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Brooklyn’s most expensive home may be Brooklyn Heights penthouse of The Standish

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Part of the 12-story former Standish Arms Hotel, now being converted into condos

A model residence in the building

The penthouse atop the former Standish Arms Hotel in Brooklyn Heights may set the record for the most expensive home sold in Brooklyn, The Real Deal reports. The six-bedroom condo was last on the market for $16.645 million, before it went into contract. If it closes for that amount, it will beat the record set by the Cobble Hill townhouse at 177 Pacific Street.

That townhouse was picked up by photographer Jay Maisel for $15.5 million in 2015. A Brooklyn Heights townhouse that went into contract at $16 million earlier this year was poised to surpass the Cobble Hill sale, but it ultimately closed for $12.9 million. The only other home that came close to breaking the record was the sale of Dumbo’s Clocktower penthouse, which sold for $15 million.

Back at The Standish, as this former hotel building is now known, developers DDG and Westbrook Partners are working to convert the previously rental building into 33 condos. The penthouse unit was created by combining three smaller units last year, and initially the combo pad was asking just a tad less at $16.445 million.

Sales at The Standish launched in September 2016, with apartments asking from $1.29 million. Several condos here are already in contract, but of the ones on the market, prices range from $1.15 million for a one-bedroom unit, and go up to $7.13 million for a five-bedroom unit.

The project came about after DDG and Westbrook purchased the building for $60 million a few years ago.