Brooklyn Heights mansion on market for record-breaking $40 million

Brooklyn is still movin’ on up, this time in 40 million different ways.

For the first time in the borough’s history, a property is currently on the market for $40 million, making it the highest listing ever for a Brooklyn space. The listing comes just two months after Brooklyn was named the most expensive city in the country to buy a home, according to a report by RealtyTrac, a housing data group.

The mansion, 3 Pierrepont Place, has nearly 18,000 square feet and includes 15 bedrooms, 16 bathrooms and 9,000 square feet of garden space. The mansion is currently owned by former president of Republic New York Corp. Jeffrey Keil, who bought the property in 1991 for $2.3 million, nearly $38 million more than the current asking price. It was put on the market through Corcoran broker Vicki Negron.

The historic home was built in 1856 by architect Richard Upjohn. Entrepreneur Abiel Abbot Low originally resided in the mansion, along with his son, Seth Low, who served as the 23rd mayor of Brooklyn in 1881 before becoming the mayor of New York City from 1902-1903, after Brooklyn became a part of the city in 1898.

The mansion was featured in the 1985 movie “Prizzi’s Honor,” starring Jack Nicholson and Kathleen Turner.

The space is divided into eight apartments and includes fireplaces with stone surrounds, high ceilings and a grand staircase with a central skylight. It also features views of Manhattan.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the previous most expensive property on the Brooklyn market listed at $32 million.

Photos courtesy of the Corcoran Group
Photos courtesy of the Corcoran Group

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