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$25 Million Brooklyn Apartment Nearing a Deal, May Go Rental

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Our world was rattled when Dumbo developer David Walentas put the triplex penthouse atop One Main Street (aka the Clocktower Building) on the market for the downright silly price of $25 million. The place is a stunner, sure, but that's three times the price of Brooklyn's most expensive condo sale ever, and more than double the amount paid for the borough's most expensive house. But all it takes is one wealthy supervillain to fall in love with those 14-foot-tall clock faces, and by the power of Magneto, that's happened!

The Elliman listing has been pulled off the market, and a source with Walentas's Two Trees Management tells The Real Deal that negotiations with a buyer are underway. No contract has been signed, because this new Dumbo kingpin "is not sure whether [he wants] to buy it or rent it, or rent it and then buy it down the road." The 7,000-square-foot triplex would be "easy to rent for $60,000," according to the Two Trees exec. Any mysterious billionaires out there possibly looking for a Brooklyn party palace? Oh, right. Maybe the corner stores of Dumbo should stock up on caviar?
· Walentas' $25M Clocktower triplex nears rent-to-own deal: developer [Real Deal]
· One Main Street coverage [Curbed]