Bestselling Novelist Looks to Double His Money on Brooklyn Townhouse
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.