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Who bought the 10 priciest Brooklyn homes in 2017?

January 23, 2018 By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The penthouse of the DUMBO Clock Tower building takes the cake as the priciest home sold in Brooklyn in 2017. Photo courtesy of Corcoran Group
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Wanna know who bought the most expensive homes in Brooklyn last year?

We’ll tell you.

On Monday, Brownstoner.com published its list of Brooklyn’s top 10 priciest home sales of 2017.

The DUMBO Clock Tower penthouse led the way and two condos in Brooklyn Bridge Park’s controversial Pierhouse development were high on the list, the story notes.

Real estate website PropertyShark.com provided Brownstoner.com the price info for its story.

Then the Brooklyn Eagle turned to city Finance Department records to see who bought and sold these costly homes.  

This is what the Eagle found out:

1. The penthouse of DUMBO’s iconic Clock Tower sold for $15 million.

The triplex condo is the subject of enduring fascination for real estate-obsessed New Yorkers because it has four 14-foot glass clock faces inside it.

The former industrial building at 1 Main St. was converted into a high-profile condo building by Two Trees Management, the Walentas family’s company.

The seller of the penthouse was Clock Tower Acquisitions LLC with David C. Walentas as general manager, Finance Department records indicate.

Finance Department records identify the purchaser as Tic Toc Tower LLC with Leon A. Malca as manager.

According to a story in the Real Deal, he’s a Colombian art dealer known as Lio Malca.

2. The five-story rowhouse at 27 Monroe Place in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District sold for $12.9 million.

The brick house, which was built in the 1840s, is located on a prime Brooklyn Heights block.

The Kushner Cos., which had bought the house from Brooklyn Law School, renovated and sold it.  Jared Kushner headed Kushner Cos. before he stepped aside to serve as senior adviser to his father-in-law, President Donald Trump.

Finance Department records identify the house buyer as The 27 Monroe Place Trust with Jillian Barbati as trustee.

Barbati is an executive at a wealth-management firm, as the Eagle previously reported.  

3. A brick and limestone Park Slope house, 45 Montgomery Place, sold for $12.6 million.

The landmarked house was built in the 1890s.

The buyer was 45 Montgomery Place LLC with Samuel Eber as authorized signatory, Finance Department records indicate. Finance Department records identify the seller as ABCL LLC with Constantine Karides as a member.

As the Eagle previously reported, the LLC headed by Karides had bought the house for $10.775 million in 2014, Finance Department records show.

4. A renovated Brooklyn Heights Historic District rowhouse at 146 Willow St. sold for $11.5 million.

Real-estate developer Shahrzad Khayami had converted the multifamily property into a single-family home, as the Eagle previously reported.

The seller was Cadogan Ventures LLC with Khayami as manager, Finance Department records show.

Finance Department records identify the buyer as 146 Willow LLC. Stacie Handwerker of the Roth Law Firm, the lawyer who repped the purchasing LLC, signed the deed on the buyer’s behalf.

The buyer made an all-cash purchase of the house — so there’s no mortgage on file that might reveal his or her name.

5. A condo at Pierhouse, the controversial development in Brooklyn Bridge Park, sold for $10,669,579.

The developers of the combination condo-and-hotel property are Toll Brothers and Starwood Capital Group.

The seller of the pricey apartment at 90 Furman St. was condo sponsor Brooklyn Pier 1 Residential Owner LP, Finance Department records indicate.

Finance Department records identify the buyers as Timothy and Stephanie Ingrassia.

They’re a Brooklyn Heights couple, as the Eagle previously reported. He’s a Goldman Sachs banker.

6. Another Pierhouse condo sold for $10,248,024.

In this deal, too, the seller of the apartment at 130 Furman St. in Brooklyn Bridge Park was condo sponsor Brooklyn Pier 1 Residential Owner LP, Finance Department records indicate.

The buyers were Debbie Goodstein-Rosenfeld and Tommy Rosenfeld, Finance Department records indicate.

As the Eagle previously reported, Goodstein-Rosenfeld is a film director, writer and producer.

7. A former garage in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District, 14 College Place, sold for $9.575 million.

According to Finance Department records, the seller was Second Time LLC with John Maloney as member.

The buyer was Far Far Down LLC with Donna Glasgow as authorized signatory, Finance Department records show.

8. A Brooklyn Heights Historic District carriage house at 165 Columbia Heights that once belonged to the Jehovah’s Witnesses sold for $8.7 million.

Finance Department records identify the buyer as Oaz Nir.

The seller was 355 West Broadway LLC with Anna Airapetian as managing member, Finance Department records indicate. Her LLC had purchased the house for $9.8 million in 2015, the records show.

As the Eagle previously reported, Anya (yes, there are two ways to spell her first name) Airapetian is the daughter of a Moscow-based oil tycoon.

9. A Brooklyn Heights Historic District townhouse, 31 Garden Place, sold for $8.35 million.

The 25-foot-wide house was built in the 1840s.

Finance Department records identify the buyer as 31 Garden Place LLC with Elizabeth M.E. Andrews as managing member.

The seller was The Brooklyn Trust UAD April 27, 2016 with Morton J. Kessler as trustee, Finance Department records show.

The Brooklyn Trust UAD April 27, 2016 had purchased the house for $8 million in 2016, the records indicate.

10. A newly constructed townhouse at 323 Pacific St. in Boerum Hill sold for $7.875 million.

Finance Department records identify the seller as A&P Pacific Owner LLC with Philip Mendlow as authorized signatory.

The buyers were Stephen Maharam and Camila Pastor, Finance Department records indicate.

The Brownstoner.com story identifies him as the chief operating officer of Maharam Fabric, which is a textile company.

 


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