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A $20 million penthouse breaks record for the most expensive home sold in Brooklyn

Franklin Izuchukwu
By Franklin Izuchukwu
A $20 million penthouse that shattered the record for the most expensive home sold in Brooklyn.

A Brooklyn penthouse just closed for $20.3 million, becoming the most expensive home ever sold in the borough, Douglas Elliman confirmed to Business Insider. That's $3.6 million above the previous record, which was set when actor Matt Damon purchased a separate Brooklyn penthouse for $16.7 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.

Located in Quay Tower, a waterfront luxury building in the affluent Brooklyn Heights neighborhood, 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 mesmerizing views of New York Harbor, the Downtown skyline and East River all the way beyond the Empire State Building." Brooklyn Heights is one of the borough's toniest neighborhoods, with a median home price of $1.4 million and a tendency to attract celebrities.

The borough's previous record was set when actor Matt Damon purchased another Brooklyn Heights penthouse for $16.7 million in 2018. Here's a look inside the luxurious apartment that just broke Brooklyn's sale record.

Take a look inside

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

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 center with Peloton bikes, a children's playroom, and music practice room.

The penthouse is at the top of the 30-story Quay Tower

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.

The penthouse gives a clear view of the statue of liberty

The apartment has a private elevator.......

A private elevator to the Brooklyn penthouse apartment.

... and an expansive living room.

The living room.

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

The bathrooms, and the kitchen.

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

one of the bathrooms.

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

The roof-top

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

Music room