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Brooklyn mansions that will make your apartment feel even smaller

Brooklyn is famous for its brownstones, of course, but it is also home to a surprising number of awe-inspiring mansions both old and new. Here's a look at some, from waterfront estates to an old beer baron's home.

2458 National Drive

This $30 million
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This $30 million "private gated compound" encompassing 60,000 square feet includes seven master bedroom suites, 14 baths, four kitchens, five staff rooms, elevators and indoor parking for seven cars. Who said Brooklyn real estate means living in a shoebox? Agents: Lauren Muss, Douglas Elliman Real Estate; James Cornell, Leslie Marshall, Corcoran.

296 West End Avenue

How about a private oceanfront residence at 296
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How about a private oceanfront residence at 296 West End Avenue in Manhattan Beach? Listed at $8,000,000, this 17,000 square foot property has 170 feet of private oceanfront. Agent: Ariel Tirosh, Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

670 Bushwick Avenue

This mansion in Bushwick, Brooklyn, was constructed between
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This mansion in Bushwick, Brooklyn, was constructed between 1889 and 1890. It was the home of a long-ago local beer baron.

192 Columbia Heights

At a listed price of $16 million, this
Photo Credit: Corcoran Group

At a listed price of $16 million, this Columbia Heights mansion has "panoramic harbor views," five floors and a "vault for a wine cellar." Agent: Ellen Newman, Corcoran Group

8200 Narrows Avenue

Bay Ridge's famous
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Bay Ridge's famous "gingerbread house" on Narrows Avenue was designed by James Sarsfield Kennedy in 1917. Agents: Vicki Negron and Carrie Chiang, Corcoran Group.

440 Clinton St.

This landmarked, three-story mansion in Carroll Gardens is
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This landmarked, three-story mansion in Carroll Gardens is currently occupied by the F.G. Guido Funeral Home. It was built in 1840.

Ditmas Park

An example of a large home in Ditmas
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An example of a large home in Ditmas Park that, while it may not technically be a mansion, is big enough to be one by today's standards.

Brooklyn Heights

The Sotheby's listing for this Brooklyn Heights abode
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The Sotheby's listing for this Brooklyn Heights abode calls it "mansion style," but with 11 rooms and five bedrooms it sounds like a straight up mansion to us. The $13 million sales price seems about right. Agent: Karen Heyman.

172 Pacific Street

Okay, so, technically this Cobble Hill home is
Photo Credit: Corcoran Group

Okay, so, technically this Cobble Hill home is a carriage house, and 1840s firehouse to be exact. But with eight rooms and two floors, go ahead and argue if this isn't mansion-like. Once featured in "Eat, Pray, Love," it's listed by Corcoran Group for nearly $7 million.

69 Gold Street

This four-bedroom home in Vinegar Hill — a corner
Photo Credit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate

This four-bedroom home in Vinegar Hill — a corner brownstone — also includes a car garage for 2 to 3 vehicles. The building is listed for nearly $3.7 million. Agents: Jared Seligman and Evan Danzig, Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

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