$20M Brooklyn Heights penthouse could be the borough’s priciest sale ever
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A combination penthouse at Quay Tower, a brand new luxury condo building on the Brooklyn Heights waterfront, went into contract this week for over $20 million. If closed, the deal would become the most expensive residential sale in Brooklyn history, breaking the previous record of $16.645 million for a penthouse picked up by actor Matt Damon last year. And before that, a $15.5 million brick carriage house in Cobble Hill held the record for most expensive single residence sale in Brooklyn, which was purchased by photographer Jay Maisel in 2015.
The buyer plans on combining two penthouses on the top level of the 30-story building. With interiors designed by Marmol Radziner, the home will boast five bedrooms and measure over 7,400 square feet. There is also a 1,179-square-foot terrace.
Notably, the unit has access to two elevators and comes with Amazon Alexa devices throughout to create a true “smart home.” The Quay Tower is the first condo building in Brooklyn to form a partnership with Amazon for this service. Amenities at the ODA-designed tower include a “sky cabana”, fitness center, pet wash, and private bike storage.
The Quay Tower, still under construction, promises to provide the views “Manhattan always dreamed of.” The luxury building overlooks the Brooklyn Bridge Park and residents of the penthouse will enjoy impressive views of the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline.
The Quay is one of two buildings at the budding Pier 6 development, with the other, located at 15 Bridge Park Drive offering rental units. An affordable housing lottery for the latter launched last month, designated for households earning 80, 130, and 165 percent of the area median income.
Sales launched at the Quay this summer and current availabilities range between $1.975 million and $2.8 million for two bedroom residences.