If you think home prices are high in North and Brownstone Brooklyns, you should get a load of what they’re asking for down south! A Gravesend house hit the market this week with a $14 million price tag, making it the most expensive house for sale in Brooklyn, Sheepshead Bites reports. (Only the penthouse of the Clocktower building in DUMBO asks for more—$19 million.) Just south of Avenue U on Ocean Parkway, the 9,200-square foot, five-bedroom home features AN ELEVATOR, three hand-carved chandeliers in the dining room, a master bedroom with a balcony, and other ridiculous features, gushed over by the Daily News.
The home lies within a tight-knit Sephardic community that pays a lot for each other’s homes. Sheepshead Bites reports:
In 2009, 2111 East 2nd Street sold for $10.26 million… a home around the corner at 450 Avenue S sold in 2011 for $10.25 million, just shy of the $11 million sale of 451 Avenue S across the street in 2005.
The record for highest sale-price of a house in Brooklyn is $12.5 million—what the co-founder of Rockstar Games paid for Truman Capote’s old digs on Willow Street in March.
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