Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Herman Behr Mansion Sells For $11M: Brooklyn Heights

The landmark Herman Behr Mansion at Henry and Pierrepont streets in Brooklyn Heights has sold for $10,980,000, according to the Brooklyn Eagle.

The new owners plan to renovate the units and keep them as rentals.

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).

Herman Behr Mansion in Brookyn Heights Sells for $11 Million Brooklyn Eagle

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Photo by MK Metz

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