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105 Eighth Avenue

Park Slope,  Brooklyn, NY



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Once in a lifetime opportunity (or rather, once in several lifetimes), to acquire what is possibly the most grand and architecturally significant Brooklyn residence to be offered to the general public in nearly half a century. This home is the ultimate trophy home in Brooklyn, the pinnacle of distinction and spacious grandeur. The finest example of neo-Classical architecture in the historic district, if not in all of Brooklyn, this monumental 50-foot wide limestone mansion retains many of its original architectural details, including huge public rooms clad in rare woods, sweeping Gone with the Wind staircase, intricate plaster details, 8-foot high Italian marble fireplace, and a grand marble entry hall with bronze doors and vaulted ceiling. It is a symmetrical house with an imposing, curved central bay, and four fluted, modified Corinthian columns at the entrance. The entire home is of exceptionally fine quality, an elegant composition that is as breathtaking as it is dignified. For the discerning buyer looking for the absolute trophy home, this residence can be restored to its former grandeur. Covering three full floors, plus a garden level, the impressive floor plan affords unlimited possibilities to create an extraordinary and unique mansion. The spaciousness of the rooms and height of the ceilings offers an unparalleled opportunity never before seen in Brooklyn. Designed as a private residence for the Tracy family by the legendary architect Frank J. Helmle, the property has had only three owners since it was constructed in 1912. The property has additional undeveloped air rights that would potentially allow expansion and use as a residential development site, an educational facility, medical offices, NGO, cultural center or museum. The possibilities are limitless. All inquiries will be held in strict confidence.

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Recent Sales in Area*

07/12/13 275 4th Ave $14,800,000

07/09/13 168 7th St $15,300,000

07/03/13 76 Saint Marks Ave $15,000,000

* Recent sales in area is compiled by properties having the same bedroom count or same bathroom count, property type, location, and a similar price range. Sales history may include properties with varied amenities and conditions (views, layout, market timing and other significant variables). Contact agent for more details regarding this information.

Property Press Mentions
New York TimesPark Slope Brooklyn A Neighborhood To Grow Into

Kate and Kabir Singh have come a long way since moving to Park Slope, Brooklyn, from Greenwich Village a decade ago, hopscotching from home to home to home, but despite...
New York Times - Wednesday, January 21, 2015

New York TimesNew York's Once And Future Mansions

Center, the Tracy Mansion at 105 Eighth Avenue in Brooklyn can be yours for $13 million. When the architect/designer Ogden Codman Jr....
New York Times - Friday, September 05, 2014

TelegraphTop 20 Mega-Mansions For Sale

New York £9m Halstead Property (020 7467 5330; halstead.com) Described as the ultimate trophy home, this four-storey, neo-Classical townhouse in Brooklyn was built in...
Telegraph - Wednesday, February 05, 2014

The Brooklyn Daily EagleArchitectural Eye Candy For Sale A Look Inside The Tracy Mansion

This limestone neo-Classical mansion at 105 Eighth Ave. is 50 feet wide. So what's the inside of a $15 million house feel like? Grand and serene at the same time, if...
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Wednesday, November 06, 2013

New York TimesHomes Supplement Brooklyn

As real estate prices in the high-rent parts of Brooklyn approach and even exceed those of Manhattan, new developments and restorations across the borough offer a unique brand of...
New York Times - Friday, September 13, 2013

Luxury PortfolioPark Slope Brooklyn NY

Once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire the most grand & architecturally significant Brooklyn residence to be offered in half a century. For the discerning buyer looking...
Luxury Portfolio - Thursday, March 14, 2013

New York Social DiaryBig Old Houses Brooklyn Big Time

As you can see, the Tracy house isn't the only big one in Park Slope, a neighborhood much favored by Brooklyn's haute bourgeoisie in the decades on either side...
New York Social Diary - Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Brownstoner 7 Million Price Chop On Park Slope

Price chop alert! The $25 million mansion for sale on 8th Avenue in Park Slope is now a mere $18 million. The home hit the market just about a month...
Brownstoner - Wednesday, December 05, 2012

CurbedBrooklyn's Most Expensive Mansion Now 7 Million Cheaper

Park Slope's former Montessori School became Brooklyn's most expensive house by a significant margin when it was listed last month for $25,000,000. Somebody thought better of that, however, and yesterday...
Curbed - Wednesday, December 05, 2012

CrainsBrooklyn Park Slope House Hits Sale Bin

It turns out that even in leafy, ritzy Park Slope, house buyers are not going nuts. Case in point: The owner of a mansion at 105 Eighth Ave. who had...
Crains - Saturday, December 01, 2012

Wall Street JournalPark Slope Mansion Never A House Divided

Park Slope is primed to get a new mansion. A Montessori school that made its home in a 50-foot-wide stone palace since 1970 has closed, making way...
Wall Street Journal - Monday, November 12, 2012

Marc Wisotsky

Contact Agent Marc Wisotsky
Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker
Tel: (718) 613-2047

Jackie Lew

Contact Agent Jackie Lew
Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker
Tel: (718) 613-2046

Property Details

Web #:3539390
Price: $13,000,000
Real Estate Tax: $56,670.88
Mortgage Calculator Property Type: Townhouse
Rooms: 23.0
Bathrooms: 9.0
Facade: Limestone
Original Detail: Yes


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