We hear the former home of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Connelly and her Marvel-man husband Paul Bettany is (unofficially) back on the market for $12.9 million. The 25-foot-wide limestone mansion, built in 1899, faces Prospect Park. Its previous sale in 2015 set real estate records at the time.
The home’s 6,500 square feet include seven bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms along with exquisite details: original stained glass, mahogany columns, herringbone floors, carved mantels and five working gas fireplaces. There’s even a 600-bottle wine cellar hidden under the home’s front stoop, along with a chef’s kitchen, an entire children’s floor and an outdoor kitchen. A dumbwaiter offers old-school charm, while integrated sound and security systems keep things modern.
When Connelly and Bettany bought the mansion for $3.7 million back in 2003, they were considered Brooklyn pioneers. They sold it in 2008 for $8.45 million to a Google exec, who in turn sold it for $12.4 million to a family trust linked to Apollo Global Management. It was listed again last February but yanked off the market due to COVID-19, sources say.
“Everyone who has owned this home has improved it,” notes Douglas Elliman broker Lindsay Barton Barrett, who reps the home’s current finance family owners. “The level of detail and how the home has evolved over time is really special.”
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