Park Slope mansion leads Brooklyn’s luxury market into June 

Townhouse at 19 Montgomery Place last asked $15M

19 Montgomery Place, Sotheby’s Jeremy Stein;  67 Remsen Street, Leslie J. Garfield’s Matt Lesser (Getty, Google Maps, Sotheby’s, Leslie J. Garfield)
19 Montgomery Place, Sotheby’s Jeremy Stein; 67 Remsen Street, Leslie J. Garfield’s Matt Lesser (Getty, Google Maps, Sotheby’s, Leslie J. Garfield)

A Park Slope townhouse with a once controversial penthouse claimed the top spot in Brooklyn’s luxury market last week. 

The sprawling brownstone at 19 Montgomery Place, asking $15 million, was the priciest of 19 homes in the borough asking $2 million or more to find buyers between June 3 and June 9, according to Compass’ weekly report. 

The 30-foot-wide property, which hit the market in January, last traded for $5.2 million in 2012. It’s since undergone a three-year renovation, which included adding a penthouse with an elliptical skylight, gym and two landscaped outdoor spaces. 

Some neighbors opposed the proposed addition in 2013, with one arguing at a community board meeting that it would block the light in her garden and would be visible from the Carroll Street sidewalk. Despite the pushback, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the plans.

The home, built in the late 1800s by C.P.H. Gilbert, spans more than 6,200 square feet and has six bedrooms and five bathrooms. It also features gas fireplaces and a steel and glass deck. 

Sotheby’s International’s Jeremy Stein had the listings. 

Stein also made recent headlines in Manhattan, where he, along with Corcoran’s Dana Power, also represented the sellers in a $32.5 million deal for a Puck Building penthouse. The deal hit public records last week. 

The second most expensive home to enter contract was 67 Remsen Street in Brooklyn Heights, with an asking price just under $7 million. The 6,000-square-foot home has five bedrooms and four bathrooms. 

The property also has an elevator and rooftop terrace. The townhouse — which hit the market nearly two years ago — last traded for $3.25 million in 2012. At the time, the sellers were an organization affiliated with Jehova’s Witnesses known as the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York.  

Leslie J. Garfield’s Matthew Lesser had the listing. 

The total contracts signed last week was up from just 14 in the previous period. Townhouses accounted for 13 of the inked deals, while the remaining six were condos. 

The homes had an average asking price of $3.7 million, which works out to $1,320 per square foot. The properties spent an average of 151 days on the market with an average discount of 1 percent from the listing price. 

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