Million Dollar Listing Season 5 is less than three weeks away and in the past, most of Frederik Eklund‘s multi-million dollar listings seem to be in Manhattan, where $15 million will get you a condo, albeit a VERY nice one. But in Brooklyn that amount gets you 19th century old-world style merged with 21st century luxury. Remington House in the borough’s Park Slope might just be the priciest listing ever in this neighborhood. Built in 1887 by C. P. H. Gilbert for James H. Remington, whose father was a founder of the Republican Party (boo) it became a New York City landmark in 1973. The meticulously restored home is an exceptional 32 feet wide. (I once owned a brownstone which was the standard 20 feet wide and my good pals still have one considered much fancier at 25 feet wide.) This house features 13 wood-burning fireplaces and lots of original details, like plasterwork ceilings, moldings, and inlaid oak floors. You get a formal dining room, a sitting room, a family room, a den, and a library. Upstairs, the third-floor master suite also has its own sitting room plus a luxurious, spa-like bath clad in Calacutta gold marble and with a fireplace and a soaking tub. Outside is a manicured garden with a cedar-paneled fence that is spacious enough to have a full outdoor kitchen with a separate garden apartment. 8 bedrooms, 4 baths + 4 half baths over 5 floors and 8,200 sq. ft. The only drawback that I can attest to having lived in a 4-story brownstone for a decade is that there is a LOT of up and down. Wherever you are, there’s something on another floor that you need. I know, sounds like a problem you might like to have.
Million Dollar Listing, Season 5 premieres on April 21 on Bravo.
(Photos, Douglas Elliman; via Architectural Digest)