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.