Rendering Released for The Standish, a Brooklyn Heights Condo Conversion

The Standish, rendering by DDGThe Standish, rendering by DDG

The 12-story Standish Hotel in Brooklyn Heights is getting a makeover, and YIMBY has a rendering of the revamped property at 169-171 Columbia Heights.

The 1903 Beaux Arts building has been a hotel, housing for the Jehovah’s Witnesses, and now it’s becoming condos. The ornate structure once held 122 rooms, but the new and improved version will have only 32 apartments. Condos in the 78,000-square-foot building will range from one- to five-bedrooms. Pricing isn’t available yet, because the Attorney General hasn’t approved an offering plan for the conversion yet.

DDG is designing the conversion, and the Tribeca-based firm is co-developing the project with Westbrook Partners, who picked up the old hotel for $60 million in 2014. The Witnesses purchased the property in 1988 and used it as housing until 2007, when they sold it to Taurus Investment Holdings for $50 million.

The Standish sits between Clark and Pierrepont streets, and residents on the upper floors will have attractive views of the East River, Lower Manhattan, and Brooklyn Bridge Park. The renovation will also install a laundry list of luxury amenities, including a 24-hour doorman, fitness center, children’s playroom, private storage, and bike storage.

Sales are scheduled to launch this summer, and the developers will also unveil two model units in the building this summer.

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7 Comments on "Rendering Released for The Standish, a Brooklyn Heights Condo Conversion"

  1. Look at luxury design on classic style, this is an architecture of Renaissance.

  2. Richard Grayson | May 11, 2016 at 11:31 am |

    This is just what Brooklyn Heights needs!

  3. Helene missale | May 11, 2016 at 11:35 am |

    Make sure it is wheel-chair accessible, i may wantto live here.

  4. another TOM | May 11, 2016 at 3:19 pm |

    Owned from 1988 to 2007. Does this mean the Witnesses were flippers?

    • Andy Frobig | May 11, 2016 at 11:32 pm |

      They’re finishing up selling everything they have in Brooklyn Heights/DUMBO, and moving their HQ to Westchester. It’s been going on at least since they sold the Standish. For the prices in that part of Brooklyn, they’re getting HUGE money–they’d be crazy not to.

  5. chris rush | May 30, 2016 at 9:08 pm |

    Have Pet Spas Gone The Way Of The 8 Track Tape?

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