Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany’s Former Park Slope Townhouse Is Up for Sale
Right on Prospect Park in Park Slope, a grand limestone mansion just hit the market. Actors Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany once owned the townhouse and unloaded it in 2008 for $8.45 million, according to the NY Post. Steeped in Brooklyn majesty, it has been listed a few times in recent years, notably asking $14.5 million in 2017. Now, the home is seeking a buyer yet again. Listed for $12.25 million, 17 Prospect Park West stands amongst the borough’s finest properties.
With construction completed in 1899, the home has a bounty of turn-of-the-century period elements within its walls. Architect Montrose W. Morris designed it and stained glass windows cast subtle color on mahogany columns, which in turn support ceilings that feel sky-high. Herringbone floors join with walls that shine with moldings. Warming this domain of details are five working gas fireplaces, each framed by intricately carved mantels.
Even if it lacked any or all of these architectural attributes, the 6,232-square-foot spread boasts natural light unrivaled by most NYC townhouses on the market today. Sitting at the end of a row, the mansion enjoys exposures on three sides and sunshine from all angles.
Over a decade after the Marvel actor and upcoming Top Gun: Maverick star called it home, the property is as gorgeous as ever. It has 7 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms spread across five floors, and the flow from garden to parlor to private living sections is seamless and serene. Lindsay Barton Barrett of Douglas Elliman holds the listing.