A Brooklyn Mansion Where Historic and Trendy Elements Intermingle Is Up for Sale

Tall fluted columns and outdoor porches may be more reminiscent of a country manor, but that’s why Prospect Park South’s Gale Mansion is a special NYC find. Manicured greenery, five porches, and beautiful architecture exude an air similar to that of a private club, while the interiors hold both 21st-century trends and period treasures. All packaged in approximately 11,389 square feet, the Brooklyn mansion is now asking $12.95 million.

Built in 1905 by Henry B. Moore, the home takes inspiration from Stanford White’s Atlantic Yacht Club, hence its posh country club vibe. It’s one of many architectural beauties within Prospect Park, which was developed between 1898 and 1920. Prospect Park South holds 206 custom-built historic homes, with some designed by notable architects such as William Van Alen, architect of the Chrysler Building, and Arthur Loomis Harmon, a design partner of the Empire State Building. These visionaries and the more quiet nature of Brooklyn brought esteemed buyers, which included this property’s namesake, the Gale family.

While the imposing exterior is an ever-present reminder of the grandeur of the early 20th century, the interior’s complete restoration added practical and contemporary finishes. Original details such as intricate fireplace mantels hold true to the home’s history, while modern additions like the top-of-the-line fixtures in the kitchen, custom cabinetry, a breakfast booth, and a home theater pull it all together.

With a 1,200-square-foot ballroom with 17-foot ceilings, an antique bar, and a billiards room, it’s impossible to forget the home’s Gilded Age roots. They simply don’t make them like this anymore, and there are 9 bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms as well. Mary Kay Seery of Brown Harris Stevens holds the listing.