If it weren’t so far – the farthest, in fact – from the subway, Mill Basin would likely be a much more popular destination for voyeuristic real estate tours and McMansion ogling.
The lavishness of this $3.999 million property at 309 Whitman Drive can be ogled without venturing out to the edge of the borough thanks to its luxurious online listing, first picked up by Brick Underground.
The 7,500 square-foot home has its own narrated tour video complete with emotional background music. The property, built in 2010, has an elevator, formal breakfast room, heated pool, private boat slip and dock, and is “tastefully” gilded throughout in the “European Renaissance style,” the video boasts. In addition to the sprawling, three-story property, there’s also 5,000 square feet of outdoor space, a gym, and a library. In all, the property occupies 0.11 acres.
The third floor is exclusively devoted to the master bedroom, which features a wood burning fireplace, balcony, dressing rooms, and steam and dry sauna. There are three other bedrooms, and a total of four-and-a-half baths throughout the estate.
Somewhat oddly, in the “About Mill Basin” section promoting the neighborhood’s merits at the bottom of the listing, brokerage High Class Realty notes that some longtime area residents call newer properties “monstrosities.”
When Bay Ridge’s Gingerbread House returned to the market in 2016 it asked for $11 million.
[H/t: Brick Underground]