In July, a Brownstoner reader tipped us off to the sale of the final Puccio Marble & Onyx building at 661 Driggs Avenue in Williamsburg. The source, who asked to remain anonymous, said the building sold “for a ridiculous amount of money.”
Indeed, public records now show that the buyer of the two-story commercial structure, Brooklyn Rose LLC, paid $5,666,376 to two members of the Puccio family last month. While it’s certainly not a high price in absolute dollars, it’s up there in price per square foot: $1,049.32.
The Puccio building is 5,400 square feet, according to PropertyShark. However, a building as large as 11,505 square feet could could occupy the corner, so the price per buildable square foot works out to be much less: $492.51.
The new owner should have a grand time remodeling the former wholesale marble business. Brownstoner reader nyave commented on the July 24 post:
“Maybe about 5 or 6 years ago, when this was on the market, I went to take a look. it was priced at around 1.25 million at the time, I believe. The upstairs is one of the craziest places I’ve seen – every square inch is marble, except for the mirror tile drop ceilings. The floors, built-ins, walls, dining room table, and so on. Absolutely insane how much marble was used up there. I can’t imagine what they’ll do with all that in the redesign.”
Puccio Marble Coverage [Brownstoner]
Photo by Cate Corcoran