InBrooklyn is reporting that the record breaking sales of 82 Remsen Street (left) and 8 Montague Terrace (below) are in contract and thisclose to being final. According to The New York Observer, Corcoran broker Ellen Newman would only confirm that both properties were in contract.
The Remsen Street property is a circa-1837 Federal syle house with a Tudor style parlor floor, oak paneling and 14 foot ceilings according to the report.
The Montague Terrace home has had only three owners. InBrooklyn says that the late Ruth Doris Jandorek, its latest occupant, was born in the house in 1925. The home was purchased by her father August Jandorek that year from developer Edward West "Daddy" Browning and his wife Peaches. The Brownings were the center of one of the most notorious divorce cases of the 1920s. "Daddy" was 51 when he married the 15 year old Peaches and their bawdy breakup made headlines in all the local papers. Perhaps the oddest thing about the case was the couple's bickering over custody of "Mr. Honkers," their pet goose.
The New York Observer reported on both of these pending sales recently:
New York Observer: Currently, two Brooklyn Heights townhouses—listed at $12 million (82 Remsen Street) and $10.95 million (8 Montague Terrace)—are under contract. If sold near asking, the four-story mansion at Remsen Street will be a record-breaking deal for the borough, eclipsing an $8.5 million transaction in early 2005. Owned for almost half a century by sculptor Neil Estern, the four-story townhouse on Remsen Street measures approximately 11,660 square feet. Some notable features include Tudor-style oak paneling, herringbone floors, carved limestone fireplaces and a 47-foot living room.