Saturday, July 26, 2008

Return of Real Estate Porn




So I was perusing the 'On the Market' in the Real Estate section of the New York Times when I found a link to a real estate firm called Aguyao & Huebner in Brooklyn. One of the houses that they are selling looks like something out of Dynasty, except it is in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. For those of you who don't know Brooklyn (or New York), Bay Ridge is way the hell out there near the Verrazano Bridge.

Here's the description from the site:

"MONTE CARLO ANYONE? It's easy to imagine you are on the French Rivera when you enter this property. This 9,000-plus square foot Center Hall Colonial estate offers a host of luxurious amenities you would not expect to find this side of the Mediterranean. A grand 70 foot long terrace with stunning views of the Narrows and New York Bay overwhelms you before you even enter the front door. Inside you are greeted by a grand center hall and circular stair. Off to the right is the most impressive living room with a mantle and fireplace. The grand dining room, the gourmet kitchen overlooking the mammoth heated pool, four large bedrooms, five baths of marble, the four car heated garage, the master suite with bath and two walk-in closets, and the exquisite finishes throughout are all statements of luxury and a lifestyle usually not found within walking distance of a New York City transportation. Offered by Aguayo & Huebener for $5,500,000. Call today to see what only upon seeing can you really believe."


Seriously, a $5.5MM house in the Bay Ridge? I can understand Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope even, but this is incredible. And the house is amazing, with a swimming pool and a huge terrace that overlooks the water. Not to offend anyone, but I'm thinking someone in the Mafia owned this thing. Or someone who made a lot of money who didn't have money before. It's a little over the top.

1 comment:

Georgie said...

Check out this real estate porn.
http://www.palaceinthesky.net/
It's a bit over the top but it's fun to look at.