The Standish at 171 Columbia Heights, known for being the Metropolis residence of Superman’s alter ego in DC Comics, has just broken the record for most expensive condo sale in the historic Brooklyn Heights. The sale comes from the 10th floor of the former Standish Arms Hotel and is a full-floor 5-bedroom, 4.5 bath home priced at $11.65M. The previous record was held by a $10.6M condo in the amenity-packed Pierhouse at 90 Furman Street.


Along with this new record for priciest condo sale, the 12-story Beaux Arts-style building has also reached the 50 percent sold milestone, with 14 of its 29 residences currently in contract. Right now, there are five available listings with prices starting at $1.29M and reaching as high as $7.135M.


DDG, in collaboration with Westbrook Partners, is currently in the process of converting The Standish’s current rentals into luxury condominiums. The structure was originally designed in 1903 by F.S. Lowe, but has been renovated a few times, giving developer / designer / builder / property manager DDG the opportunity to restore The Standish to its original glory. The classic building features a formal brick, terra-cotta, and limestone façade with high-arch ground-floor windows and wide bay windows with copper and zinc accents above.


Building amenities include 24/7 doorman and concierge services, a fitness studio, playroom and a landscaped rooftop terrace with beautiful panoramic vistas of the East River, the Statue of Liberty, and the Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Williamsburg Bridges. Storage and bicycle spaces are also available for purchase. Construction is expected to be completed this summer.