One-of-a-Kind Brooklyn Home Listed for $30 Million
This 26-room complex looks like a property you'd find in Miami — not the depths of Brooklyn.
We're used to being wowed by townhouses and brownstones, but once in a while we come across a one-of-a-kind home that looks nothing like anything you'd expect to find in the five boroughs. This sprawling house in Mill Basin, Brooklyn, is a perfect example. From the waterfront landscaping to the wall of windows that comprises half the main building, the 60,000-square-foot compound looks more like something you'd find in Miami or L.A. It recently hit the market for $30 million.
The grounds offer a main house and guesthouse for a total of 23,000 square feet and 26 rooms. You'll find seven master bedroom suites — all with full views of Jamaica Bay — 14 bathrooms, four kitchens, five staff rooms, a gatehouse, indoor parking for seven cars, a three-boat marina and 257 feet of waterfront. The 1,000-square-foot pool and spa are as large as an average New York City apartment, and the poolside pavilion seats up to 40 people.
The home also has a bit of a gossipy history: The original owner, alleged mobster John Rosatti, got in trouble with the law for filling in tidal wetlands with landfill when he built the dream home. Plus, the current owner is supposedly the mother of a "Russian-American Paris Hilton."