Park Slope row house, Standish lead Brooklyn’s luxury market

Townhouse at 178 Garfield Place was priced at $6M

Historic Park Slope Townhouse Leads Brooklyn’s Luxury Market

From left: A photo illustration of Sotheby’s International Realty Jeremy Stein and Compass Real Estate’s Paolo Sciarra along with 171 Columbia Heights and 178 Garfield Place in Brooklyn (Getty, Sotheby’s International Realty, Compass Real Estate, Google Maps)

A Park Slope townhouse once home to a fashion executive claimed the top spot in Brooklyn’s contract signings last week.

The 4,400-square-foot home at 178 Garfield Place, asking $6 million, was the priciest of 18 luxury homes in the borough to find buyers last week, according to Compass’ weekly report on properties asking $2 million or more.

The four-story townhouse, built in the 1880s, has five bedrooms, three bathrooms and a garden, terrace and cellar.

It was once owned by Jenna Lyons, the former creative director and president of J. Crew. Lyons, now one of the stars of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of New York” series, sold the home to British musician Vince Clarke and his wife, Tracey Hurley, for $4 million in 2012.

Jeremy Stein of Sotheby’s International Realty had the listing.

The second most expensive home to go into contract was a condo unit at 171 Columbia Heights in Brooklyn Heights listed at $5.9 million. The 2,400-square-foot apartment has four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

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Unit 5B also features white oak floors, paneled ceilings and a gourmet kitchen. 

Compass’ Paolo Sciarra had the listing. 

The 32-unit building, known as the Standish, has attracted a star-studded list of buyers. Matt Damon broke borough records when he bought a penthouse for $16.8 million in 2018. That same year, married actors John Krasinski and Emily Blunt paid $11 million for two units.

Amenities at the building, built in 1903, include a rooftop terrace, fitness center and 24-hour security.

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The 18 luxury contracts inked were divided evenly between condos and townhouses. Seventeen Brooklyn homes priced at $2 million or more found buyers in the previous week.

The average asking price for the 18 homes was $3.3 million, or $1,395 per square foot. They spent an average of 119 days on the market and had no average discount from their original listing price.