From the Daily News:
Dwarfing every house in the neighborhood, the 6,000-square-foot manse is guarded by security cameras and tucked nearly out of view at the end of a long driveway.
And it wasn't cheap.
Queens Rep. Gregory Meeks and his wife, Simone-Marie, paid $830,000 in 2006 for the then-new house, which is now at the center of ethical and legal questions facing the congressman.
One loan Meeks took out from a Queens businessman to help pay for the house recently has drawn FBI scrutiny.
City records give a glimpse inside the sprawling home, a McMansion on a quiet street in an otherwise blue-collar section of St. Albans.
"It's not appropriate for this neighborhood," said Meeks' next-door neighbor Kelly Miffiet, 40. "It sticks out like a sore thumb."
The two-story house - with a well-manicured lawn and a deck overlooking an expansive backyard - is hidden behind several other homes, on a lot that's just under half an acre.
According to plans for the house filed with the city Department of Buildings, the home built by Long Island developer Richard Dennis has four bedrooms and three baths on the second floor alone.
The master bedroom comes with his-and-her walk-in closets and a large bathroom with a long tub in front of a large window - suitable for lounging in a warm bubble bath. The other bedrooms are roomy, too - one measures 18 by 21 feet, the other two roughly 13 feet square - and two come with full baths.
A grand family room on the first floor has a two-story cathedral ceiling. And no need to go to the basement for laundry - there's a washer and dryer right on the second floor. In addition to at least five security cameras, the property has two motion sensors and banks of floodlights.