Brooklyn Heights

March 3, 2022

$17.8M Brooklyn Heights waterfront townhouse has an elevator, garage, and loads of original details

If you crave a historic brownstone with original architectural details, this 5,050-square-foot, four-story home at 77 Columbia Heights will certainly get your attention. Immaculately restored interior architecture frames a Brooklyn Heights corner townhouse with East River and Manhattan views from almost every room. In addition to state-of-the-art modern updates (including an elevator), the 25-foot-wide townhouse, asking $17,777,000, comes with a two-car garage, a wine cellar and gym, and a landscaped roof deck with a custom outdoor kitchen.
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February 8, 2022

This $6M Brooklyn Heights house has historic interiors and a ‘secret’ subway tunnel next door

The stately 19th-century row house at 60 Joralemon Street is everything a lover of historic homes could want. Asking $5,999,000, the 3,280-square-foot single-family townhouse has the necessary modern upgrades covered, and its historic interiors have been preserved and enhanced with details that would be right at home in the Brooklyn Heights dwelling's earliest days. In addition to plenty of period charm, the tidy brick townhouse has a neighbor with a secret: Next door at number 58 is one of 6sqft's previously featured "underground and secret NYC attractions," in the form of a concealed New York City subway vent.
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January 13, 2022

See inside a $10M penthouse at the record-setting Quay Tower in Brooklyn Heights

A palatial penthouse at record-setting condo building Quay Tower in Brooklyn Heights has just hit the market for $10,000,000. Located at 50 Bridge Park Drive at the south end of Brooklyn Bridge Park, the waterfront development has made headlines for several title-grabbing sales, including a $20.3 million penthouse (the borough's second most expensive residential sale ever) and a $10.65 million home that went into contract last fall, a condo record last year. 6sqft got a first look at photos of this just-listed penthouse, which measures a stunning 3,553 square feet and includes four bedrooms, three and a half baths, and unmatched views of Manhattan.
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January 3, 2022

Brooklyn Heights co-op with charming bay window and original stained glass asks $825K

This available, cozy Brooklyn Heights one-bedroom radiates pre-war charm, while also boasting modern interiors. Located at 149 Willow Street on a tree-lined block, the co-op features a renovated kitchen and spacious layout. A major highlight of the apartment is the living room's lovely bay window that overlooks treetops and features original stained glass at the top. It's currently on the market for $825,000.
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November 30, 2021

This luxury-filled $15M Brooklyn Heights townhouse has passive house tech behind its historic grandeur

This 7,040 square foot townhouse at 37 Sidney Place in the postcard-pretty Brooklyn Heights Historic District spans six stories of living space–all accessed by a bronze-mirrored elevator. From the gym and sauna in the basement to the top-floor treehouse room, there are six bedrooms, nine baths, a landscaped garden, and two terraces. Asking $14,950,000, the Greek Revival-style home was built in 1846. A complete renovation by Baxt Ingui Architects has added every modern luxury and a sustainable future: The house is under review for passive house certification.
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November 10, 2021

19th-century Brooklyn Heights brownstone with professional work-from-home space asks $5.5M

At this brownstone in Brooklyn Heights, a garden-level office could transform into a professional work-from-home space. Constructed in 1848, the four-story home at 159 Clinton Street contains five bedrooms, a private backyard, and a former doctor's office. With a separate entrance and flexible floorplan, the garden level could easily become the home office of your remote work dreams. The home is on the market for $5,500,000.
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October 19, 2021

Former Cuomo aide Melissa DeRosa lists her Brooklyn Heights duplex for $2.6M

Former Gov. Andrew Cuomo's top aide Melissa DeRosa is selling her Brooklyn Heights duplex two months after leaving her job with the state. Located on the fourth floor of 22 Pierrepont Street, the three-bedroom home is asking $2.59 million. DeRosa jointly owns the apartment with her husband Matthew Wing, but, as the New York Post first reported, the couple recently split.
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October 6, 2021

$10.65M unit at Brooklyn Heights’ Quay Tower goes into contract, setting 2021 condo record

Assuming the condo at Brooklyn Heights' Quay Tower closes for its $10,650,000 asking price, it'll become Brooklyn's priciest condo sale of the year. This is not the first record-setter for the luxury waterfront tower. In April 2020, a penthouse closed for $20,301,000, making it the borough’s most expensive residential sale ever at the time. (It was outdone by a $25.5 million Brooklyn Heights townhouse sale in January of this year, but it's still the borough's biggest condo sale.) The latest sale is for a 4,544-square-foot, four-bedroom unit with amazing skyline and harbor views.
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September 29, 2021

For $20M, a beautiful townhouse-carriage house combo in Brooklyn Heights

When it listed in 2019 for $18 million, this Brooklyn Heights townhouse at 88 Remsen Street was the borough's most expensive home. The record has since been shattered, but the townhouse is now trying again for $20 million. The price may be steep, but this property consists of the main house that includes a garden-level rental, as well as a rear carriage house that serves as a rec room, garage, and a second possible rental unit. All the spaces are beautiful in their own unique way and the neighborhood can't be beaten.
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September 14, 2021

