The fuhgeddaboudit borough broke one other report this week. Billionaires Vincent and Theresa Viola have bought their 11,580-square-foot townhouse at 8 Montague Terrace in Brooklyn Heights for $25.5 million, or $2,002 per sq. foot, to a yet-to-be-named purchaser.
That’s $5.5 million greater than the neighborhood and the borough dwelling sale report.
Built for a rich sea service provider in 1875, the Violas paid just $8 million for the brownstone in 2007.
They transformed the six-floor, seven-family dwelling right into a single-family mansion match for a king, replete with 10 woodburning fireplaces, hand-carved partitions, water views and a 250-square-foot deck.
But this isn’t the first time Brooklyn Heights has upped the ante in the metropolis’s largest borough.
Here’s a take a look at the historic hood’s earlier actual property capstones.
The Brooklyn dwelling sale report had been held by a comparatively new arrival to the historic neighborhood. Last April, the penthouse of Quay Tower, a 126-unit luxurious condominium constructing on the waterfront, bought for a whopping $20.3 million.
The price-busting residence spent 18 months in contract with an undisclosed New Yorker who is now having fun with the 7,433-square-foot unfold (together with a 1,179-square-foot patio) on the high two flooring of the tower.
Before Quay, the record-setter for most costly Brooklyn property belonged to actor Matt Damon (above, inset) and his spouse Luciana Barroso. The couple splashed out $16.7 million on a six-bedroom, 6,200-square-foot penthouse in The Standish — a 1903 resort transformed right into a 12-story, 32-unit luxurious condominium constructing at 171 Columbia Heights.
Apartments in the constructing boast shiny open designs with premium all the things, together with Carrara marble, white-oak flooring and rain showers.
Three years earlier than Matt Damon made the scene, photographer Jay Maisel wore the Brooklyn Heights crown together with his six-story, 10,000-square-foot townhouse at 177 Pacific St. The $15.5 million deal got here with six bedrooms, six baths, a movie show, gymnasium, playroom, wine cellar and even an elevator. Bonus areas embody a completed basement, outside kitchen, a large storage and a 2,600-square-foot rooftop backyard.
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When an iconic novelist and a online game tycoon descend on Brooklyn it makes for record-setting offers.
Truman Capote, the writer of “In Cold Blood” and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” as soon as lived in the Greek revival townhouse positioned at 70 Willow St. The 1839-built, 9,000-square-foot, 18-room property set a report in 2012 when “Grand Theft Auto” creator Dan Houser bought it for $12.5 million.
The dwelling boasts 38 home windows together with floor-to-ceiling parlor publicity, French doorways and Federal columns, 11 fireplaces, an artist studio and a pool.
What’s extra, there’s a powerful listing of historic characters who’ve traipsed by means of its rooms, together with Jackie Kennedy and Broadway stage designer Oliver Smith. It was even used for organizing the anti-suffrage motion and, individually, as a Red Cross classroom for the wives of troopers in WWII.