Bestselling Novelist Looks to Double His Money on Brooklyn Townhouse



The living room features herringbone oak floors.Jonathan Safran Foer, the bestselling author of Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close and Everything Is Illuminated, is seeking $10.495M for the Boerum Hill townhouse he bought for $5.4M just over 3 years ago.

The gracious residence spans 8,000 square feet and is currently configured as an owner’s quadruplex with a separate garden floor apartment. Built in 1899, the Greek revival brownstone was extensively renovated prior to Foer’s purchase and boasts soaring ceilings, a private garden and oversized windows that bathe the entire home in natural light. A graceful entry foyer leads to the front parlor, where there is a wood-burning fireplace and herringbone oak floors. An intimate dining area connects this space to the kitchen, which features custom cabinetry by Brooklyn design firm Workstead and access to the private garden. The 1,400-square-foot master suite encompasses the second floor, while the third and fourth levels are home to family spaces including a south-facing terrace, family room and the remainder of the home’s 6 bedrooms.

Compass’s Lindsay Barton Barrett, Jessica Hirsch, Christina Abad and Daniel Dinko represent the listing, which was reported by Variety.

The kitchen is outfitted with custom cabinetry by Brooklyn-based design firm Workstead.

The stove and range hood.

A cozy family room.

The dining room flows into the kitchen.

The master bedroom features a separate sitting area and wood-burning stove.

The relaxing master bathroom.

The upper level family room.

The home feature an oversized private garden.

The charming Greek revival façade.

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