the market earlier today.

The building itself has quite the history: It was built for the Tracy family, which gained fame for their tugboat business (ah, the early 20th century), by architect Frank J. Helme, known for building the Bossert Hotel in Brooklyn Heights, among other properties. He designed the residence in the Neoclassical style, with huge Corinthian columns and more ornamentation gracing the marble exterior.

But in its new and improved form, the building has seven condos: three three-bedroom simplexes, three three-bedroom duplexes, and a four-bedroom penthouse that occupies a full floor. Four of those hit the market today, including a first-floor duplex that was once featured on Boardwalk Empire and comes with a 432-square-foot backyard.

The apartments do share some features, including high ceilings, original hardwood floors, chef’s kitchens, and other modern amenities (central air, laundry, you know the drill). And the building itself retained many of its beautiful interior details, including stained glass windows, mahogany paneling, and a marble foyer.

That won’t come cheap, of course: the units range in price from $2.15 million to $4.2 million.

Listings for the condos have yet to appear online, but Alex Maroni of Douglas Elliman is marketing the property. Once those appear, we’ll add them here; in the meantime, check out more photos and floorplans below.