New York Cities most expensive luxury home now on sale

  • 12 years ago
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If you have £15.6 million to
spend on a US property, you can now buy Brooklyn’s most expensive family home.
A one hundred year old Park Slope mansion has gone on the market for $25
million – although it is also available for rent at a cool $65,000 (£40,600)
per month.

The property, formerly the
Montessori International School of New York, is being sold after owner Anil
Kumar Sinha exhausted his family savings defending a 2007 sex claim. Keep
reading to find out more about this luxury US property.

Luxury US property the most expensive in Brooklyn’s history

The Daily Mail reports that Mr Sinha was tied to a sex scandal in 2007
and is subsequently selling his four-storey mansion. His daughter, Lina Sinha,
was sent to jail in early 2012 after being convicted of sexual crimes with a 13
year old male student.

The property, at 105 Eighth
Avenue, boasts a Gone with the Wind-style
staircase, and an eight-foot-high Italian marble fireplace amongst its
features. It also has a marble entry hall with bronze doors, Corinthian
columns, a Tudor-style dining room and an 18th-century-style sitting room.

Photo from Halstead property

The property was originally built
in 1912 as a family home for the shipping family, the Tracy’s. The property was
later transferred to the Catholic organisation Knights of Columbus before being
purchased by Mr Sinha.

Halstead broker Marc Wisotsky,
who shares the listing with Jackie Lew, told the New York Daily News: “This is unquestionably the finest and most
architecturally significant Brooklyn residence to be offered to the general
public in nearly half a century.

The Halstead property website describes this New York pad as a “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.”

“This may very well be the only
opportunity a discerning individual, seeking a unique one of a kind trophy
home, will ever have to purchase such a property.”

The previous most expensive
property in Brooklyn was Truman Capote’s former residence which sold for $12.5
million (£7.8 million) in 2011.

Author : Nick

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