NEWS ALERT: Douglas Elliman Continues To Expand into Brooklyn

New York’s Largest Residential Brokerage Continues its Expansion with Acquisition of Brooklyn Hearth Realty; Two New Office Locations in Williamsburg and Bedford-Stuyvesant and More than 50 New Agents

Howard Lorber

Howard Lorber

Douglas Elliman continues to expand it's company’s presence in Brooklyn with the acquisition of Brooklyn Hearth Realty, a highly respected firm founded in 2004 with offices in North Slope and Ditmas Park, and the addition of new offices in Williamsburg and Bedford-Stuyvesant later this year. 

With this expansion, Douglas Elliman brings its office count to 90 nationally, adding approximately 20 percent more agents to the firm for a total of more than 300 agents in Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Hearth boasts the skillset, proven track record and marketing creativity that mirrors the work of Douglas Elliman, and we are delighted to officially welcome them to our firm
— Howard M. Lorber, Chairman of Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC

Brooklyn Hearth Realty was instrumental in the growing popularity amongst home buyers, sellers and investors in Ditmas Park, Windsor Terrace and sections of Park Slope over the past decade. All eight employees, including its three founding partners, Rebekah Carver, Jan Rosenberg and DeAnna Lenhart, will join Douglas Elliman and will continue to work from their locations at 207 Cortelyou Road in Ditmas Park and 43 Fifth Avenue in Park Slope, which will now be branded as Douglas Elliman locations.

As part of a continuing growth strategy aimed at representing and serving the needs of clients, the acquisition and expansion will add dynamic new communities to Douglas Elliman’s national network of more than 6,500 professionals across 90 offices nationwide.

Beginning in 2004, Brooklyn Hearth helped ignite the once dormant co-op market in Ditmas Park and attracted new inhabitants by putting urban research about local Brooklyn neighborhoods into action. Rosenberg, a sociologist and former professor at Long Island University in Brooklyn, started the firm after she, along with others in the community, realized the neighborhood needed more vitality and new residents. 

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Upper West Side

WHERE:  135 West 70th Street, 3C

SIZE: 4 bed, 3.5 baths, 3,180 SF 

COST: $3,950,00

WHEN: Sun, May 28th, 11:30 - 12:30 (By appointment only)

About:  Expansive condo loft living and the most central Upper West Side location come together in a truly unique and special home. This gem of a loft with a townhome feel is a cool, Zen-like oasis in the heart of Manhattan and offers 3,200 square-foot of versatile space on two levels.

The dramatic focal point of this one-of-a-kind home is the 600-square-foot great room with 16 foot ceilings, ideal for entertaining. As a perfect combination of two adjacent double-height apartments, this home is configured with 3 private bedroom suites and a spacious office/den with 3 and a half baths. There is an expansive master suite on the first level with an envious dressing room. The master spa bath is equipped with a sauna, soaking tub and rainforest shower by Waterworks.

The Pythian is a full-service, pre-war condominium with a concierge, bike room, laundry room, lounge, children's playroom and common storage room. A building gym has been approved and is underway. At this amazing location, between Columbus and Amsterdam on 70th, you have everything at your fingertips. The apartment is just blocks away from Lincoln Center, Whole foods, Trader Joes, Central Park, and some of the Upper West Side's best restaurants.

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WHERE:  171 Engert Avenue, 4

SIZE: 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, 600 SF

COST: $695,000

WHEN: Sunday, May 21st - 1:00-3:00 PM.

About: This south-facing and sun-blasted 1-bedroom 1-bath is generously proportioned and measures 600 square feet. The open plan layout offers a large dining area and enough room for an office nook. Interiors include solid hardwood oak floors, ornate crown molding, and matching baseboard. The kitchen boasts a granite countertop with a stainless steel Frigidaire appliance package. The bathroom features white subway tile, marble tile floor, and a marble topped vanity. Organization and storage are easy with two large custom closets.

This brick facade classic condo building offers landscaped front gardens, a common roof deck with unobstructed 360-degree views, bike storage, and a laundry room. This gracious home sits on the border of Greenpoint and Williamsburg, with McGolrick Park one block away and McCarren Park also nearby.

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Upper West Side

WHERE:  160 West 66th Street, PHC

SIZE: 2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, 2,000 SF

COST: $5,750,000

WHEN: Sun, May 28th, 1:00 - 2:30 

About:  Towering above the greatest city in the world, this ultra-glamorous duplex penthouse on the 59th and 60th floors defines what living in style is all about. From dusk till dawn and from every room, you will be treated to unrivaled cinematic views of the Manhattan skyline and Central Park.

The apartment is located in a prestigious white glove condominium in the most vibrant area of the Upper West Side. You are moments from world-renowned Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts - home to the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet and New York Philharmonic. Central Park, world-class dining, and luxury shopping are nearby, and transportation couldn't be more convenient.

This stunning, rarely available residence of nearly 2,000 square feet has 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and an impressive layout exquisitely designed with luxurious finishes.

On the first floor, an elegant foyer with limestone floors leads to an awe-inspiring great room with sweeping views from the midtown skyline to the Central Park Reservoir, worthy of the most alluring postcard. With its oversized windows, exotic Zebrano hardwood floors, and cleverly devised walnut custom-built storage, this is the perfect setting for those memorable parties. The open kitchen with Valcucine cabinetry, center island and breakfast bar, is a true showstopper equipped with everything a top chef would desire: Wolf gas range with 6 burners, charbroiler, convection and non-convection ovens, Sub-Zero PRO 48 refrigerator, Sub-Zero wine storage, and Miele dishwasher.

A graceful curved staircase takes you upstairs to both bedrooms, which enjoy the same spectacular panoramic vistas. The oversized master bedroom boasts beautifully laser patterned walnut closets and a spa-like bathroom adorned with star fire patterned glass enclosed shower, water closet, and smooth river pebble rock flooring. The second bedroom's en-suite bath is outfitted with Sicis mosaic tiles. A powder room, Miele washer/dryer and an abundance of closets complete this gorgeous home.

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