Thursday, September 13, 2007

Brooklyn Heights' Herman Behr Mansion for Sale

The landmark Herman Behr Mansion at Henry and Pierrepont streets is for sale, according to the Brooklyn Eagle. The minimum asking price is $12 million, and is being handled by Sandra Dowling of Brooklyn Heights Real Estate and Dowling Realty Group.

This property has a fascinating history as a high-society mansion -- the owner's son was saved from the sinking of the Titanic (see here) -- as well as a house of prostitution and the Franciscan House of Studies and Residence, though local rumors state that it was a place for the monks to “dry out" (see here).

- Mansion With Checkered Past on Market With $12M Offering Price: Brooklyn Eagle
- McBrooklyn: Herman Behr Residence in Brooklyn Heights

UPDATE: The mansion has been SOLD.
Photo by MK Metz

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