The Real Deal New York

Here were August’s priciest listings in Brooklyn, Queens

Oosten penthouse that broke Williamsburg record makes the list

September 09, 2015 11:00AM
By Mark Maurer Twitter_logo_blue copy

Brooklyn Queens

From left: 113 Willow Street in Brooklyn Heights (asking $12.5 million) and 902 Shore Road in Douglas Manor (asking $4 million)

A pair of Brooklyn Heights townhouses were the priciest single-family homes to hit the market in Brooklyn in August, according to listings service Point2 Homes.

A seven-bedroom, 1820s-era Federal-style home at 113 Willow Street topped the list, with a $12.5 million asking price. Douglas Elliman’s Alexander Maroni is marketing the 5,000-square-foot property. The other townhouse is a four-bedroom home at 165 Columbia Heights, asking nearly $10 million. Gabriele Devlin and Lee Summers of Sotheby’s International Realty have the listing.

The third priciest listing is particularly notable in that it broke a neighborhood record for Williamsburg — a six-bedroom penthouse condominium unit at Xinyuan Real Estate’s the Oosten development, at 429 Kent Avenue. The 5,000-square-foot unit, listed by Halstead Property’s Lauren Canetti, Shelley Wasserman and Robert Lynn, is asking $6.4 million.


Interior rendering of the Oosten at 429 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg

Next up were a four-story Romanesque Revival-style townhouse at 44 Montgomery Place in Park Slope (nearly $5 million) and a detached, five-bedroom house at 7529 Shore Road in Bay Ridge ($4.6 million). Sotheby’s International Realty and Jabour Realty’s Jim Brocking have the listings, respectively.

The borough’s priciest listing overall continues to be a 12th-floor condo at One Brooklyn Bridge Park in Dumbo, asking $32 million.


Although the condo listing at the top of Queens list for August didn’t smash any records, it outranked all other single-family homes in the borough, according to data from Point2 Homes.

A three-bedroom pad at Victoria Towers, located at 133-38 Sanford Avenue in Flushing, wants $4.5 million. The broker is Fanny Wen Fa Wang of Wing Fung Home Realty Group.

The next four listings are detached homes: a three-story, 1920s Colonial home at 902 Shore Road in Douglas Manor ($4 million); a two-story, Mediterranean-style property at 2 Point Crescent in Malba ($3.5 million); a two-story European villa at 184-15 Hovenden Road in Jamaica Estates ($3.4 million); and a two-story mansion at 147-23 75th Avenue in Kew Garden Hills ($3 million).

184-15 Hovenden Road

184-15 Hovenden Road in Jamaica Estates

The brokers are Home NY’s Pat McGrath, Prime Realty’s Tammy Blau, Sotheby’s International Realty and Exit Realty First Choice’s Zhanna Shimonova.

The borough’s priciest listing is a five-bedroom, $4.8 million Mediterranean-style home at 17 North Drive in Malba. It hit the market in July.