An enormous brick townhouse in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, suitable as both home and studio with its voluminous rooms, soaring ceilings and built-in four-car garage, sold to the photographer Jay Maisel for $15.5 million, according to city records, breaking the record for the highest price ever paid for a single residence in the borough.

This past winter, Mr. Maisel sold his previous home and studio — the gritty six-story, 38,000-square-foot former Germania Bank building at 190 Bowery in Manhattan — to Aby J. Rosen’s RFR Holding for $55 million. The 1898 landmark structure, which has sometimes been mistaken for a derelict building because of its plentiful graffiti, had been home to Mr. Maisel since 1966.

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