A $20 million penthouse just shattered the record for the most expensive home sold in Brooklyn. Here's a look inside.

MOSO StudioThe views from the Quay Tower penthouse are breathtaking.
  • A Brooklyn penthouse just closed for $US20.3 million, becoming the most expensive home ever sold in the borough, Douglas Elliman confirmed to Business Insider.
  • That’s $US3.6 million above the previous record, which was set when actor Matt Damon purchased a separate Brooklyn penthouse for $US16.7 million in 2018.
  • The new priciest penthouse sits atop Quay Tower in Brooklyn Heights and spans 7,433 square feet.
  • It comes with a 1,179-square-foot private terrace and expansive views of the Hudson and East rivers and of the Manhattan skyline.
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A Brooklyn, New York, penthouse just sold for $US20 million, shattering the record for the most expensive home ever sold in the borough, Douglas Elliman confirmed to Business Insider.

Located in Quay Tower, a waterfront luxury building in the affluent Brooklyn Heights neighbourhood, the penthouse is actually two units combined into a single residence with five bedrooms and 7,433 square feet of living space and a 1,179-square-foot private terrace, according to Douglas Elliman.

As Andrew Anderson of Douglas Elliman, who handled the sale, told Business Insider in 2018, “No other property in Brooklyn or New York City has this combination of ultra-high-end interiors and amenities paired with absolutely mesmerising views of New York Harbour, the Downtown skyline and East River all the way beyond the Empire State Building.”

Brooklyn Heights is one of the borough’s toniest neighbourhoods, with a median home price of $US1.4 million and a tendency to attract celebrities. The borough’s previous record was set when actor Matt Damon purchased another Brooklyn Heights penthouse for $US16.7 million in 2018.

Here’s a look inside the luxurious apartment that just broke Brooklyn’s sale record.


The penthouse is at the top of the 30-story Quay Tower and is one of 126 units in the building.

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Quay Tower, which offers a mix of two- to five-bedroom residences, comes with amenities such as two rooftop indoor/outdoor entertainment lounges, a fitness centre with Peloton bikes, a children’s playroom, and music practice room.


The condo is located in Brooklyn Heights and offers views of both the Hudson and East rivers. Its location, added Anderson, “makes it all the more precious.”

Brooklyn Heights is one of the most affluent neighbourhoods in Brooklyn, with a median home price of $US1.4 million and a median household income of more than $US143,000, according to Niche.

The area is a hotspot for celebrities. Stars including Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, Michelle Williams, and Paul Giamatti are reported to have lived in Brooklyn Heights over the years.

Brooklyn’s previous sale record was set when actor Matt Damon purchased a Brooklyn Heights penthouse in The Standish building for $US16.7 million in 2018.


The Quay Tower penthouse features floor-to-ceiling windows, from which the Manhattan skyline, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and the Statue of Liberty are all visible.

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Source: Douglas Elliman
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The apartment has a private elevator …

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Source: Douglas Elliman


… and an expansive living room.

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Source: Douglas Elliman


The bathrooms, as well as the kitchen, provide sweeping views of the city.

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Source: Douglas Elliman


The penthouse has five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms, including this Jack and Jill-style bathroom.

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Source: Douglas Elliman


Additional amenities include the rooftop Sunset Lounge, which affords panoramic views, and a 2,500-square-foot fitness centre.

MOSO StudioThe Sunset Lounge.

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Also listed amongst the building’s features are a music room, 24-hour concierge, and Amazon smart home capabilities.

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Source: Douglas Elliman

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