$ales $uperlative: Columbia Heights Townhouse Most Expensive In Heights History

A five-floor, 7,000sf townhouse at 212 Columbia Heights & Pierrepont Street has scored a lofty superlative as the most expensive home sale in Brooklyn Heights’ history. The closing price, according to Brownstoner: $11 million ($1,928/square foot). The owners, who paid $8.5 million in 2006, re The New York Times, listed it only three months ago for $13.5 million.

Here’s what you get for such a pretty penny: The Corcoran listing shares that the 25-foot-wide home was built in 1855 and renovated in 2005 to add a new kitchen and five gas fireplaces, along with its seven bedrooms, six baths and 17 rooms total. The parlor floor offers 14 foot ceilings and a garden facing the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, with full-width terraces on the parlor floor, master bedroom and fourth-floor family room. Add to that library, media and family rooms.

The previous record in Brooklyn Heights, Curbed says, was 88 Remsen Street, which sold for $10.8 million in 2008. 212 Columbia Heights also ties the highest sale in Brooklyn overall for a house in Gravesend that sold in 2003.

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  • lori

    The NYT had several things incorrect in their previous story about 212. The house was purchased in 2006 for 8.925 after it entered into a bidding war, and then about a million went into renovations. I guess it’s a good sign for homeowners that the house went for such a high price, but it is a beautiful property and has not had that many owners over the past 50 years.

  • WillowtownCop

    I’m surprised gas “fireplaces” are allowed in a historic house.

    I just hope they didn’t ruin the kitchen with the granite countertops and recessed lighting (AKA ceiling acne) that I picture when I hear “renovated kitchen.”

  • Jorale-man

    It’s hard to picture it without the loud decor and bottles of mineral water lining the kitchen countertop. But nonetheless it looks like a nice pad.

  • Penny Bridge

    Take a look at the interior decor “conspicuous garish”, hopefully it’s delivered vacant!!

  • Brooklyn Tea

    What…no parking?

  • Maura Marlin

    I had the pleasure of seeing this house, and it is one of the most beautiful houses in the greatest location I have ever seen. Stunning! Jussayin’

  • lori

    According to PropertyShark.com, the new owners of 212 are Fae Holdings 411286R LLC C/O Naomi C Gardner Esq but that doesn’t tell us who the real owner is.