Landmarked townhouse on Henry Street leads Brooklyn’s luxury market

Historic Brooklyn Heights, Fort Greene townhouses topped home contracts for $2M+

Brooklyn Heights, Fort Greene Townhouses Top Brooklyn’s Luxury Market

From left: Corcoran’s Leslie Marshall and Bond New York’s Albert Safdie along with 29 South Elliott Place and 257 Henry Street in Brooklyn (Getty, Corcoran Group, A. Safdie Realty Corp., Google Maps)

Historic townhouses in Brooklyn Heights and Fort Greene capped off Brooklyn’s luxury market last week. 

The two homes were the priciest of 19 properties in the borough asking $2 million or more to find buyers between June 10 and June 16, according to Compass’ weekly report. The total was the same as the previous period.

The most expensive home to snag an inked deal was 257 Henry Street in Brooklyn Heights, with an asking price of $8.5 million. The 26.5-foot-wide property, built in 1899, spans five stories and nearly 6,000 square feet and has five bedrooms and four bathrooms. 

The landmarked townhouse, which hit the market in April, also features a patio, garden, floor-to-ceiling windows and full basement. The garden level of the home is currently configured as a 1,300-square-foot apartment. 

Corcoran’s Leslie Marshall had the listing. 

The second most expensive home to enter contract was 29 South Elliott Place in Fort Greene, with an asking price of $4.7 million. The 3,500-square-foot townhouse, built in 1899, has five bedrooms and four bathrooms. 

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The renovated home, which has drifted on and off the market since last March, last traded for $1.5 million in 2010, according to public records. It also features the original hardwood floors and wood-beamed ceilings, an open kitchen, rear deck and landscaped garden with a fountain and koi pond. 

Bond New York’s Albert Safdie had the listing. 

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Home prices in Fort Greene skyrocketed in the first three months of the year, according to a report by Property Shark. The neighborhood’s median sale price rose 86 percent in the first quarter compared to the same period in 2023. 

Of the 19 properties to find buyers, nine were houses, nine were condos and one was a co-op. 

The homes had an average asking price of $3.2 million, which works out to $1,380 per square foot. The typical property spent 53 days on the market with an average discount of 3 percent from the listing price. 

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