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Nobody wants to buy this $12.5M Brooklyn mansion with connections to mobsters and Russian heiresses

Here's the entrance to the home that was at one time Brooklyn's most expensive property. (Image Credit : Douglas Elliman)
Here’s the entrance to the home that was at one time Brooklyn’s most expensive property. (Image Credit : Douglas Elliman)

It looks like Miami, but its soul is pure Brooklyn. At one time, this “bonkers” estate was the most expensive home in Brooklyn, on sale for $30 million in 2013.

But the next year, it was given a price chop down to $17 million. Now it’s shed both a neighboring home and another $4.5 million from its price tag, says Curbed. It’s now listed for $12.5 million.

The gated four-story compound was originally listed for $30 million back in 2013.
The gated four-story compound was originally listed for $30 million back in 2013.

The 10-bedroom Mill Basin property is a gated waterfront compound with a storied past and more than 23,000 square feet of interior space. The main house was originally built and owned by John Rosatti, a multi-millionaire with mob connections to the Colombo crime family. He then sold the property to Russian heiress Galina Anisimova (known as the mother of the “Russian Paris Hilton”) for $3 million in the late ’90s.

The main house has four stories and 14,000 square feet of indoor space.
The main house has four stories and 14,000 square feet of indoor space.

Outside, the mansion has a 1,000-square-foot pool, a 40-person pavilion for parties, and 30,000 square feet of outdoor gardens. The main house boasts a downstairs wine cellar, 257 feet of waterfront, a four-car garage, and a two-boat marina. Taken together, this is more akin in style to something you’d see in Miami than in Brooklyn.

Douglas Elliman now has the listing.

In total, there are 14 rooms in the home.
In total, there are 14 rooms in the home.
This is the so-called "circle meditation room," complete with skylight. Fancy.
This is the so-called “circle meditation room,” complete with skylight. Fancy.
The master bedroom has endless water views.
The master bedroom has endless water views.
There are also eight bathrooms and two powder rooms.
There are also eight bathrooms and two powder rooms.
Outside, the home has a 1,000-square-foot pool and 30,000 square feet of gardens.
Outside, the home has a 1,000-square-foot pool and 30,000 square feet of gardens.
This little outdoor area would be great for entertaining.
This little outdoor area would be great for entertaining.
The home also has 257 feet of Brooklyn waterfront.
The home also has 257 feet of Brooklyn waterfront.