A high-rolling mystery man closed the deal on a whopping $20 million Brooklyn Heights waterfront penthouse on April 14, shattering the record for the borough’s most expensive home sale.
The price for the top-floor condo of the ritzy Quay Tower at Brooklyn Bridge Park came in at $20.3 million, as first reported by Business Insider, some $3.6 million above Brooklyn’s previous high, when Hollywood star Matt Damon bought a luxury pad in the neighborhood for $16.7 million in 2018.
The buyer’s identity is not publicly available as the person bought their new fancy digs through a limited liability company, but a spokesman for the Bridge Park Drive high-rise described the purchaser as a “financial entrepreneur.”
The well-heeled newcomer was originally planning to buy a similar apartment in Manhattan’s swanky Tribeca neighborhood, but was attracted by Quay Tower’s nearby amenities — including Brooklyn Bridge Park, the local marina, and the city ferry stop at Pier 6 that offers a swift 14-minute water-borne commute to Wall Street, according to the spokesman.
The transaction, which both parties finalized virtually amid the coronavirus outbreak, comes some 18 months after they first signed a contract to combine two top-floor units into a single luxurious pad.
The combined unit now boasts five beds, five-and-a-half baths, 7,433 square feet of living space, and a 1,179 square foot private terrace with dazzling views of the Brooklyn waterfront and the Big Apple skyline.
The no-expense-spared price tag helped the sale break the record set by Damon, when the “Good Will Hunting” star bought the penthouse apartment in the 12-story Beaux-Arts former hotel The Standish on Columbia Heights for $16.7 million in 2018.
The mysterious new record holder will now shack up atop the 30-story waterfront tower near the western end of Atlantic Avenue and adjacent to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, and the building boasts 126 condo units that range between two and five bedrooms — some of which entice big spenders with private elevator entries and suburban-style mudrooms.
The luxurious tower also features two rooftop indoor and outdoor entertainment lounges, along with a state-of-the-art gym, a children’s playroom, and a music practice room — where the Brooklyn Music School offers lessons for residents of all ages.