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A townhouse in Brooklyn Heights that was one of 2016's priciest sales in the borough
A townhouse in Brooklyn Heights that was one of 2016's priciest sales in the borough

Brooklyn's 10 most expensive homes sold in 2016

These were the priciest properties that sold in Kings County last year

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A townhouse in Brooklyn Heights that was one of 2016's priciest sales in the borough

When we looked at the 20 most expensive homes sold in NYC last year, not a single property outside of Manhattan made the list—outer-borough listings apparently just can't compare to its über-expensive condos. But head to Brooklyn, and you'll find that the priciest sales last year are still not exactly cheap.

The folks at PropertyShark pulled the numbers for the most expensive homes sold in Brooklyn in 2016, and the No. 1 place on the list—a house in Gravesend, of all places—sold for $11 million. Many of the other homes on the list are in Brooklyn Heights (no surprises there), and a fair number are townhouses. Check out the full list right this way.

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1993 East 5th Street

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The most expensive sale in Brooklyn last year wasn't a pricey condo or an enormous turn-of-the-century townhouse. Instead, it was this Gravesend home, which sold for a whopping $11,360,000. The home was built in 1925 and spans around 5,000 square feet; it was purchased by an anonymous buyer under the name 1993 East 5th Street LLC.
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70-72 State Street

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The No. 2 priciest sale in Brooklyn was more typical of what we associate with expensive properties in the borough: a townhouse at 70-72 State Street in Brooklyn Heights sold for $9.4 million, after spending a little more than two months on the market. The five-story home has plenty of lovely features, including a chef's kitchen, a huge garden, and a two-car garage.
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1 John Street #PHE

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In 2015, a condo at Dumbo's One John Street entered contract at $8.8 million—not all that exorbitant by Manhattan standards, but high enough to become the priciest condo ever sold in Brooklyn. The sale closed in 2016, and while it wasn't as high as anticipated, it was still high: the closing cost was $8.1 million, enough to earn it the No. 3 spot on this list. The apartment itself, a penthouse, comes with striking views of the waterfront and the Manhattan skyline.

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31 Garden Place

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This "highly sought after and exceptionally rare" townhouse on Garden Place in Brooklyn Heights sold in the fall for an even $8 million, just $100,000 below its asking price. It was only on the market for about three weeks, which isn't too surprising: the place is gorgeous, with many of its turn-of-the-20th-century details intact (wood-burning fireplaces, original shutters, and the like), along with modern updates like a chef's kitchen.
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Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park, #N600

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Brooklyn Bridge Park's controversial Pierhouse development has been in the works (and a thorn in the side of many Brooklyn Heights residents) for several years now, but closings on its condos only began last fall. Of the apartments that have sold, the priciest is a three-bedroom, approximately 3,000-square-foot apartment that sold for $7.7 million. But that could be bested soon by a three-bedroom apartment that's currently in contract at $11.179 million.

277 1st Street

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The never-ending saga of the Park Slope dream house at 277 1st Street came to a close, when the mansion finally sold for $7.5 million—$4 million less than its initial ask. Its previous owners envisioned an eco-friendly mansion with a two-story rock climbing wall, a hydraulic car lift for indoor parking, an indoor Olympic-size lap pool, among other amenities. But zoning changes and code violations plagued the property, and the owners eventually gave up the ghost. As of now, it's "mostly completed."

Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park, #N400

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Yet another Pierhouse condo made the list—this time, a four-bedroom duplex that sold for approximately $7.42 million. The apartment is now back on the market, this time as a $30,000/month rental.

1 Pierrepont Street, #9A

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When this co-op hit the market back in 2016, the brokerbabble touted it as a "rare offering," with five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and expansive Manhattan views. Apparently, that was enough to garner a buyer: the apartment was on the market for less than two months before entering contract, and it ended up selling for $7.4 million. That was about $500,000 below its asking price, but still high enough to land it on this list.

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281 Henry Street

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This Brooklyn Heights townhouse was only on the market for two weeks before a buyer snapped it up, eventually paying $7.2 million for the property. It's easy to see why it sold so quickly: the home, located on Henry Street near Atlantic Avenue, is a well-preserved beauty.

