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Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings

Listing images courtesy of The Corcoran Group

Brooklyn Heights‘ Eagle Warehouse & Storage Company building at 28 Old Futon Street was built in 1892 as the Brooklyn Eagle’s headquarters. In 1980, it was converted to 85 residential co-ops, many of which retain the building’s original architectural details. And this triplex unit, currently on the market for $3 million, certainly fits that bill. In almost every room, there are gorgeous brick barrel-vaulted ceilings, along with brick walls and cast-iron columns. But what makes the three-bedroom home truly unique is the modern renovation that works so beautifully with its history.

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Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings

Listing images courtesy of The Corcoran Group

It’s not rare to find townhouses or apartments in Brooklyn with old-world details like exposed brick and ceiling beams, but we can’t remember the last time we found such a home that’s quite this cozy. Located at 80 Poplar Street in Brooklyn Heights, the duplex has three fireplaces–one wood-burning, one gas, and one decorative–two bathrooms, and a private terrace. It’s asking $1,750,000.

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Brooklyn Heights, Recent Sales

Google Street View of the home at 8 Montague Terrace in 2019. Map data © 2021 Google

As was first reported by The Real Deal, billionaire Vince Viola has sold his Brooklyn Heights mansion at 8 Montague terrace for a record-setting $25.5 million, according to city property records. The sale beats out the $20.3 million penthouse in Brooklyn Heights’ Quay Tower, which sold virtually back in April. Viola, an Army veteran who founded Virtu Financial and owns the NHL Florida Panthers, bought the home with his wife Teresa in 2007 for $8 million. At the time it was a multi-family dwelling, but they converted it to a single-family home. The new buyer is not identified, and it appears to be an off-market deal.

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Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings

Photo credit: Shannon Dupre/DDReps, courtesy of The Corcoran Group

A velour reading nook built into the side of a cabinet, candy-colored accents everywhere, an abstract mural on the backyard fence–these are just some of the funky, whimsical touches you’ll find throughout this Brooklyn Heights townhouse. Located at 286 Hicks Street and asking $6,250,000, the five-bedroom home “encourages you to really live and play your best life,” as the listing says. Originally a two-family, it’s been converted back to a single-family residence, including a rear extension on the first two floors, so there’s plenty of space for everyone and all your needs.

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Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings

Listing photos via Duplex Imaging

This $7,995,000 townhouse in Brooklyn Heights is truly one of the most unique homes we’ve seen. From the street, it looks like your average wood-frame house, but a modern addition in the rear is quite the surprise. Other unexpected perks include a two-car driveway, a 22-foot-long indoor pool, and a greenhouse that’s currently set up a glass-box yoga studio.

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Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings

Photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

Through oversized north- and west-facing windows at this Brooklyn Heights loft, you’re staring directly at the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, East River, and even the Statue of Liberty in the distance. Located at 8 Old Fulton Street, the two-bedroom co-op is asking $3,250,000 and was renovated by the well-known architects at Studio DB.

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Brooklyn Heights, Urban Design

Photos © Jamie Warren, Brooklyn Bridge Park

After closing for good nearly two years ago, a new Squibb Bridge will open at Brooklyn Bridge Park on May 4 at 9am, as was first reported by Curbed. The 450-foot-long walkway over Furman Street connects the Squibb Park (which will also reopen) on the Brooklyn Bridge Promenade to Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park and has had quite a shaky history since first opening in 2013. Eric Landau, the president of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation, told Curbed, “The new bridge has the same overall aesthetic feeling of the previous bridge that people loved, with full functionality.”

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Brooklyn Heights, Recent Sales

Image courtesy of MOSO Studio

Back in October of 2018, a $20 million penthouse in Brooklyn Heights’ Quay Tower went into contract. It’s now closed (virtually!) for $20,301,000, making it the borough’s most expensive residential sale ever. It takes the crown from the $16.7 million penthouse Matt Damon bought in late 2018 at The Standish, also in Brooklyn Heights. Andrew Anderson of Douglas Elliman, who facilitated the sale, said: “Closing on the most expensive residential sale in Brooklyn history at this period in time is a testament to the beautiful, serene homes created at Quay Tower and the desirability of waterfront living in Brooklyn Heights.”

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Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings

Photo credit: Virginia Carey/ Brown Harris Stevens

Some New Yorkers might be wishing they could escape to a cabin in the woods right about now, but awesome co-op gives off that feeling without having to leave the city. Located at 30 Willow Place in Brooklyn Heights, the two-bedroom duplex is asking $1,675,000. It’s full of rustic charm, including huge swaths of exposed brick walls, wooden window frames, and wood-paneled ceilings. The bohemian-meets-folksy design aesthetic seals the deal.

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Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings

99 Clinton Street, Brooklyn Heights church co-op, church conversion Brooklyn

Photo Credit: Al Siedman of VHT, courtesy The Corcoran Group

Original stained glass windows, 23-foot vaulted ceilings, and cathedral-like arches–this incredible Brooklyn Heights c0-op has all the heavenly features you’d hope for in a church conversion. Located at 99 Clinton Street, the 1850 church was turned into residences in 1980, and this $2,750,000 unit is perhaps its most spectacular.

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