Carriage Houses, Elevators and a Clock Tower: Brooklyn’s Top 10 Biggest Home Sales of 2017

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    Brooklyn’s most expensive home has still not been topped.

    Although a few came very, very close — one just $500,000 shy, in fact — nothing beat the current record, held by the 10,000-square-foot Cobble Hill carriage house photographer Jay Maisel purchased for $15.5 million in 2015.

    Brooklyn Heights dominates the list with seven homes, with a smattering of others in Dumbo, Park Slope and Boerum Hill. The most expensive home on the list was $15 million, according to data provided to Brownstoner by PropertyShark, which is almost $4 million over the highest home sale last year, a fairly ordinary looking 20th century bungalow in Gravesend.

    Speaking of Gravesend, while homes in the Syrian Jewish enclave made the list the last two years, they are completely absent this year.

    And if you’re looking for trends, at least three of the buyers of the properties on the list are art collectors.

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