Brooklyn Heights Penthouse Set to Break Price Record

Written By Kristina Kennedy-Aguero | October 22, 2018 | Published in Real Estate Market Trends
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The luxurious penthouse combo situated at the top of the Quay Tower looks set to break the previous record price paid for a luxury apartment in Brooklyn. Currently under contract, its $20 milion price tag beats the old record for a condo by a cool $5 million. According to the NY Post, the buyer is a New York family in the finance market.

The Quay Tower, at 50 Bridge Park, forms part of the 95-acre Brooklyn Bridge Park development which is transforming the waterfront of Brooklyn Heights. The new building, located in the Pier 6 development, was designed by local architect Eran Chen of ODA. It has 30 floors and a unique metallic gridded exterior, and it is the first building to offer Amazon smart home capabilities throughout. It boasts spectacular views of the New York Harbor and the skyline of Manhattan, and has, a kid’s room, a 2.500-square-foot gym, a music room, a dog-washing room, and a rooftop lounge. It has a double-height lobby which is attended at all hours, and high-speed elevators.

The AD-100 interior designers Marmol Radziner formed by partners Ron Radziner and Leo Marmol have brought their California-Modernist style to the firm’s first East Coast new development. Mr. Radziner told Architectural Digest "It's about creating open spaces that move from one to the other to create a flow instead of rooms that are compartmentalized, and always having the strongest possible connection to the exterior and the views beyond," he also commented that "Brooklyn still has a rawness to it, a lot of texture." The 126 luxury apartments are warm and vibrant, with a variety of woods, natural stones, and earthy metals. The kitchens feature white oak cabinets, and the countertops, hood surrounds, and backsplashes are of white leather-finished quartzite, with accents in satin bronze.

The penthouse, on the top level of the building, is a combination of two units and covers a total of 7.433- square feet. It has five bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, a large private terrace measuring 1,179-square feet, and its own private elevator. The expansive lounge features floor-to-ceiling windows, and the kitchen and bathrooms also have spectacular views. It comes fully equipped with Amazon Alexa devices making it an efficient “smart” home. The master bathroom has Alabastrino Rustico travertine marble slabs, which are imported from Italy on the walls, and radiant-heated floors. The custom oak vanities feature special night lighting and are accentuated by polished nickel medicine cabinets. The secondary bathrooms have marble tiles and custom vanities and cabinets, and small pull-out stools for the smaller members of the family are featured in the Jack and Jill style bathroom. The powder room features Calacatta Borghini marble, while the mudroom houses the washer and dryer and has Italian carpentry closets to house outdoor wear and sports equipment. Andrew Anderson of Douglas Elliman Development Marketing, which is selling the property told Business Insider that, "No other property in Brooklyn or New York City has this combination of ultra-high-end interiors and amenities paired with absolutely mesmerizing views of New York Harbor, the Downtown skyline and East River all the way beyond the Empire State Building."

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