44 Grace Court

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And coming in at no. 10 is a townhouse on Grace Court, a cul-de-sac in Brooklyn Heights. The apartment first hit the market back in 2015, but it took until the end of last year—and a few price chops—for the home to find a buyer. It was originally listed for $8.75 million, but sold at a discount; the buyer paid just (ha) $7.15 million for the eight-bedroom, 5,500-square-foot home.

1993 East 5th Street

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The most expensive sale in Brooklyn last year wasn't a pricey condo or an enormous turn-of-the-century townhouse. Instead, it was this Gravesend home, which sold for a whopping $11,360,000. The home was built in 1925 and spans around 5,000 square feet; it was purchased by an anonymous buyer under the name 1993 East 5th Street LLC.
PropertyShark

70-72 State Street

Corcoran
The No. 2 priciest sale in Brooklyn was more typical of what we associate with expensive properties in the borough: a townhouse at 70-72 State Street in Brooklyn Heights sold for $9.4 million, after spending a little more than two months on the market. The five-story home has plenty of lovely features, including a chef's kitchen, a huge garden, and a two-car garage.
Corcoran

1 John Street #PHE

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In 2015, a condo at Dumbo's One John Street entered contract at $8.8 million—not all that exorbitant by Manhattan standards, but high enough to become the priciest condo ever sold in Brooklyn. The sale closed in 2016, and while it wasn't as high as anticipated, it was still high: the closing cost was $8.1 million, enough to earn it the No. 3 spot on this list. The apartment itself, a penthouse, comes with striking views of the waterfront and the Manhattan skyline.

Evan Joseph

31 Garden Place

Corcoran
This "highly sought after and exceptionally rare" townhouse on Garden Place in Brooklyn Heights sold in the fall for an even $8 million, just $100,000 below its asking price. It was only on the market for about three weeks, which isn't too surprising: the place is gorgeous, with many of its turn-of-the-20th-century details intact (wood-burning fireplaces, original shutters, and the like), along with modern updates like a chef's kitchen.
Corcoran

Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park, #N600

Brooklyn Bridge Park's controversial Pierhouse development has been in the works (and a thorn in the side of many Brooklyn Heights residents) for several years now, but closings on its condos only began last fall. Of the apartments that have sold, the priciest is a three-bedroom, approximately 3,000-square-foot apartment that sold for $7.7 million. But that could be bested soon by a three-bedroom apartment that's currently in contract at $11.179 million.

277 1st Street

The never-ending saga of the Park Slope dream house at 277 1st Street came to a close, when the mansion finally sold for $7.5 million—$4 million less than its initial ask. Its previous owners envisioned an eco-friendly mansion with a two-story rock climbing wall, a hydraulic car lift for indoor parking, an indoor Olympic-size lap pool, among other amenities. But zoning changes and code violations plagued the property, and the owners eventually gave up the ghost. As of now, it's "mostly completed."

Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park, #N400

Yet another Pierhouse condo made the list—this time, a four-bedroom duplex that sold for approximately $7.42 million. The apartment is now back on the market, this time as a $30,000/month rental.

1 Pierrepont Street, #9A

Corcoran

When this co-op hit the market back in 2016, the brokerbabble touted it as a "rare offering," with five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and expansive Manhattan views. Apparently, that was enough to garner a buyer: the apartment was on the market for less than two months before entering contract, and it ended up selling for $7.4 million. That was about $500,000 below its asking price, but still high enough to land it on this list.

Corcoran

281 Henry Street

This Brooklyn Heights townhouse was only on the market for two weeks before a buyer snapped it up, eventually paying $7.2 million for the property. It's easy to see why it sold so quickly: the home, located on Henry Street near Atlantic Avenue, is a well-preserved beauty.

44 Grace Court

And coming in at no. 10 is a townhouse on Grace Court, a cul-de-sac in Brooklyn Heights. The apartment first hit the market back in 2015, but it took until the end of last year—and a few price chops—for the home to find a buyer. It was originally listed for $8.75 million, but sold at a discount; the buyer paid just (ha) $7.15 million for the eight-bedroom, 5,500-square-foot home.