Brooklyn Heights townhouse asking $7M in contract

47 Columbia Place tops Brooklyn luxury market

47 Columbia Place and 560 1st Street in Brooklyn
47 Columbia Place and 560 1st Street in Brooklyn (Google Maps)

Townhouses in Brooklyn Heights and Park Slope were the priciest homes in Brooklyn to go into contract last week as the spring selling season meandered along.

The borough saw 26 homes find buyers between May 22 and May 28, down from 32 in the previous period, according to Compass’ report on homes asking $2 million or more. Fifteen were townhouses and 11 were condos.

The most expensive to go into contract was 47 Columbia Place between State and Joralemon streets, with an asking price of $7 million. The 25-foot-wide townhouse, built in 1998, spans 3,300 square feet — relatively small for a row house at that price — but has an immaculate interior with five bedrooms, four bathrooms and an attached heated garage.

The home, a block from the East River, features a double-height living room, wood-burning fireplace, three-tiered garden with a koi pond, library, open-air atrium and central air conditioning. An excavated lower level, not visible from the street, gives the home four stories.

An architect built the home on an empty lot, according to Douglas Elliman’s Charles McDonald, who had the listing.

The second most expensive home to enter into contract was 560 First Street between Eighth Avenue and Prospect Park West, with an asking price of $5.5 million. The 5,000-square-foot townhouse, built in 1909, has six bedrooms and three bathrooms.

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The 23-foot-wide townhouse, on the market for the first time since the 1980s, features curved bay windows, high ceilings, original wainscoting, and a deck, rear garden and skylight. 

Compass’ Marc Solomon had the listing. 

Park Slope townhouses often claim the top contracts signed in Brooklyn. Earlier this month, a rowhouse with the neighborhood’s widest sidewalks, last asking $5 million, was the priciest in the borough to land a deal. The following week, a four-story, renovated townhouse at 857 Carroll Street asking $7.5 million went into contract.

The average asking price for the 26 luxury contracts inked last week was $3.1 million and the average price per square foot was $1,235. The homes spent an average of 182 days on the market and had an average discount of 1 percent from the original listing price.

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