Worth It: A Look at a $12.5M 'Gilded Age' Mansion in Brooklyn that Used to Belong to Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany - Suite Life

The home was designed by architect Monrose W. Morris, the man behind Brooklyn’s first multi-unit apartments.

In 2003, Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Connelly and her husband, actor Paul Bettany, purchased a Gilded Age mansion for $3.7 million. Five years later, they sold it for $8.45 million. 

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Living area.

At present, the Brooklyn home, which was built in 1899, is under contract for $12.2 million.

Renowned architect

Architect Monrose W. Morris built the seven-bedroom and three-bathroom property. As one of the most active architects during New York’s 1800s real estate boom, he’s best known for creating some of the first multi-unit apartments in the city.

Master’s bedroom

The late 19th century, the era known for wealth and ambition, was when the architect trained under Charles W. Clinton pioneered Brooklyn’s landscape.

Preserved details

According to the home’s listing, the mansion’s original details are maintained: stained glass windows, mahogany columns, herringbone floors, carved mantels, and five gas-powered fireplaces. 

At the same time, its kitchen features state-of-the-art appliances like a sub-zero fridge, a 48″ La Cornue range (the Parisian stove maker offers polished brass, brushed brass, stainless steel, nickel, chrome, and copper as finishes), and two dishwashers. 


Cabinetry is handcrafted for the kitchen’s interiors, while the center island is made of marble. The chandelier which lights the area is also by a notable New York native Lindsey Adelman

Wine cellar

Of course, as any luxurious home would have, the house perched in Prospect Park has a wine cellar that can fit up to 600 bottles. 

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