Manhattan is so filled with expensive homes, that a $13.5 million loft or an $11 million house don't even seem like big deals. But in Brooklyn, things are slightly different. The most expensive home that has ever sold in the borough is 70 Willow Street, a historic Brooklyn Heights where Truman Capote once lived that sold for $12.5 million. Today, there are not one, not two, but seven current listings that could break, or totally obliterate, this recordso check them out in this list of the 15 most expensive homes in Brooklyn.
15) 90 Furman Street, #N1005, currently listed for $6.9M
Pierhouse, one of the latest controversial condo buildings under construction at Brooklyn Bridge Park, isn't even built yet, but it already has some of the borough's most expensive homes. This 10th floor unit 3BR duplex with a roof terrace, is currently the development's priciest offering, but it's not the project's most expensive overall. A penthouse went into contract for $11.18 million.
14) 312 Garfield Place, currently listed for $6.995M
This townhouse is one of many expensive homes in Park Slope, but it stands out for its truly spectacular brokerbabble. Some excerpts:
"Someone with something to say once said: Houses are like people; some you like and some you dont, but once in while there is one you love. Thats how we feel about 312 Garfield Place; its one of those you love."
"It is no small feat to balance the grand, the subtle, the decorative and the functional, especially in well over 6000 square feet of living space. Here it has been executed with masterful aplomb."
"So while you may have heard real estate brokers throw around the phrase rare opportunity like so many teenagers saying awesome, this house is a truly awesome, rare opportunity."
The house first hit the market in April 2013 for $9 million.
13) 360 Furman Street, currently listed for $7.95M
The original Brooklyn Bridge Park condo has been setting records since the start, and the prices are only going up. This five-bedroom is currently the building's second-most expensive offering, at nearly $8 million. It comes with a sweet kids' room set up with a loft and decorated with a superhero wall.
12) 296 West End Avenue, currently listed for $8M
South Brooklyn never fails to disappoint with its sprawling megamansions. This one in Brighton Beach sits beside the Atlantic, and offers 170-feet of private oceanfront, a two-car garage, an outdoor pool, and 17,000 square feet of private property. It also has its own storm barrier to protect from flooding.
11) 36 Garden Place, currently listed for $8.25M
Brooklyn Heights is one of the most coveted neighborhoods in New York City, but this five-story single-family house has sat on the market for more than two years. It was first listed in 2012 for $10 million, then it was relisted in May 2013 for $8.25 million. The owners purchased it in 1984 for just $824,000.
10) 2134 Ocean Parkway, currently listed for $8.99M
We've called it "Brooklyn's Most Bonkers House" and the bonkers-ness is probably why it can't find a buyer. This gilded-to-the-max mansion in Gravesend has been on the market for a whopping 698 days. It was originally asking $14M, but has has its dreams dashed by $5M.
9) 8220 Narrows Avenue, currently listed for $10.5M
Known fondly as the Gingerbread House, the home at 8220 Narrows Avenue is another farther-out-there mansion that has not been able to find a buyer for several years. Built in the Arts & Crafts style, the fairytale-type Bay Ridge house is not for everyone. It's been on and off the market since 2009, when it was listed for $12 million.
8) 105 Eighth Avenue, currently listed for $13M
This poor sucker first hit the market for a laughable $25 million in 2012, and at the time, it was the borough's most expensive listing. Now it's nearly a member of the Pricechopper Hall of Fame. It's a former Montessori School, and needs a major renovation, thus why no one wants to drop millions of dollars on it.
7) 646 2nd Street, currently listed for $13M
Author Jonathan Safran Foer tried to sell his Park Slope mansion for $14.5 million with bad listings photos, but when that didn't work out, he chopped the price and hired a real photographer. It has tin ceilings, stained glass windows, a beautiful garden, a roof terrace, and a third-floor conservatory.
6) 45 Montgomery Place, currently listed for $14M
It's about time for this limestone Park Slope townhouse to join the Pricechopper Holdouts club. It hit the market for $14 million in September 2013, and nearly a year later, it has not budged. The owners bought it for $6 million in 2006 and completed a "unique brand-new museum-quality restoration and renovation" before re-listing.
5) 177 Pacific Street, currently listed for $16M
This house on Pacific Street is a bit mysteriousno interior shots have ever been shared. But that is likely because it's under renovation. It's been on the market since October, and the brokerbabble says it will have "four interior parking spots, an indoor 20 person movie theater, a gym, children's play room, bar, wine cellar, a spectacular 2600 square foot roof garden with a stream and outdoor kitchen, and an elevator to take you to every level." Here's hoping we get to see the inside before it sells.
4) 192 Columbia Heights, currently listed for $16M
In Brooklyn Heights, there's a lovely historic house built in 1859 that has some of the most lovely original details, like working fireplaces with period mantels, floor-to-ceiling bay windows, a walnut-and-cherry staircase, original oak parquet flooring, and walnut wainscoting. It's been listed since April, which feels like a long time to sit on the market for a Brooklyn townhouse.
3) 1 Main Street, currently listed for $18M
It took more than three years for the penthouse of Dumbo's Clockwork Tower to budge from its original $25 million asking price, but last year, it finally took a chop. Not that it helped; the price for the triplex unit works out to a pretty hefty $2,642 per square foot
2) 2458 National Drive, currently listed for $30M
Shocker: no one is super eager to own a completely insane waterfront compound with a controversial past. The mindboggling abode hit the market last October, and it has four kitchens, indoor parking for seven cars, docks for "a variety of watercraft" and a three-boat marina, a 1,000-square-foot pool and spa, an "outdoor pavilion" that seats 40 people, 30,000 square feet of outdoor planted walkways and gardens, a "Lalique fireplace surround," and a "very special circular meditation room."
1) One Brooklyn Bridge Park, currently listed for $32M
And now, the moment you've been waiting for. The most expensive home in all of Kings County is this crazy 11,000-square-foot penthouse at One Brooklyn Bridge Park, which just hit the market this May. It's a combination of three units, and the brokerbabble says it's "what dreams are made of." However, it's pretty ugly and will undoubtedly be pricechopped, but in the meantime, it can enjoy its time at the top!
· The Most Expensive Homes for Sale in New York Right Now [Curbed]
· StreetEasy [official]