While it probably didn't go for it's original asking price of $20 million — Curbed reports the lastest asking price was $12.9 — all signals suggest that the sale of 140 Columbia Heights will smash nabe records for priciest townhouse sale. Reports say that owners Peter A. Murin and Robin Jaffe Murin had listed the property through Brown Harris Stevens, it was later relisted with the Corcoran Group who are credited with finding the buyer and making the sale in today's NY Daily News. The couple purchased the home in 1992 for $2 million, The New York Times reported last year.
New York Daily News: Brooklyn Home Prices Reach the Stars: In Brooklyn Heights, the most expensive townhouse ever listed in the borough has a buyer. The high-priced Heights mansion – originally listed at a stratospheric $20 million – is under contract, Corcoran Group real estate officials said. "It'll be a record for Brooklyn if it goes through," said Corcoran spokeswoman Lara Berdine. Berdine wouldn't divulge the selling price of the 8,000-square-foot property on Columbia Heights with expansive views of the Statue of Liberty. The home, which Piano Man Billy Joel and "Lord of the Rings" star Liv Tyler had toured, remains listed for $12.9 million on the Corcoran site.