New York is known for many things: pizza, bustling streets, and some of the most luxurious apartments in America. Never one to rest on its laurels, the state is about to up itself the luxury living department. A new super-luxe condominium is set to smash price records. The Brooklyn Heights penthouse is asking a whopping price. How much – and what exactly – do you get for your money? Keep reading to find out!
Brooklyn Heights Penthouse Set to Break Record
If you are new to the world of super luxurious condominiums, you may need a defibrillator on-hand before you continue reading. Known as super-lux condos, these expensive living quarters are the stuff dreams are made of. If they do not make your heart stop, at the very least, they will drop your jaw. So before we describe the Brooklyn Heights penthouse to you, make a dentist appointment. Just in case.
Formerly a hotel known as the Standish, the Brooklyn Heights penthouse is the recipient of a recent conversion project. Purchased for a scant $60 million in 2014, joint owners DDG and Westbrook partners have a grand plan for the hotel. Their concept? Flip the building into a 33-unit condo.
Looking to double their profits, the team originally sought to make 50 living units. They since moved that number down to 33, with a total value of $120 million. Not too shabby!
History of the Brooklyn Heights Penthouse Property
The property in question has a particularly interesting past. In addition to its history as the Standish Hotel, it also held a stint as an apartment complex. Prior to that, it was owned by the Jehovah’s Witnesses back in 2007.
The property itself dates back to 1903 when it was designed by architect Frank S. Lowe. Back then, it was purchased for $75,000 from Eliza Matilda Chandler, a descendant of Myles Standish of the Mayflower fame. Yes, that Mayflower.
It also has an interesting fictional past. It was famously known as the residence of Clark Kent (a.k.a. Superman). It is also prominent in Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman.”
The Standish at 171 Columbia Heights: Penthouse and Condominiums
The previous price record for most expensive living quarters in Brooklyn Heights is $15.5 million. That price got scored by a townhouse in Cobble Hill. Another penthouse at the Clock Tower in Dumbo went for $15 million, and another townhouse garnered nearly $13 million at 27 Monroe Place.
So what, exactly, will a record-breaking price tag get you for your money? No need to worry about disappointment; the last asking price of $16.645 million will get plenty of perks. For starters, the owner will get plenty of leg room. The Brooklyn Heights penthouse at the Standish features 6,218 square feet. For you math-o-philes, that equates to $2.677 per square foot.
We will give you a moment to let that sink in.
If that is not enough room, you can always step out onto you 3,366 square foot terrace for some fresh air. That comes with a 12th-floor view and six bedrooms. While living space is great, it is not the only benefit of the prime location. The super-luxe condo has some great added amenities as well.
Among the “perks” of the Brooklyn Heights penthouse, you can expect a fitness center, top-notch 24-hour concierge service, a playroom for children, and, of course, one heck of a spectacular view!
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