The property is the most expensive ever sold in the borough
A Cobble Hill townhouse crammed full of the types of amenities normally reserved for luxe Manhattan skyscrapers has broken the record for the most expensive home ever sold in Brooklyn, the Daily News has learned.
The four-story, six-bedroom carriage house, at 177 Pacific St., sold for $ 15.5 million, according to our spies, crushing the previous record Brooklyn sale by a whopping $ 3 million.
That mark was set by in 2012, when Truman Capote’s former digs at 70 Willow St. in Brooklyn Heights sold for $ 12.5 million.
As crazy as Brooklyn prices are these days, $ 15.5 million still buys you a lot: A massive 10,000-square-foot, 27-foot-wide property with amenities such as a 20-seat movie theater, a gym, a children’s play room, a wine cellar, a 2,600-square-foot roof garden, an elevator and four parking spots. It even has radiant heating, herringbone floors and four working fireplaces.
177 Pacific Street
Photographer: Reven T.C. Wurman/Douglas Elliman
The house has every amenity imagineable
“This sale is definitely a testament to the strength of the luxury market in Brooklyn,” said listing broker Alex Maroni of Douglas Elliman after The News called him for comment on the sale. He declined to identity the buyer or seller.
The property is the latest luxe residence in the white hot brownstone Brooklyn market, in which the number of $ 3 million-plus townhouse sales jumped by 579% over the past five years, according to Ideal Properties, a broker.
The frenzy has gotten so great that the owner of a different huge brownstone in nearby Brooklyn Heights listed the property for an earth-shattering $ 40 million, a record high in the borough.
That’s still a long ways from the record price paid for a Manhattan condo, which comes in at $ 100.47 million, but it’s a clear sign that the luxury market for Brooklyn properties is reaching new heights.
Maroni said he wasn’t surprised that the Pacific St. property had been the first to break the Brooklyn record.
“This was an extremely unique property,” he said. “The combination of location, size and finish was unprecedented. If this townhouse had been in Manhattan, it would probably have gone for closer to $ 40 million. It’s very hard to find a property of this size and scale in prime Brooklyn.”
The median sales price for a Brooklyn apartment was $ 610,894 in the first quarter of 2015, a 17.5% increase from a year before, according to the most recent Brooklyn sales report from Douglas Elliman.
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