Jennifer Connelly’s Former Park Slope Mansion Hits the Market

Listed at $12.9M, 17 Prospect Park West is the third most expensive residential listing in Brooklyn.

With a grand limestone facade and showstopping turn-of-the-century details, this historic mansion, found on the northwest side of Prospect Park, could be considered one of New York City's most spectacular homes, even if it hadn't been the former residence of Jennifer Connelly. Connelly—together with husband Paul Bettany of Marvel fame—called the stunning park-block row house home from 2003 to 2008. 

The limestone mansion sits prominently on the corner of Prospect Park West and Carroll Street facing Prospect Park.

The home, built in 1899, was originally designed by renowned American architect Montrose W. Morris, who was known for his large palazzo-style brownstones. It was commissioned by Samuel Goodstein, a prominent member of Brooklyn’s German-Jewish community, who actually commissioned both 16 and 17 Prospect Park West. The two mansions were designed as a complementary pair, but number 17, which is the corner residence, is grander and was designed with a higher level of detail.

The light-filled, park-facing parlor is filled with ornate turn-of-the-century details. 

A fireplace features a delicately carved mantel and is set between elegant mahogany columns.

The home opens with a grand parlor floor that features soaring, coffered ceilings and intricately carved wood details. The corner living room is filled with light and tree-lined views of Prospect Park. There is a formal dining room on the same floor and a beautifully updated kitchen on the garden level. There are also seven bedrooms over the home's top three floors—including an entire floor designed for the children. Other amenities include a top-floor media room and a secret subterranean wine cellar just under the home's front stoop. And if things get too stuffy indoors, there is plenty of room in the backyard for entertaining alfresco. Scroll below for more images of this stunning piece of New York real estate history. 

A stunning formal dining room features a fireplace, a built-in china cabinet, corner vitrine, and a butler's pantry with hammered copper countertops, storage, a sink, and a dishwasher.

The renovated kitchen is located on garden level. Updates were made with an eye for both beauty and function, and include handcrafted cabinetry, an oversized marble-topped island and a Lindsey Adelman chandelier. Top-of-the-line appliances include a glass-front Subzero fridge, a La Cornue range, two dishwashers, and a pantry.

The master bedroom comes with soundproof windows which face Prospect Park.

A birdseye maple dressing room with stained glass windows and chic marble countertops transports you back in time. 

There is one entire floor devoted to the children with two enormous bedrooms and a sunny library.

The library features original casement windows and a cozy cushioned bench.

The top floor media room. 

One of the home's marble-clad, updated bathrooms. 

A 600-bottle wine cellar is stealthily-tucked under the home's front stoop.

Across from the park, but plenty of private outdoor space perfect for barbeques. 

17 Prospect Park is a the corner of two tree-lined blocks. 

17 Prospect Park West is currently listed for $12,900,000 by Lindsay Barton Barrett of Douglas Elliman.

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