Is there such a thing as too much space? For financier Stuart Leaf, the answer was a resounding yes.
The hedge fund manager and his wife recently put their massive 11,000-square-foot home—the most expensive condo in Brooklyn—on the market for $32 million, after a peculiar incident convinced them it was time to sell.
After months of deliberating, and after an earlier attempt at listing the apartment was taken down due to seller’s remorse, the final straw was laid when both Mr. Leaf and his wife were at home for several hours without realizing the other was there. The incident revealed just how unsuitable the sprawling space was for just two people. “It’s just a little bit too spread out,” said Leaf.
The condo—located at One Brooklyn Bridge Park—is the priciest ever listed in the borough and is a combination of at least nine units spanning the 10th, 11th, and 12th floors of the building. In comparison, the most expensive apartment ever sold in the borough went for $7 million in 2008.
Looking at the massive apartment and its list of amenities, It’s easy to see how the couple could lose each other in there. The apartment features six bedrooms, six bathrooms and two half baths, along with a gym, a rock-climbing wall, a screening room, and a 3,500-bottle wine room. The apartment also takes advantage of DUMBO’s startling views of the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, and much of Lower Manhattan. Outside, the condo boasts a 75-foot-long terrace complete with a barbecue, sound system, irrigated plant boxes and a dwarf peach tree.
The honor of the most expensive apartment ever listed in New York City as a whole goes to a 21,500-square foot Midtown triplex at 550 Madison Ave, which was listed at $150 million.
The apartment was listed with Karen and Alan Heyman of Sotheby’s International Realty.
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Photos and details courtesy of the Wall Street Journal