Brooklyn has always been regarded as a bit of an escape from both the busyness of Manhattan and its exorbitant prices. While the charming borough has its own quaint-yet-hip feel with bright, leafy neighborhoods, safe streets, and charming brownstones amongst luxury condominiums, the gap in price between Brooklyn and its more expensive fellow borough across the water is beginning to close.
What further evidence do you need than the news that a Brooklyn penthouse has sold for over $28 million AUD, shattering the previously recorded high of $23.3 million AUD for Matt Damon’s Brooklyn Heights home.
Quay Tower is an ODA-designed building located right on the East River. Marmol Radziner began to design the penthouse by combining two penthouses into one. The space is roughly 7,433 square feet and boasts five bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, and a private terrace.
The spacious living is flooded with light streaming through surrounding windows displaying uninhibited views of the East River and beyond.
The master bathroom contains floor-to-ceiling windows that look west toward lower Manhattan. These views can only be topped from the 1,179-square-foot private terrace that commands sweeping vistas of the East River and looks to be a delightful spot for entertaining.
The sunset lounge, which is open to every unit in Quay Tower, is a beautiful demonstration of the buildings careful balance of intimacy and openness.
For more on the up-and-coming borough: Brooklyn’s Timeless Charm: A Guide To NYC’s Most Charismatic Borough