In a year when Brooklyn's median sale prices have already hit their highest points since 2008, it's no surprise that neighborhood sale records are also being broken left and right. Two such examples can be found in Downtown Brooklyn and Crown Heights, both of which rank among the borough's most expensive neighborhoods—though, to be fair, Crown Heights is on the lower end of that scale.
Speaking of that neighborhood, a Queen Anne townhouse at 1201 Dean Street achieved the dubious distinction of being the most expensive townhouse sold in Crown Heights since 2005. Built in 1892, the home has six bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, and features plenty of period details: stained glass windows, pocket doors, and a grand main staircase. It was listed for $2.25 million, and it closed for $2.16 million—a drop in price, sure, but still a record sale for the neighborhood.
In Downtown Brooklyn, meanwhile, the last remaining penthouse in the Belltel Lofts finally sold after more than six years on the market. The 3,000-square-foot apartment, which has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, was originally listed for $3.45 million; it closed at $3.4 million, which makes it not only the most expensive unit sold in the building, but also a record-breaker for the neighborhood. That's likely to change as more luxury buildings sprout up in Downtown Brooklyn—including JDS's supertall over the Dime Savings Bank—but for now, whoever bought this slow-to-sell condo gets bragging rights, of a sort.