The Real Deal New York

Sale of $3.4M Vinegar Hill townhouse breaks area record

Landmarked 69 Gold Street smashed the previous record of $2.1M

April 13, 2015 01:30PM

69 Gold Street in Vinegar Hill

69 Gold Street in Vinegar Hill

The seller of this landmarked Vinegar Hill townhouse at 69 Gold Street won’t be feeling sour in the slightest. The property sold for $3.35 million, breaking the neighborhood record for priciest home sale yet.

The Greek Revival-style home features four bedrooms and three bathrooms, and was built in 1841 and recently underwent renovations. While a liquor store used to occupy the ground-floor space, the renovations removed the retail component, restored the facade, and added windows and a rooftop terrace, according to DNAinfo. The building also housed a speakeasy during the Prohibition era.

A townhouse at 79 Bridge Street that sold for $2.13 million was the previous record-holder.

Jared Seligman of Douglas Elliman represented the seller. “I believe that potential buyers will have more confidence in location now that there has been such a high sale,” he said.

Vinegar Hill is bordered by Dumbo, the Con Edison Hudson Avenue Substation, the Brooklyn Navy Yard and the Brooklyn Queens Expressway. [DNAinfo] — Tess Hofmann