Open House at the John C. Kelley Mansion


More than 70 agents attended a broker open house Thursday night for the John C. Kelley Mansion at 247 Hancock Street, Bed Stuy’s biggest and priciest listing, asking $6,000,000. Among the distinguished guests were State Senator Kevin Parker of Flatbush and Mipam Thurman, Uma Thurman’s brother.

Thurman is switching professions and plans to become a real estate agent. He took his tests last week and is talking to Ban Leow about working in Halstead’s Bed Stuy office. After a grueling two and a half year search for a house, he and his wife landed in East Flatbush, where they have a two-month-old and are renovating. He would like to help other buyers, he said. Previously, he worked in digital advertising and planning for well-known Apple reseller Tekserve.

The champagne flowed freely, as did the live piano music and hor d’oeuvres from nearby restaurant Beso.

We hear the house already has several offers near ask and owner Claudia Moran would prefer to sell to an “end user,” not a developer. As a partygoer pointed out, the house is one of two Montrose Morris mansions currently on the market — the other being the former house of Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany at 17 Prospect Park West in Park Slope that is on the market for more than twice the price, or $14,000,000.

If you would like to see the John C. Kelley mansion yourself, there will also be an open house for non-brokers, this Sunday, November 16, from noon to 1:30 pm.

By the way, the house looked to be in very good condition!!

Click through for more photos (and please excuse our dark and grainy photos — our flash is not up to par.)

247 Hancock Street Coverage [Brownstoner]






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