Own an oligarch’s estate in Brooklyn

Galina Anisimova is selling her Mill Basin mansion for $  30 million, the most any individual property has ever come on the market for in Brooklyn. The house, at 2458 National Drive, features a 15,000-foot main house and 8,000-foot guest house, four kitchens, half-a-dozen boat docks. Anisimova for all of $  3.7 million in 1996.

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Galina Anisimova is selling her Mill Basin mansion for $ 30 million, the most any individual property has ever come on the market for in Brooklyn. The house, at 2458 National Drive, features a 15,000-foot main house and 8,000-foot guest house, four kitchens, half-a-dozen boat docks. Anisimova for all of $ 3.7 million in 1996.

For $ 30 million, this Mill Basin mansion comes with everything and the kitchen sink. Four of them, actually, plus a dock for a dozen boats.

The most expensive Brooklyn home ever — asking twice as much as anything else on the market — it sprawls some 23,000 feet between a main house and guest house with 257 feet of Jamaica Bay frontage.

The main house (left) also has a guest house.

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The main house (left) also has a guest house.

The 10-bedroom, 15-bath property is the 17-year passion project of Galina Anissimova, ex-wife of Russia’s 38th richest man, a shadowy minerals baron.

Her broker, James Cornell of The Corcoran Group, said she probably spent more than $ 30 million transforming the place .

The foyer looks like a hotel.

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The foyer looks like a hotel.

“It’s perfect,” Cornell said. “It’s the highest quality everything I’ve ever seen in 24 years in the business.”

Perfection includes garage space for seven cars, a circular meditation room inscribed with signs of the Zodiac and a 1,000-square-foot outdoor pool — larger than many Brooklyn apartments — beside which sits a gigantic gazebo with room for 50 guests.

Curtains in the bedroom open up to reveal waterfront views.

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Curtains in the bedroom open up to reveal waterfront views.

The main house was built in the early 1990s by John Rosatti, a Brooklyn car dealership king and serial entrepreneur with reputed ties to the mob.

The house was his dream home until he sold it to Anissimova for $ 3 million in 1996 (a large sum at the time) following a six-figure lawsuit brought by state environmental regulalors. The dock was built over protected wetlands, according to reports.

Elvis Presley would be jealous of the TV room.

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Elvis Presley would be jealous of the TV room.

Anissimova bought the neighboring home in 2000 for $ 700,000, tore it down, and built the 8,200-foot guest house, designed by Noel Jeffrey, who also remodeled the 15,000-foot main home.

Cornell will be the first one to admit that it was not easy settling on a price for the home, since their is literally nothing else like it in the five boroughs.

The hotel-like living room looks out over the water.

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The hotel-like living room looks out over the water.

“It’s not like there’s three other homes this size on the watefront all priced at $ 15 million that we could go by,” he said.

Star appraiser Jonathan Miller said he wouldn’t even know how to begin to price the place.

Apprently, three people can fit in this tub.

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Apprently, three people can fit in this tub.

“There’s actually an industry term for this, a ‘why me property,’ because when you show up, you ask yourself, ‘Why me?’” he said.

Miller said the property would be more at home in Fort Lauderdale than New York. “It almost looks like they floated it up here on a barge,” he said.

Most expensive Brooklyn home ever put up for sale has a pool, 10 bedrooms and six docks on Jamaica Bay.

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Most expensive Brooklyn home ever put up for sale has a pool, 10 bedrooms and six docks on Jamaica Bay.

But with international interest booming in New York City property, now seems as good a time as any to list the home.

There are currently 48 properties on the market asking $ 30 million or more, according to listing site StreetEasy — but 47 of them are in Manhattan.

One of them is a $ 50 million apartment on the 75th floor of the Time Warner Center. It belongs to Anissimova’s daughter, 28-year-old daughter Anna.

In Mill Basin, the typical home covers 2,075 feet, with a median price of $ 869,000.

Elsewhere in Brooklyn, the next most expensive place is the clocktower penthouse in Dumbo, a 7,000-square-foot spread asking $ 18 million in the borough’s poshest neighborhood. A 1912 mansion in Park Slope was asking $ 25 million last year, but now it only wants $ 15 million.

By comparison, maybe Anissimova’s house isn’t so outrageous.

“Is it over the top?” Cornell said. “Maybe for some people, but not for these people, and not for the people we think are going to want this house.”

See a video inside the mansion by clicking here.


Lifestyle – NY Daily News

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