TopTenRealEstateDeals – Finally! For over five years this unique and glamorous triplex penthouse in Brooklyn’s famed 1914 landmark Clock Tower Building has been for sale with no takers. Though first listed in 2010, it was promoted with a flourish in 2011 as the Esquire Bachelor Pad of the Year. In addition to Esquire’s glammed-out decorating and overall cutting-edge technology, there was Charlotte – a life-sized digital lady ghost who was playful and witty, always making you guess where she was going to appear next. She could be seen sitting at the bar, swimming through the atrium and walking along the walls of the lounge.
The first thing seen across the space on entering is a huge 14′ clock face window. There are four of these impressive clocks electronically synchronized. Through these and other large windows are postcard views from the Hudson River and Statue of Liberty to Manhattan. A stunning glass elevator takes flight to the master suite and upwards to a glass roof terrace with glowing floor tiles from the light below, with its 400-square-foot glass enclosed space and another 400-square-foot open terrace. There is also a separate study and a technology loft which is capable of displaying one’s social media or computer desktop slanted across the ceiling, providing large-scale viewing.
Unfortunately when Esquire moved out, Charlotte went with them. Empty, unstaged and lonely, potential buyers without the talent for vision were lost in the lurch. Originally listed for $25 million in 2010, after five and a half years of being tossed around between brokerages, the penthouse is now under contract for $18 million through its newest listing agent, Corcoran.