The building via DDG; Matt Damon via Wiki Commons
He may fly under the radar in Hollywood, but when it comes to Brooklyn real estate, Matt Damon seems to be all about high life. This time last year, he toured the historic Brooklyn Heights mansion at 3 Pierrepont Place, which was the borough’s most expensive listing ever at $40 million. Though he didn’t follow through, it looks like he’s still poised to set a record, as Mansion Global reports that sources say the actor has gone into contract on the penthouse at the nearby recent condo conversion The Standish. If the sale closes for its most recent price of $16,645,000, it will take the crown for priciest residential sale ever in Brooklyn, stealing the title from a $15.5 million Cobble Hill townhouse sale in 2015.
The penthouse is a combination of several smaller units, and though it wasn’t publicly listed, Mansion Global reports that it has its own terrace and Austrian white oak flooring.
The Beaux Arts building was built in 1903 to the design of local architect Frank S. Lowe and was originally used as the Standish Arms Hotel, which famously stood in as Clark Kent’s Metropolis home in the “Superman” comic books. After serving as a 90-unit rental since 2007, developers DDG and Westbrook Partners recently converted it to 29 luxury condominiums. Amenities in the building include a 24-hour doorman and concierge services, rooftop terrace, fitness center, children’s playroom, storage, and a bicycle room.
[Via Mansion Global]
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Neighborhoods : Brooklyn Heights