Carriage house of historic Brooklyn Heights police station is now a modernized townhouse asking $6M

A restored carriage house of a former Brooklyn police station is asking $5,950,000. Located at 72 Poplar Street, the townhouse sits within the landmarked former Brooklyn Heights precinct building, which was converted into a boutique condominium in 2014. Constructed in 1912 in the Italian Renaissance Revival style, the carriage house now serves as a three-bedroom single-family home with renovations by The Brooklyn Home Company. The property boasts three terraces, a huge roof deck, a garage, Lower Manhattan views, and all of the perks that come with luxury condo living.
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August 23, 2021

Get full skyline views from the 57-foot-long terrace at this $2.75M Brooklyn Heights condo

Designed by prolific architect Emery Roth, Brooklyn Height's St. George Tower was constructed in 1929 as part of the full-block St. George Hotel complex. The 30-story Art Deco tower at 111 Hicks Street was converted to 275 co-ops in 1984, leaving its east-facing apartments with views just as prolific. This three-bedroom duplex on the 22nd and 23rd floors has a 57-foot-long terrace that overlooks the entire Manhattan skyline, the Statue of Liberty, and the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Verrazano bridges--views that are completely protected and enjoyed by every single room in the home.
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July 15, 2021

On a private mews in Brooklyn Heights, this creatively restored carriage house is asking $5.5M

The dead-end street known as Hunts Lane in Brooklyn Heights is a charming mews lined with former horse stables built in the 19th-century. One such carriage house, 4 Hunts Lane, is on the market for $5.5 million, and it might just be the most beautiful on the street. In addition to its gorgeous modern interiors, the four-bedroom home has a one-car garage, artist's studio, and soaring sky-lit spaces in the former hayloft.
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March 19, 2021

$11M Brooklyn Heights house has a two-car garage, wine cave, and full roof deck

There are plenty of beautiful townhouses in Brooklyn Heights, but perhaps none check off as many boxes in the luxury category as this one at 149 Clinton Street. Asking $10,950,000, the 121-year-old home sits on the corner of Schermerhorn Street, affording it an extra-large lot that can accommodate a two-car garage. Other high-end perks include a brick wine cave, a glass-enclosed stairway as well as an elevator, and a full roof deck. And with five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and a rec room, there's plenty of space for everyone.
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March 3, 2021

Historic Brooklyn Heights house from the movie ‘Moonstruck’ hits the market for $12.8M

As Brownstoner first spotted, the Brooklyn Heights townhouse that was used for the exterior shots of the Castorini family's home in the classic 1987 film Moonstruck has just come on the market. The interiors were not used in the movie, but boy are they big screen-worthy. There are early 19th-century details like hand-carved moldings, inlaid wooden floors, and marble fireplace mantles, as well as new old-looking features like beamed ceilings, luxe wallpapers, and vintage decor. Located at 19 Cranberry Street, the home is asking $12,850,000, and even has a private parking spot.
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February 24, 2021

$3M Brooklyn Heights triplex is a modern oasis with original barrel-vaulted ceilings

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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February 18, 2021

$2.3M duplex in a Brooklyn Heights brownstone has two outdoor spaces and three fireplaces

A bright duplex in Brooklyn Heights that boasts two private outdoor spaces is now on the market for $2,325,000. The property at 174 Hicks Street sits within a brownstone in the neighborhood's historic district and about two blocks from the scenic Brooklyn Heights Promenade. The two-bedroom, two-bath home measures roughly 1,500 square feet, with flexible mezzanine space and three wood-burning fireplaces.
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January 22, 2021

Brick and beams abound at this $1.75M Brooklyn Heights three-bedroom

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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January 13, 2021

Brooklyn Heights townhouse sells for $25.5M, breaks borough record

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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October 12, 2020

This whimsical Brooklyn Heights townhouse is full of fun surprises for $6.25M

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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September 22, 2020

There’s an indoor pool and a rooftop yoga studio at this $8M Brooklyn Heights house

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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July 30, 2020

$3.25M waterfront loft in Brooklyn Heights has view of the Brooklyn Bridge and Statue of Liberty

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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April 29, 2020

Brooklyn Bridge Park’s rebuilt Squibb Bridge will reopen on May 4

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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April 15, 2020

$20.3M penthouse on the Brooklyn Heights waterfront is borough’s most expensive sale ever

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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April 7, 2020

$1.67M duplex is a woodsy escape in Brooklyn Heights

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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March 12, 2020

In a former church, $2.75M Brooklyn Heights co-op has cathedral ceilings and stained glass windows

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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March 5, 2020

188-year-old Brooklyn Heights home with trophy-townhouse renovation wants $9.5M

This landmarked 188-year-old wood-clad house at 59 Middagh Street in historic and lovely north Brooklyn Heights is among the borough’s oldest homes. But behind its iconic facade–now fortified with block and steel, the listing tells us–is just about every turn-key 21st-century perk imaginable, from an elevator and "penthouse" rooftop to a ground floor guest suite, yoga room and sauna, central air, two wet bars, two laundry rooms, an additional kitchen and five outdoor spaces. It's asking $9,496,000.
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