This southern Brooklyn palace is gold, wood, and marble all over

That's one way to decorate a living room.


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This mansion in Mill Basin, Brooklyn packs a lot of opulence into three stories. The four bedroom, four-and-a-half bath house has 7,500 square feet of floor space, and is listed for $3,999,999.

The house includes gold plating in nearly all the rooms, including in the kitchen and master bedroom, and a room for entertaining that's described as a "ballroom."

It's a bit, shall we say, intimate for hosting a ball, but it does have elaborate gold leaf details on the ceilings and walls. There's also custom ironwork throughout the house that the listing says is done by the Canadian artist Oleg Shyshkin.

The house was redone five years ago, and the gilding and filigrees are a far cry from the minimalism of many other high-priced listings in New York.

The owners "just like living in luxury, and they like having expensive things, and why not?” says listing agent Alex Kogan of Re/Max. “If you have money, you only live once—why not spend it?”

And spend it they have. The kitchen is strikingly decorated, with a colorful chandelier that looks to be made of Venetian glass. The tray ceiling is gilded, as are relief panels on the wall.

The purple and green marble flooring of the bathroom, and the Sleeping Beauty-themed sink set in lighter marble are other standout features.

The master bedroom is, naturally, palatial, with gold-colored wall sconces and a matching chandelier.

Elsewhere in the house but not pictured are a steam room, a dry sauna, and an elevator. Out back, there's a pool, a feature nearly overshadowed by the fact that there’s also a private dock, providing boat access to Jamaica Bay.