Brooklyn Penthouse Belonging to NYC Real Estate Royalty Lists for $8.5M

While top NYC realtors spend much of their time dealing with other people’s luxurious townhouses and apartments, they have a place they call home too. And, just a few days ago, one of the city’s most esteemed real estate industry figures listed her Brooklyn penthouse. Elizabeth Stribling, the founder of Stribling & Associates, is selling her One Brooklyn Bridge Park unit for $8.5 million.

After founding the firm in 1980, Stribling’s company operated independently for almost 40 years until 2019, when it was sold to Compass. However, a lesser-known detail about Stribling is that she is a self-proclaimed Francophile and has even earned France’s highest honor, the commandeur de la légion d’honneur. In addition, she is the current chairperson of the board at the French Heritage Society.

With such a passion, the European-inspired interiors make tons of sense. The penthouse opens first to a close entrance of the dazzling primary suite, where ornate details are soaked in warm light. The high style is just beginning as the sunny main living room comprising the living and dining room is of course fitted with salvaged French herringbone floors. As a bonus, the powder room off of the kitchen is inspired by the milk basin at the Palace of Versailles.

Filled with rich wood inside, the 3,442 square foot home has a terrace outside, wrapping around the entire unit. Views of the Manhattan skyline or the New York Harbor, wow whether you’re inside or out. And, while the home in total holds three bedrooms and three bathrooms, Stribling has used two of them for a library and office.

One Brooklyn Bridge Park was converted into a condominium in 2007. “Never offered for sale before,” the unit is listed with Mark Blumenfeld, Leonard Steinberg, and Cornelia Zagat Eland of Compass.