Land Sakes! 264 Henry Street Sells For $5.25 Million

Not yet two weeks into 2013, it’s already a banner year for Brooklyn Heights residential real estate. In the same week that filmmaker/writer David Schisgall & Vanity Fair writer wife Evgenia Peretz bought 16 Garden Place for $5.7 million, public records reveal that 264 Henry Street sold for $5.25 million, a mere 10% shaving off the asking price of $5,775,000.

Brownstoner reports that the home (which Property Shark estimates was built in 1901) is 25 feet wide, 50 feet deep and five stories tall, with two wood-burning fireplaces and a sun room. It was that website’s House of the Day in November.

Clay Lancaster’s Old Brooklyn Heights reported the current 246 Henry as showing up in city directories as far back as 1844.

Updated since original publish to reflect building information.

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  • stuart

    Real estate professionals should learn eventually that Buildings Department records date buildings to 1901 when there is no date of their construction. Obviously the house in question dates to the 1840’s with later additions such as the dormer windows.

  • Gerry

    @ Stuart – thats a dormer not a window.

    We have seen a number of new homes in the northern burbs of NYC with “doggie dormers” they look like dog houses perched on the roof of colonial homes each holds one window .

    The add-on dormer at the top of 264 Henry had to been done before an agressive Landmaks Commission in Brooklyn Heights it looks bad.


  • Wiley E.

    k-stuart. Did you get the commission?

  • Homer Fink

    @stuart – revised post to reflect your observation

  • stuart

    Gerry, what?
    the windows above the masonry can be called dormer windows as they project from the roof. They can also be called studio windows, as in artist’s studio, which were popular additions in the 1920’s. The house dates to circa 1840, maybe a little earlier, and the dormer to 1920, maybe a little later.

  • Gerry

    @ Stuart – a dormer is a dormer a window is a window that thing is a dormer that has windows in it there is no such thing as a “dormer window”

  • Thruxton

    Google it Gerry

  • David on Middagh

    Hey Gerry, lots of people say “dormer window”, and when stuart did above, he clearly meant to include the whole dormer. It’s a common way of talking. The English profs call it “synechoche”–referring to a whole item by one of its parts.

  • David on Middagh

    I apologize: “synecdoche”… sin EK d’key

  • NorthHeights

    Peretz’s brother the rock musician bought this house.

  • Gerry

    @ David on Middagh – thanks for the new vocab word “synecdoche” I learn something new each day!

  • Gerry

    @ David on Middagh – Up in Westport, CT. area contractors and real estate sales people they call them “doggie dormers” on the new contsruction McMansions.

    We saw a few yesterday they look like dog houses pearched up high on the roof.

  • NorthHeights

    There are single window dormers on just about all of the unaltered federal period houses in the heights. Not even sure what you guys are debating.

  • Gerry

    @ NorthHeights – no one is debating anything here — I had been enlightened about dormers, dormer windows, dog-house dormers no debate going on here.

  • Martin L

    #13 Monroe Place was emptied yesterday. Any info on its possible sale?