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Brooklyn Heights Penthouse Could Break Record For Borough’s Most Expensive Home Sale


BROOKLYN HEIGHTS – The posh penthouse atop the Standish in Brooklyn Heights may soon become Brooklyn’s most expensive residential sale.

The Standish via Google Maps, January 2013

Located on the twelfth floor of the former Standish Arms Hotel building at 171 Columbia Heights, the apartment was last on the market for $16.645 million before going into contract. If the sale goes through for that hefty price, it will beat out the current record holder—a townhouse located at 177 Pacific Street in Cobble Hill that sold for $15.5 million in 2015, according to Curbed.

177 Pacific Street via Google Maps, November 2016

The sprawling penthouse apartment is a combination of three top-floor units, making it a total of 6,218 square feet, according to The Real Deal. The apartment features six bedrooms and a 3,366-square-foot terrace.

The building once housed the elegant Beaux-Arts Standard Arms Hotel which opened in 1903 before being converted into a 94-unit rental building in 2007, according to The Real Deal. DDG and Westbrook Partners purchased the building in 2014 for $60 million to develop the Standish, a luxe, 33-unit condominium.

Sales at the Standish launched in September 2016, with prices starting at $1.29 million for a 856-square-foot one-bedroom and skyrocketing up to $4.495 million for a 2,405-square-foot four-bedroom unit, according to Curbed.

Current availabilities in the building include a 2,973-square-foot, five-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath unit on the 11th floor with an asking price of $7.135 million.

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