Beastie Boy Mike D Gets $5.5M for Fun and Funky Cobble Hill Townhouse

Posted On Thu, October 15, 2015 By

Posted On Thu, October 15, 2015 By In Celebrities, Cobble Hill, Recent Sales

The Post reports that Beastie Boy Mike D (Michael Diamond) has sold his fun and funky Cobble Hill townhouse for $5.5 million, just $150,000 under the asking price. He and his wife Tamra Davis (a cookbook author, online cooking show host, and music video director) bought the four story, five-bedroom home back in 2011 for $3.1 million and then undertook a quirky yet modern renovation. Thanks to custom design details like Brooklyn toile wallpaper, sculptural hanging kitchen shelves, a giant mirrored swing in the bedroom, and an enormous master bath, the Italianate home was featured in several publications, including a New York Times house tour titled “Licensed to Grill.” And now, all of Mike D’s hard work has paid off with a pretty nice profit.

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The 3,200-square-foot home was built in 1853, and post renovation, Diamond described it as “a suburban dream re-interpreted for Brooklyn.” Despite all of the new, contemporary additions, the couple did retain much of the townhouse’s historic bones, such as the marble mantel and wood-burning fireplace in the living room, crown molding and wide plank wood floors.

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The kitchen boasts a Carrara marble island, sleek floor-to-ceiling wooden cabinetry, and restaurant-worthy hanging glass shelves created by Bushwick-based metalworks shop ESP Metal Crafts. Off the kitchen is a deck complete with a grill.

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Stairs from the kitchen deck lead down to the large backyard with manicured lawn, patio, and basketball area. The yard opens to the screening/media room, which showcases the Brooklyn Toile wallpaper, a collaboration between Diamond, local wallpaper company Flavor Paper, and design firm Revolver New York. This floor also contains a charming auxiliary kitchen.

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The upper floors host the two children’s bedrooms, as well as the remarkable full-floor master suite, the home’s crowning jewel. Here, the ceiling was opened up to create a loft-like space that feels like a strange but attractive mix of gothic and rustic.

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Diamond was so inspired by his design work at his own home that he recently helped his friend, an architect, design a new-construction townhouse in Boerum Hill, which sold for $5 million. We can only imagine that his new residence (no word yet on where that’ll be) is going to be even more spectacular.

[Listing: 148 Baltic Street by Amy Katcher, Leslie Marshall and James Cornell of the Corcoran Group]

[Via NYP]

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Photos courtesy of the Corcoran Group. Mike D. Image CBS Interactive.

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