Ryan Serhant buys Brooklyn brownstone he was marketing for Jonathan Safran Foer

Nest Seekers broker paid $7.6M for townhouse he listed with ask of $8.9M

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Mar.March 16, 2018 05:46 PM

Jonathan Safran Foer and Ryan Serhant with 374 Pacific Street

Author Jonathan Safran Foer sold his Brooklyn townhouse for $7.6 million to someone incredibly close to the property.

The buyer of the 8,000-square-foot brownstone at 374 Pacific Street is none other than “Million Dollar Listing: New York” star Ryan Serhant, who was marketing the property for sale, according to property records filed with the city Friday.

Serhant declined to comment, but a source familiar with the deal said he plans to move to the home from his Soho condo at 22 Renwick Street, which he bought in 2014 for $3.7 million.

Safran Foer, author of “Everything is Illuminated” and “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,” bought the Boerum Hill home for $5.4 million in 2014, property records show.

He had originally tried to sell it for $10.5 million with Compass, but earlier this year, Nest Seekers Internationals’ Serhant listed it with an asking price of $8.995 million.

The eight-bedroom, six-story house has a wood-burning fireplace, a three-story atrium and a two-bedroom guest apartment.

Serhant in 2016 opened a Brooklyn office as he and his team took on more listings in the borough.

Christian Bautista contributed reporting.


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