The fourth floor of Brooklyn's historic Montauk Club just landed back on the market, and boy is it a doozy of a place. It was the original ballroom for the club, which dates back to 1889 and has a quirky history, and is now a five-bedroom, four-bathroom home with ridiculous stained glass windows, three fireplaces, a private terrace, andwait for ita curvaceous copper bathtub. Mahogany woodwork abounds; the ceilings come elegantly coffered; chandeliers drip... it's basically a pre-war dreamland outfitted with modern trappings like heated floors and a fancy kitchen. The last time it went on the market, in 2009, 'Stoner said: "Wow. Could this 4,000-square-foot spread at The Montauk Club be the coolest apartment in all of Brooklyn?" Now, the brokerbabble calls it "one of the finest renovations in the borough," and that might not be far off. A couple bought it for $2,450,000 in 2010, and now they're asking $5,250,000. Is it worth it?
Hey, if you can't live there, you can still ogle historic photos. Plus, the club is apparently still accepting members.
· Listing: 25 Eighth Avenue #3FL [Halstead via StreetEasy]
· Montauk Club [official]
· A Club for the Un-Clubbable [Narratively]