It looks like Miami, but its soul is pure Brooklyn. At one time, this “bonkers” estate was the most expensive home in Brooklyn, on sale for $30 million in 2013.
But the next year, it was given a price chop down to $17 million. Now it’s shed both a neighboring home and another $4.5 million from its price tag, says Curbed. It’s now listed for $12.5 million.
The 10-bedroom Mill Basin property is a gated waterfront compound with a storied past and more than 23,000 square feet of interior space. The main house was originally built and owned by John Rosatti, a multi-millionaire with mob connections to the Colombo crime family. He then sold the property to Russian heiress Galina Anisimova (known as the mother of the “Russian Paris Hilton“) for $3 million in the late ’90s.
Outside, the mansion has a 1,000-square-foot pool, a 40-person pavilion for parties, and 30,000 square feet of outdoor gardens. The main house boasts a downstairs wine cellar, 257 feet of waterfront, a four-car garage, and a two-boat marina. Taken together, this is more akin in style to something you’d see in Miami than in Brooklyn.
Megan Willett and Raisa Bruner wrote earlier versions of this story.