Brooklyn’s largest and most expensive waterfront residence is anything but modest
Built for a self-proclaimed “titan of the business world” named John Rosatti in 1989, 2458 National Drive in Brooklyn’s Mill Basin is a property with an equally large ego. Standing on a 60,000 square foot plot complete with two substantial residences with a total internal floor space of 23,000 square foot, here is a property where everything has been done to excess.
Sold to the Florida based ex-wife of Russian billionaire Vasily Anisimov, Galina Anisimova in 1996 for $3.7 million (£2.2 million), the compound is said to have been the subject of a $30 million (£17.6 million) refurbishment directed by interior decorator Noel Jeffrey and now includes a vast array of features. Amongst them are 10 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, media rooms, 4 kitchens, 5 staff rooms and indoor parking for 7 cars. There is a circular meditation room, an outdoor pavilion with seating for 40, a Lalique fireplace surround and 257 feet of “waterside frontage and docks for a variety of watercraft”.
Sadly for Anisimova – whose daughter, Anna, is frequently described as the “Russian-American Paris Hilton” – 2458 National Drive doesn’t look set to have produced a great return on her $33.7 million (£19.8 million) investment as the property has been on the market for just $30 million (£17.6 million) since late 2013.
Decorated in a “hotel-like fashion”, it is, however, Brooklyn’s most expensive property ever listed and definitely the place to live it large. It is for sale through James Cornell of Corcoran.
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