The Standish Arms Hotel in Brooklyn Heights is being converted into a 31-unit condo building by its new owners, DDG and Westbrook Partners. Originally built in 1903, the hotel has achieved fictional fame both as Clark Kent’s Metropolis residence in the “Superman” comics and as the Boston location of Willy Loman’s affair in “Death of a Salesman”.
The hotel is within the Brooklyn Heights historic district, and Joseph A. McMillan Jr., chief executive of DDG, aims to preserve the building’s historic appearance and materials in the remodeling process. The company plans to strip and recoat the building’s brick façade, and restore its limestone base.
The Standish’s condominiums will start from between $1.3 million for a one-bedroom and $13.5 million for a five-bedroom. Pending city approval, the project will include a two-bedroom penthouse duplex, a maisonette duplex, and a townhouse unit with a yard.