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
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.