A roughly 17,500-square-foot brownstone in Brooklyn Heights is
expected to list for $40 million, according to the listing agent—a
record price for residential real estate in the New York borough.
president of Miller Samuel Real Estate Appraisers, said the
property will break a listing price record for a single-family home or
apartment in Brooklyn. The second most expensive is a roughly
11,000-square-foot condo currently listed at $32 million, he said.
Located on Pierrepont Place, the mansion was built in 1856-57
and is known as the Low Mansion, named after the onetime owner and
businessman A.A. Low, whose son, Seth Low, became mayor of Brooklyn, and
then mayor of New York starting in 1902. In total there are 15
bedrooms, 16 bathrooms and more than 9,000 square feet of garden and
outdoor space. The building is currently subdivided into eight
apartments, but the tenants are on short-term leases and the house can
be sold vacant, according to the current owner,
The building retains many of its historic features, including
fireplaces with stone surrounds, high ceilings and a grand staircase
with a central skylight.