River Views, Rooftop Living, and a Record-Breaking Penthouse Sale in Brooklyn Bridge Park Condos

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What would inspire someone to pay a record-breaking $22.75 million for a five-bedroom penthouse in Quay Tower?

Location, views and amenities make for an enviable living experience, and Quay Tower — the newest property in Brooklyn Bridge Park, with 126 residences and an expected opening date of summer 2019 — has all three of these features in abundance.

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First, the 30-floor tower, designed by architect Eran Chen of ODA New York, couldn’t be any closer to the Brooklyn Heights waterfront: Located at 50 Bridge Park Drive, it has commanding views of the city and New York Harbor.

These postcard views are echoed in the interior design by Marmol Radziner, the AD100 firm that designed open floor plans using natural materials like oak, travertine and bronze.  The two- to five-bedroom residences start at $1.95 million.

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The amenities are befitting a Brooklyn waterfront experience. A rooftop Sunset Entertainment Lounge offers BBQ pods and catering kitchen with Manhattan skyline and East River views. There’s also an indoor/outdoor fireplace.

The rooftop Sky Cabana Entertainment Lounge has open southern harbor views, outdoor sun and dining terrace with BBQs, and flat screen entertainment center.

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Inside, centering the double-height lobby is a marble-clad fireplace. There’s a 24-hour concierge and doorman service, a 2,500-square-foot fitness center with TechoGym strength and cardio equipment, Peloton bikes, boxing corner and separate stretching studio.

A 1,500-square-foot children’s playroom accommodates private birthday parties. There’s a music practice room with baby grand piano, pet washing spa, and a secure package room with cold storage. For a fee there’s private storage and bicycle storage.

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West-facing residents at Quay Tower zoom to their homes in a high-speed private elevator, which provides direct apartment entry from the lobby. Units with private elevator entries have separate mud rooms, and the foyer and mud room each have custom millwork.

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For a quick 14-minute commute to Manhattan, the ferry is practically at your doorstep. The Court Street R is the nearest subway.

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Dining and nightlife within about one mile include Luke’s Lobster, Ample Hills Creamery, Heights Cafe, Grimaldi’s, Gran Electrica and River Café.

Quay’s location on Pier 6 also allows residents and their families to enjoy the five playgrounds, including Sandbox Village, Water Lab, Slide Mountain, Marsh Gardens, and Swing Valley.

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And then there’s that penthouse: unit PH1AB, a five-bedroom, 5.5-bath number with 7,433 square feet of interior space and a 1,179-square-foot terrace that created a buzz recently when it went into contract with an asking price of $22.75 million — which would break the record for a residential sale in Brooklyn.

For more information, visit the Quay Tower website.

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