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Location: Brooklyn, N.Y.
The Skinny: At $14M, the sale of this home at its asking price would make it the most expensive single-family house to ever trade hands in Brooklyn. That's right, forget the Truman Capote mansion directly across the river from Wall Street in Brooklyn Heights, this 9,200-square-foot spread on Ocean Avenue in Gravesend is apparently the most desirable home in Brooklyn. The 15-room mansion, with five bedrooms and 4.5 baths, certainly qualifies as one of the most ostentatious, where an overly ornate interior meets some underwhelming architecture and deferred maintenance. Gravesend, almost an hour from Manhattan by train, is hardly a prime neighborhood for high-end property like this, but they do come around every so often. In 2009, a Gravesend Georgian sold for more than $10M.
· 2134 Ocean Pkwy [Nestseekers]
· Truman Capote's Heights House Sells for Borough Record [Curbed NY]
· Bonkers Gravesend House Seeks Brooklyn Record of $14M [Curbed NY]