A few weeks ago, I poked a little fun at the mansions depicted in the tilework of the 86th Street subway station. To be clear: I know there’s plenty of detached housing in Bay Ridge, and we know some of those houses can qualify as mansions. We have, after all, written about them before.
Recently, Curbed put the spotlight to one such home, a little 11-room number on 83rd Street that’s selling for a cool $2.9 million. The January 10 Curbed article appeared right around the same time that (1) a $200+ million lottery ticket was bought on Long Island, and (2) the second season of British costume drama/prime-time soap Downton Abbey aired on PBS. And I cannot lie to you – the convergence of the three events has made me want a $2.9 million mansion more than I ever have in my life.
If that winning ticket had gone to me instead of some dude from California, I’d be buying this house. No, check that – I would already be moved in by now.
Now, this place has six bedrooms, but realistically I only need two for my own purposes. So I guess that leaves room for four servants. For $200 million, less $2.9, I should be able to afford four servants.
For the greater good of the estate, I’ll take one for the team and marry Michelle Dockery.
But alas, I did not win a $200+ million lottery jackpot. Some dude from California did.