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Historic Brooklyn Mansion Listed for Record $40 Million

Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Brooklyn Heights Promenade Photo by Joe Mabel

An 18,000 square-foot, 150 year-old Brooklyn mansion, was put on the market for a stratospheric $40 million. The home is in Brooklyn Heights, at 3 Pierrepont Place, and its list price competes with some of New York’s fanciest Fifth Avenue townhouses. With 15 bedrooms and 16 baths, the home has some inspiring views of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and the New York Harbor.

The mansion, which is famous as the home of “Prizzi’s Honor” fictional mafiosa Don Corrado, is in reality owned by retired banker Jeff Keil. Keil is a former president of Republic New York Corp. He purchased the home back in 1991 for a mere $2.3 millon.

The majestic home is listed with Corcoran Realty, by broker Vicki Negron. It was built in 1856 for a businessman who made his fortune trading tea and silks from China, Abiel Abbot Low. The home has some incredible historic details: original fireplaces; high ceilings; a dramatic central staircase with a skylight above it; and gardens and outdoor grounds of 9,000 square feet.

The home was designed by architect Richard Upjohn, who also created the Trinity Church on Wall Street and St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Fifth Avenue.


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