Matt Damon checks out Brooklyn’s most expensive house, a Brooklyn Heights mansion with a mayoral past

Posted On Thu, September 29, 2016 By

Posted On Thu, September 29, 2016 By In Brooklyn Heights, Celebrities, Cool Listings, Historic Homes

Way back in February 2015, 3 Pierrepont Place hit the market for $40 million, making it Brooklyn’s most expensive listing ever. The Brooklyn Heights Promenade mansion boasts 17,500 square feet, 15 bedrooms, 16 bathrooms, and more than 9,000 square feet of garden and outdoor space, in addition to a wealth of period details. Plus it comes with a bit of historic pedigree; it was built in 1857 as the Low Mansion for businessman A.A. Low, whose son, Seth Low, became mayor of Brooklyn, mayor of New York City in 1902, and president of Columbia. Perhaps it’s all these bragging rights that attracted Matt Damon, as the Post reports that he and wife Luciana Barroso recently toured the grand property.

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Carved wood moldings, cabinetry, and entryway rotunda set the stage for the historic home, which also features nine fireplaces and a central staircase underneath a massive skylight.

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Outside, there are 100-year-old trees and views of the Manhattan skyline, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and even the Statue of Liberty.

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Currently, the home is divided up into eight apartments with short-term lease agreements in place, but the new owner can certainly convert it back to a single-family mansion. It’s owned by Jeff Keil, the former president of Republic New York Corp., who bought the property in 1991 for $2.3 million.

To date, the most expensive home ever sold in Brooklyn is Truman Capote’s former Brooklyn Heights home, which sold for $12 million in 2012. The other most expensive listing (it’s still on the market) is a $32 million condo at One Brooklyn Bridge Park.

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Damon and Barroso seem to be keen on Brooklyn Heights, as they also toured the neighborhood’s exclusive St. Ann’s School for their children, but were turned away. They might want to act fast, though; back in 2012, Damon was outbid for a condo at 535 West End Avenue on the Upper West Side.

[Listing: 3 Pierrepont Place by Vicki Negron of the Corcoran Group and 3 Pierrepont Place by Paula Del Nunzio of Brown Harris Stevens]

[Via NYP]

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