The Standish in Brooklyn Heights Launches Sales

DDG and Westbrook Properties today announce the official launch of sales at The Standish, a storied pre-war building being reimagined in Brooklyn Heights. […]


DDG and Westbrook Properties today announce the official launch of sales at The Standish, a storied pre-war building being reimagined in Brooklyn Heights. It is presently anticipated that there will be 31 residences offered for sale, subject to approval by the Department of Buildings and Attorney General. Originally built in 1903, the Beaux Arts-hotel-turned-luxury-rental is the only new luxury condominium in the center of the Brooklyn Heights Historic District. Situated just off the borough’s famous promenade, the residences at The Standish offer unparalleled panoramic views of the East River; downtown Brooklyn; the Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Williamsburg Bridges; the Statue of Liberty; and charming views over tree-lined Brooklyn Heights.

“The Standish is where the essence of the Beaux Arts movement meets the advances of the 21st century, and it provides an incredible opportunity to create a truly unique living experience for residents,” said Joe McMillan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DDG. “Not only are we extremely excited to be entering the Brooklyn market with our first development in the borough, but we couldn’t be more thrilled to be working on such a celebrated building.”

A perfect reflection of the Beaux Arts style popular at the time, The Standish’s striking façade was originally designed by F.S. Lowe in the early 20th century and consists of historic brick, bay windows, terracotta lintels, and a limestone base. Rising above the historic Brooklyn Heights neighborhood, The Standish offers the unique combination of a pre-war façade, refreshingly modern interiors, and unprecedented views.

Originally constructed as the Standish Arms Hotel, the legendary tower has hosted many famous faces, both real and imagined. The caped crusader Clark Kent took up residence in The Standish Arms Hotel, whereby his famous Superman suit was stolen by the one and only Rope Burglar.

Known for its innovative partnerships, DDG has tapped Brooklyn-based artist Andie Dinkin, who is widely regarded for her work as an illustrator and highly detailed line drawings, to create a custom art installation in the lobby. Dinkin drew inspiration from famous residents who once called The Standish home and created an impressively scaled and impeccably detailed drawing in the decadent, turn-of the century art nouveau style by Aubrey Beardsley and plays by Oscar Wilde. Her piece will be complemented by soaring 12-foot ceilings, custom lighting, and an elegant porcelain floor.

Light filled homes will range in size from one- to five-bedrooms. Living areas feature Austrian white oak flooring and custom-designed solid wood entry and interior doors. Kitchens are fully outfitted with Bertazzoni-Italia and Bosch appliances and Italian Carrara marble slab countertops, while the master bath includes silver travertine slabs and mosaic accented walls and flooring, as well as a custom freestanding tub and Fantini rain shower. DDG carefully curated a select group of amenities and services including a state-of-the-art fitness center with yoga and stretching area, onsite concierge/doorman, fully outfitted children’s playroom, and access to DDG’s concierge services. Additional conveniences, including private storage and bike facility are also available for purchase.

“The Standish presents a truly singular opportunity to own a luxury condominium residence with expansive views of the New York Harbor, the Downtown skyline, and the Statue of Liberty in the very nexus of the Brooklyn Heights Historic District,” said James Lansill, Senior Managing Director of Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group, exclusive sales and marketing agent for the building. “Our buyers will not have to compromise their desire to live within Brooklyn Heights on a tree-lined street just off the Promenade.”

Located at 171 Columbia Heights, The Standish is steps from the neighborhood’s beloved promenade as well as idyllic Montague Street, an array of restaurants and cafes, and the Brooklyn Historical Society. It also happens to be well situated for water lovers excited about ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina, New York City’s newest marina.

The sales gallery is located on site at 171 Columbia Heights. Pricing starts at $1.29 million and construction is expected to be sufficiently complete in July 2017 to commence closings of the residences.

For additional information or to schedule an appointment, please contact the sales team at 718.237.1710 or, or visit