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Much has been said about how inner city, luxury real estate has escaped the pains of the housing downturn. Here in D.C., people are certainly banking on that belief, considering that two record-breaking listings—-the Halcyon House for $30 million, and the Evermay Estate for $49 million—-went on the market in D.C. in late summer/early autumn.   It’s hard to believe these prices were deeply influenced by any sense of financial fear. 

Well, for those looking for even more validation, here’s some news out of New York City (via New York Magazine), where a new realty record has been set in Brooklyn: A 10,000 square foot, “Victorian-era” home in Brooklyn Heights, including a carriage house with a two-car garage and separate apartment just sold for $10.8 mil, topping nearby 140 Columbia Heights, which went for $10.75 mil in 2006.