Take that, 36 Garden Place. A 9,200-square foot single-family home at 2134 Ocean Parkway bordering Gravesend and Sheepshead Bay has trumped Brooklyn Heights as the double-digit million dollar borough capital. The “palatial” property has an asking price of a whopping $14 million: $4 million more than Brooklyn’s previous record-setting Garden Place listing, which hit the market in late February.
The asking price also bests the Heights’ other lofty 2012 residential sales, including the Capote House at 70 Willow ($12M), 183 Columbia Heights ($6.6M), 161 Columbia Heights ($3M) and 50 Orange Street ($7.1M).
The Real Deal reports that the Ocean Parkway Mediterranean-style 5-bedroom home, steps from Brighton Beach, is the second most expensive listing among all residential properties in Brooklyn, behind DUMBO’s ever-enduring $19 million listing for the Clock Tower penthouse at 1 Main Street. (Garden Place and Ocean Parkway are competing as the largest single-family borough listings, as opposed to Clock Tower’s multi-residence status.)
“It’s like a palace in the middle of Brooklyn,” co-listing broker & NestSeekers SVP Ryan Serhant told Real Deal. “It’s all custom. Everything is imported, from the marble to the chandeliers.” The realtor listing describes the manse as such: “Articulately customized in the finest finishes of marble, granite, wood and lacquers, this massive residence is truly one of a kind. The home is touched with limestone accents and finished in two-tone stucco and an authentic green terracotta style Spanish roof.”
It also features a multi-level art-nouveau staircase accented by artisan wrought iron panels, a dome skylight, two kitchens, a master bedroom with a French-doored balcony, herringbone-floored library, game room, 4.5 bathrooms, an elevator serving all floors and garden/patio.
The residence has been owned by the same family since 1992, which is listing the property because their family has grown up and moved out, Serhant says. Public records identify the current owners as Ely and Rivka Levy, according to Real Deal.
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