Ethical Culture’s Mansion On The Market For $30 Million

A mansion that helped the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture for 3-quarters of a century has hit the market, valuing $30 million.

Brownstoner reported the single-family home at 53 Prospect Park West was designed by architect William Tubby in 1900.

Now 5,724 Sq. ft mansion was commissioned by financier William H. Childs. The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture acquired the estate in 1948. The group has used it as a venue for gatherings, marriages, community meetings, and other events.
The property highlights the largest individual garden in Brooklyn 9,800 Sq ft. Inside, the mansion owns high ceilings, oversized rooms, an arched staircase, and marble fireplaces.

The listing for the property states that it may be used as a majestic private home or museum, library, school, or concert hall. Given that it sits in the Park Slope Historic District, any outer work would likely need the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s help.

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