One Main PH Sale Sets New Brooklyn Record

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An article by Sarah at The Real Deal about Dumbo’s One Main (aka The Clocktower Condo) provides us with some detail about the 14th floor penthouse featured in late March on DumboNYC. According to the article, the “$7 million-plus sale of a 14th-floor penthouse at Dumbo’s Clock Tower Condominium, a former corrugated cardboard factory built in 1915, has broken Brooklyn’s most expensive condo record.”

Karen Heyman, senior vice president of Sotheby’s International Realty’s Downtown Office, told The Real Deal that two West Coast men working in the financial industry bought the Clock Tower penthouse. The apartment had listed for $7.8 million, but Heyman could only confirm that the price topped $7 million.

The 3,200 square-foot, three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom apartment had been on the market since August 2006, when it listed with Sotheby’s for $10.5 million. Heyman said the former owners, Bliss Spa founders Thierry Boue and Marcia Kilgore, weren’t “really particularly motivated at that time to sell” and rented the penthouse out for a year while the price was cut repeatedly.

Heyman said the buyers plan to use the penthouse — last renovated at least seven years ago — as a pied-a-terre, and would begin their own renovations before moving in.

David Walentas lives in the 15th floor penthouse and is renovating the 16th floor penthouse, which is the condo unit behind the glass-faced clock. It “will definitely be the most expensive unit in Brooklyn” when sold. It is expected to sell for up to $30 million.

Previously: {High Priced Condos at One Main Under Contract, 26Mar2008}

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