8 of Brooklyn’s Most Expensive, Lavish Properties You Can Buy Right Now


    In the market for your own compound in one of Brooklyn’s most prime areas? Or maybe you just like to window shop? Here are eight of the priciest, most luxurious properties currently for sale in Brooklyn.

    Some of the lavish appointments of the properties include impeccable woodwork, elevators, prime views and boat slips.

    Some have been on the market for years; quite a few have dropped millions in price. Three are asking $12.5 million, which happens to be the former record for highest price ever paid for a Brooklyn townhouse.

    Others clock in around $16 million, slightly more than the current record ever paid for a Brooklyn townhouse, $15.5 million.

    To put those numbers in perspective: Consider the median price for townhouse sales in the third quarter was $1.23 million.

    Notably, there are two properties you will not find on this list.

    A penthouse apartment, No. 16, in Dumbo’s iconic clocktower building at 1 Main Street, has been on and off the market since since 2010, when was asking $25 million. Currently listed for $18 million by Corcoran’s Frank Castelluccio, it entered contract in June 2016, but has yet to close.

    Also not on our list is a highly distinguished residence that was, until the end of the year, Brooklyn’s most expensive townhouse. Listed in February 2015 by Vicki Negron, also of Corcoran, it was asking $40 million. The semi-attached Italianate brownstone at 3 Pierrepont Place, built in 1857, was famously home to Seth Low II, who served as mayor of Brooklyn in the 1880s, and later, mayor of New York. Perched on a cliff, it overlooks the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and Brooklyn Bridge Park, with views of the East River, Statue of Liberty and Manhattan. (And the BQE, which will soon undergo some reconstructive surgery.)

    No, it didn’t sell. The owner is renting out four of its eight apartments. A top-floor, six-room pad is asking $12,000 a month.

    8. Willow Street Greek Revival
    This large and elegant 1834 Greek Revival house on a prominent corner in Brooklyn Heights sold to a developer in 2014 for just under $5 million, who totally gutted the interior and reconfigured it as a grand and lavish single family residence with a rococo marble fireplace, La Cornue range, jacuzzi on a terrace, wine room, screening room and elevator. It came on the market in August asking $14.15 million; now you can snap it up for $12.5 million.
    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Brooklyn Heights at 15 Willow Street
    15 Willow Street
    Debuted: August 2016
    Price: $12.5 million
    Area: Brooklyn Heights
    Broker: Corcoran (Chris Sheller)
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    7. Mill Basin compound
    Longtime readers will recognize this enormous 23,000-square-foot complex, which has been on and off the market since 2013, when it debuted asking $30 million. The asking price has fallen considerably since then, to $12.5 million, but it remains one of the largest residential properties on the market, with a guest house in addition to the main house, two boat slips, four kitchens, elevators, parking for seven cars, a pool, a spa, an “outdoor pavilion with seating for 40,” a circular meditation room, and a fireplace with a Lalique mantel.
    Homes For Sale In Brooklyn
    2458 National Drive
    Debuted: October 2013
    Price: $12.5 million
    Area: Mill Basin
    Broker: Douglass Elliman (Scott Klein, Kurt Vikki)
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    6. David Salle compound
    Artist David Salle created this 10,564-square-foot home and workspace in the heart of Fort Greene by combining an existing townhouse with a 19th-century brick schoolhouse. Part of the massive building has an eye-catching modern exterior. The master bedroom has its own Zen garden. The initial asking price was $10 million, which increased to $13 million in 2015; now it’s asking $12.5 million.
    Homes For Sale In Brooklyn
    81 Hanson Place
    Debuted: October 2012
    Price: $12.5 million
    Area: Fort Greene
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (Patricia LaRocco)
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    5. Remington House
    This sprawling, rusticated, landmarked C.P.H. Gilbert-designed Romanesque Revival brownstone on a park block underwent a restoration and conversion from four units to two after selling to a developer for $3.8 million in 2014. It debuted in March for $15 million but can now be yours for $12.75 million. The extra-wide, semi detached home has picture-perfect period details, including a center hall stair with its own fireplace and elaborate wedding-cake plaster decoration.
    838 Carroll Street
    Debuted: March 2016
    Price: $12.75 million
    Area: Park Slope
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (Lisa Interdonato, Raymond Dillulio, Fredrik Elklund)
    See it here ->

    4. Columbia Heights mansion
    Another Civil War-era Heights home, this showstopper has been on and off market since 2014, when it was asking $16 million. Enormous and full of original details, it’s now asking $14.5 million.
    192-Columbia-Heights- Brooklyn-NY
    192 Columbia Heights
    Debuted: September 2014
    Price: $14.5 million
    Area: Brooklyn Heights
    Broker: Sotheby’s (Karen Heyman, Alan Heyman)
    See it here ->

    3. Willow Street Italianate
    Initially asking $18 million and now $16 million, this five-story, 7,750-square-foot brownstone has received a thoroughgoing renovation to Passive House standards by architect Baxt Ingui. Transformed from 11 apartments back into the single-family mansion it once was, the home boasts an elevator, a rebuilt stoop, high-end finishes, and a landscaped roof garden with Manhattan views.
    Brooklyn Townhouse For Sale 146 Willow St
    146 Willow Street
    Debuted: May 2016
    Price: $16 million
    Area: Brooklyn Heights
    Broker: Compass (Leonard Steinberg)
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    2. Brooklyn Law School dorms
    Another Brooklyn Heights property whose initial ask of $18 million is now $16 million, this historic brownstone was owned by Brooklyn Law School before Trump son-in-law and developer Jared Kushner snapped it up and converted the dormitory back into a single-family dwelling.
    27 Monroe Place
    Debuted: July 2016
    Price: $16 million
    Area: Brooklyn Heights
    Broker: Corcoran (Leslie Marshall, James Cornell)
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    1. 360 Furman Street, Unit 1131
    This five-bedroom condo in Brooklyn Bridge Park has more than 8,000 square feet and views of Manhattan and the East River. It’s located in a 1928 warehouse formerly owned by the Jehovah’s Witnesses and converted in 2007. The sprawling duplex comes with a terrace, wine room, game room, screening room, and two parking spaces.
    360 Furman Street, #1131
    Debuted: June 2016
    Price: $23.888 million
    Area: Brooklyn Heights
    Broker: Sotheby’s International Realty (Karen Heyman and Alan Heyman)
    See it here ->

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