Nobody wants to buy this $12.5M BK mansion with ties to mobsters, Russian heiresses

TRD MIAMI /
Sep.September 29, 2016 12:00 PM

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.

Douglas Elliman now has the listing.

Megan Willett and Raisa Bruner wrote earlier versions of this story.


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