The Brooklyn Heights townhouse is listed for $14.975 million, making it one of the most expensive homes on the Brooklyn market, said Brown Harris Stevens listing agent David Feldman.
The three-bedroom, nearly 4,100-square-foot home is owned by Dennis Masel, co-founder of recruitment agency Creative Circle, and his wife, art curator Jeanne Masel. The home is optimized to protect and showcase the owner’s art collection and includes an original set of his 1969 Campbell Soup Can II prints signed by Andy Warhol. The work is not included in the exhibit.
The couple purchased the home in 2013 for $8.675 million and lived there for almost ten years.
Property records show that the house was part of a building that was used as a garage around 1920 and was converted into a townhouse around 2012. Feldman said the 25-foot-wide (approximately 25 feet) house has a brick front and his three-story wall at the back. To protect the art from the sun’s damaging effects, Marcel said the windows were treated to filter UV rays. There is also gallery style lighting throughout the home.
Masel said he converted the basement to a media room and the top floor to offices, adding an outdoor kitchen and home automation. He declined to specify the cost of the renovation.
The house also has an elevator and a study with bar. Feldman says there are multiple fireplaces, including a wood-burning fireplace in the master bedroom suite.
The roughly 2,050-square-foot lot includes a garage, terrace, and a backyard with an outdoor kitchen, Masel said.
Mr. and Mrs. Maseru are on the market because they moved to Park Slope to be closer to their daughter’s school, he said.
Maisel co-founded Creative Circle in the 2000s and runs the film production company Storm City Films. In 2018, Maisel founded Art for Change, a contemporary art sales company that donates a portion of her profits to charity.
Brooklyn Heights neighborhood townhouses sold for a median price of $3.7 million in the first half of 2022, up from $3.24 million in the same period in 2021, according to Brown Harris Stevens.