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Brooklyn Heights penthouse sells for record-breaking $20M

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The priciest property sold in Brooklyn is a massive penthouse with Manhattan views

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A Brooklyn Heights penthouse has soared into the New York City real estate record books, closing for a whopping $20.3 million—making it the most expensive home ever sold in the borough.

As first reported by the New York Post, the penthouse sits atop Quay Tower, a condo building located at Pier 6 within Brooklyn Bridge Park. The apartment itself is actually a combo unit; when it went into contract in 2018, the buyer snatched up two penthouse apartments with the intention of creating one larger space.

The seller is the building’s developer, RAL Development Services; the buyer is shielded behind an LLC, but according to the Wall Street Journal, they “work in the financial services industry.”

Interior design firm Marmol Radziner will combine the two penthouse apartments into one; when complete, it’ll span 7,433 square feet, with five bedrooms, a private terrace that’s larger than many Brooklynites’ apartments, and stellar views of Manhattan to boot. The building itself is designed by ODA New York’s Eran Chen.

Prior to this, the record for the priciest property ever sold in the borough was held by actor Matt Damon, who snatched up a $16.75 million condo at the Standish in Brooklyn Heights. Prior to that, two townhouses held the record: one in Cobble Hill that sold for $15.5 million in 2015, and one in Brooklyn Heights that was purchased by actors Jennifer Connolly and Paul Bettany for the same price.