Brooklyn’s luxury townhouse market may be cooling off, but that hasn’t stopped pricey new listings from hitting the market since the beginning of the year. The latest: a $6.5 million new-build townhouse on Congress Street in Cobble Hill.
The current owner is Emmanuel Di Donna, a former Sotheby’s exec who runs an eponymous gallery on the Upper East Side. That explains the collection of modern and contemporary art in the listings photos: pieces by Marilyn Minter, and Tim Noble and Sue Webster, among others, are casually placed around the house like it’s no big thing (and if you’re a former Sotheby’s exec, it probably isn’t).
It’s part of the oh-so-creatively named Townhouses of Cobble Hill development, which initially hit the market in 2013, and the house has all of the perks you’d expect (and desire) in a schmancy Brooklyn townhouse. There’s the custom kitchen with Calacatta Gold marble countertops; the custom-built bar, wine room, and bookshelves in the library; the huge master suite with a spa-like, en-suite bathroom; and so on and so forth. It’s all very lovely, if nothing we haven’t seen before—though it is priced for less than some of its renovated or new-build counterparts elsewhere in the borough.