The Real Deal New York

Here were October’s priciest new listings in BK, Queens

A Brooklyn Heights home topped the list at $10 million

November 05, 2015 12:40PM
By Kathryn Brenzel

BK & Queens October

From left: 32 Livingston Street in Brooklyn Heights and in 24505 Rushmore Avenue in Douglaston

It’s been 55 years since this Brooklyn Heights brownstone was last available, and at a listing price of $10 million, it made its mark as the priciest single-family home to hit the market in Brooklyn last month, according to listing service Point2 Homes.

The 7,000-square-foot townhouse has been owned by the same family for the last 55 years, according to Sotheby’s International Realty’s listing for the property. The brownstone, located at 32 Livingston Street, has undergone major renovations but has maintained its original wood floors, mahogany staircase and plaster ceiling and moldings, keeping true to its “1870’s charm and heritage,” according to the listing.

The listing falls slightly short of last month’s priciest home to hit the market, a $12 million condo in Park Slope. One Brooklyn Bridge Park in Dumbo remains the reigning listing for the month at $32 million.

A Park Slope six-bedroom home was the second most expensive listing at $9.8 million. The home, at 104 Eighth Avenue, is more than 8,000 square feet and was built in the 1900s. Jonathan Steel is the listing agent. A penthouse in Dumbo’s Clock Tower condominium came in as the third highest priced listing at $7.9 million. Apartment 14 is 3,208 square feet and offers views of the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. Karen and Alan Heyman of Sotheby’s International are handling the sale.

The fourth most expensive listing in October was a Boerum Hill brownstone for $7.5 million. Frank Castelluccio and Nicholas Hovsepian of Corcoran Group are handling the sale of the home, located at 85 Wyckoff Street.

85 Wykoff located between Cobble Hill and Boerum Hill

Living area at 85 Wyckoff Street in Boerum Hill

Rounding out the top six listings for October were an apartment at 550 Vanderbilt Avenue in Prospect Heights for $6.9 million and 90 Furman Street unit N1012 in Dumbo for $6.1 million. The sales are being handled by Corcoran Sunshine Group and Toll Brothers, respectively.


Falling more than two million dollars short of September’s priciest home to hit the market, a five-bedroom home in Douglaston topped October’s listings at $3.6 million, according to Point2 Homes. The two-story colonial, located at 24505 Rushmore Avenue, was built in 2008 and features a two-car garage and an in-ground pool. Toula Polios Realty Group has the listing.

55 Exeter Street

55 Exeter Street in Forest Hills 

A Forest Hills home at 55 Exeter Street listed for $3.5 million was the second most expensive to hit the market last month. The home is 4,060 square feet and was built in 1920.  Frank Ko of Win Zone Realty has the listing.

The listing for the third priciest listing calls the home “a true castle” in Malba. The six-bedroom home at 6 Summit Place is listed for $3.2 million and has a detached two-car garage, an in-ground swimming pool and three fireplaces. Leela Sooklal of Century 21 Bay Benjamin is handling the sale.

Next on the list was a Forest Hills home for $3.1 million. The Tudor style five-bedroom is located at 7106 Ingram Street. Alfina Chanti of Astor Realty Enterprise has the listing.

A Bayside home listed for nearly $3 million was the fifth most expensive home to hit the market in October. The four-bedroom home is located at 24-25 Little Neck Boulevard and was built in 1960. The brokerage Century 21 Bay Benjamin is handling the sale.