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For sale! See inside this Brooklyn mansion built during the Gilded Age

The New York real estate market is full of studios that have been converted into two-bedroom apartments and homes touted for their creative storage solutions. So when a Gilded Age mansion in one of the city’s most desirable locations comes on the market, it’s worth taking note.

Anton Brookes / Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Anton Brookes / Douglas Elliman Real Estate

This grand five-story, five-bedroom, five-bathroom home right on Prospect Park West is on the market for $9.85 million from listing agents Alexander Maroni, Raphael DeNiro, and Maggie Leigh Marshall of Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

Anton Brookes / Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Anton Brookes / Douglas Elliman Real Estate

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At a whopping 6,900 square feet, “it's perhaps the largest single-family home directly on Prospect Park to hit the market in forever,” said listing agent Alexander Maroni. “It’s almost the equivalent of getting two townhouses together.”

Anton Brookes / Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Anton Brookes / Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Built in 1899, the limestone mansion was designed by prolific architect Axel Hedman and was owned by a single family for over a century. The current owners bought the home a few years ago and embarked on what Maroni called “an extraordinarily tasteful restoration.”

Anton Brookes / Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Anton Brookes / Douglas Elliman Real Estate

The renovations sought to preserve the incredible original details like stained glass, high-level woodwork, and custom plasterwork while modernizing areas like the contemporary kitchen. It comes equipped with high-end features like marble counters, double Viking ovens, a Blue Star 6-burner range, and a double-door Sub-Zero refrigerator.

Anton Brookes / Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Anton Brookes / Douglas Elliman Real Estate

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The expansive master suite takes up the entire third floor and boasts two original marble sinks, a 200-square-foot dressing room that opens onto a roof deck, and a super sleek bathroom. This floor is on tree level with Prospect Park, and Maroni noted that “from the upper floors of this house, you feel like you’re looking at a forest. There is a unique degree of privacy.”

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Anton Brookes / Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Of all the gorgeous areas of the house, Maroni’s favorite is the parlor floor, which is a sweeping 90 feet long. Standing there, he said, “feels majestic—or baronial. It’s just absolutely exquisite.”

Anton Brookes / Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Not surprisingly, a number of finance people and celebrities have looked at the home, but Maroni noted that the home could suit all sorts of people. “It could almost be like a family compound,” he reflected. It’s hard to beat this combination of prime location and sheer square footage.

Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

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