After sitting on the market for more than 400 days, a Park Slope townhouse built in the 1890s by architect C.P.H. Gilbert and designer Babb, Cook & Willard (the same team behind the Cooper Hewitt Musem) has sold for a record-breaking price. The house at 45 Montgomery Placedescribed by the brokerbabble as "rare and exclusive in every way"closed on November 20 for $10.775 million, making it the most expensive home ever sold in Park Slope, and the third (no. 1, no. 2) most expensive sale in Brooklyn. The sale hit public records today. The mansion was originally listed in September 2013 for $14 million, then saw a $2 million pricechop this October. The sellers purchased the house in 2006 for $6.05 million and completed a "museum-quality" renovation that modernized the building and restored original features, like the seven fireplaces, gas light chandeliers, and stained glass windows.
Raphael De Niro of Douglas Elliman had the listing, but the buyer, hidden behind an LLC, was brought by Lindsay Barton Barrett of Corcoran.
· Listing: 45 Montgomer Place [StreetEasy]
· Park Slope House Asks $14M After 'Museum-Quality' Redo [Curbed]
· All 45 Montgomery Place coverage [Curbed]