Almost Done in Park Slope!


A private house in Park Slope that has been under construction for a decade will wrap this year, according to The New York Post. Amenities will include heated concrete floors, a geothermal system, a five-car elevator garage, an indoor Olympic-size lap pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, gym, a “regular elevator” and “three kitchens, including one on the roof,” and an outdoor climbing wall. There will be floor-to-ceiling windows and “about $1 million worth of glass for the all-glass front entrance,” according to the Post. Owners Ivona and Joseph Hertz are in the biz; they own Ocean Empire Management and Anovi Builders. “We wanted this house done when our kids were small,” said Ivona. Now that their children are in college, “it’s too big for us now,” the Post reported. The paper also said the “mansion” is worth $25,000,000, but didn’t clarify if that’s how much the project has cost so far, or if the owners intend to put it on the market for $25,000,000 later this year. (Probably the latter.) This may be the worst case of the shoemaker’s children we have ever seen. Gothamist says the building, located at 277 1st Street, looks like “a treehouse that Howard Hughes built over fifteen sleepless nights.” What’s your opinion?
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Photo by Sang Nguyen for Gothamist

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