Last week we learned that Opening Ceremony cofounder Carol Lim picked up a $3.43 million Prospect Heights townhouse, and it looks like her partner Humberto Leon got a bit of apartment envy, because he too just purchased a brownstone in nearby Park Slope.
The two fashion magnates met 19 years ago at the University of California, Berkeley and have been joined at the hip ever since, turning their brand into an international destination for streetwise style. So it’s no wonder that their homes share a few similarities; both are four stories, have picturesque backyard spaces, and retain a good amount of historic details. According to city records, Leon nabbed his new digs at 758 Union Street for the asking price of $2.85 million.
The two-family brownstone is currently configured as three units–a parlor garden duplex (shown here) and two high-income, full-floor apartments on the third and fourth floors. Leon has the option to retain the current layout or create one large home for himself, as it was sold vacant.
The duplex has an open plan with high ceilings, as well as a full cellar with a washer/dryer and work/storage room. Historic moldings adorn the parlor living space, while the charming kitchen features oak cabinets, granite countertops, and stained glass clerestory windows.
Off the kitchen is a half moon-shaped breakfast deck, which overlooks the landscaped garden. On the lower floor is another private entrance and two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. The master opens to the bluestone patio just below the deck.
We wonder how Humberto is going to set up his new home. Maybe he’ll keep the apartments as crash pads for all of the A-list celebs with whom he often collaborates.
Photos courtesy of Corcoran
Neighborhoods : Park Slope