Norah Jones Is Buyer of $6.25M ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ Carriage House in Cobble Hill

Posted On Wed, September 9, 2015 By

Posted On Wed, September 9, 2015 By In Celebrities, Cobble Hill, Historic Homes, Recent Sales

We knew in May that the famous Cobble Hill carriage house from the Julia Roberts movie “Eat, Pray, Love” had found a buyer at $6.25 million. But now the Daily News is reporting that this mystery buyer is Norah Jones, who purchased the historic home under an LLC. The singer is no stranger to the neighborhood; she also owns a house around the corner at 166 Amity Street, which she bought in 2009 for $4.9 million. Her new converted 1840s fire house comes complete with a magical secret garden, a glassy greenhouse, second-floor terrace, and giant exposed wood beams.

Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert, Julia Roberts, Brooklyn, Historic Home, Cobble Hill,

Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert, Julia Roberts, Brooklyn, Historic Home, Cobble Hill,

On the first floor, which is an impressive 2,125 square feet, there’s a cobblestone entry, oversized reclaimed-brick wood-burning fireplace, 12-inch-wide wood plank floors, double-height ceilings, custom built-ins, exposed brick walls and ceiling beams, and large skylights.

Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert, Julia Roberts, Brooklyn, Historic Home, Cobble Hill,

Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert, Julia Roberts, Brooklyn, Historic Home, Cobble Hill,

The greenhouse is off the kitchen and leads to the charming perennial garden, where a brick patio meets climbing ivy and shade from the trees.

Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert, Julia Roberts, Brooklyn, Historic Home, Cobble Hill,

Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert, Julia Roberts, Brooklyn, Historic Home, Cobble Hill,

The 25-foot wide, three-story residence is currently configured as a two-family home, but we’d bet that Jones will turn it into a single-family house. And hopefully her new neighbors are more receptive to her than they were at Amity Street. There, she notoriously punched windows into the side of the historic home without Landmarks approval (the Commission later made a special concession to legalize them) and added a pool/terrace that reportedly required a lot of very noisy work. Oh yeah, and a neighbor claimed she gave her bed bugs.

Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert, Julia Roberts, Brooklyn, Historic Home, Cobble Hill,

[Listing: 172 Pacific Street by Deborah Rieders, Sarah Shuken and Noah Studenroth of the Corcoran Group]

[Via NYDN]

RELATED:

Photos courtesy of the Corcoran Group

Tags : , ,

Neighborhoods : Cobble Hill

MOST RECENT ARTICLES

  • Dreamy furnished studio with lots of greenery asks $3,200/month in the East Village

    Dreamy furnished studio with lots of greenery asks $3,200/month in the East Village

    This furnished rental at 527 East 12th Street in the East Village is downright dreamy. The exposed brick has been painted white ...
  • National Academy’s trio of palatial UES buildings drops price to $79M, gets new pics

    National Academy’s trio of palatial UES buildings drops price to $79M, gets new pics

    Nearly a year ago, the National Academy Museum & School listed their three stunning Carnegie Hill properties for $120 million–two interconnected townhouses ...
  • 204 years ago today, the Manhattan Street Grid became official

    204 years ago today, the Manhattan Street Grid became official

    Photo courtesy of the Greenwich Village Society of Historical Preservation Deemed by historians as the “single most important document in ...
  • Law assigning hundreds of NYC spots to car-shares now in effect

    Law assigning hundreds of NYC spots to car-shares now in effect

    Signed into law Tuesday, the program dedicates 600 vehicle spaces—300 on-street and 300 off-street—throughout the five boroughs to companies such ...
  • French bulldog keeps title of NYC’s favorite breed; first Citywide Ferry boat enroute to New York

    French bulldog keeps title of NYC’s favorite breed; first Citywide Ferry boat enroute to New York

    Why Robert Moses just won’t go away. [NYT] For the third year in a row, NYC’s most popular dog breed ...
  • Comptroller Scott Stringer lays out plan for NYC to invest in its seniors

    Comptroller Scott Stringer lays out plan for NYC to invest in its seniors

    Like many cities across the country, New York City’s population is getting older. Today, more than 1.1 million adults over ...
  • Remembering New York City’s days of deadly smog

    Remembering New York City’s days of deadly smog

    Smog covering the Empire State Building. New York, NY, US, November 21, 1953, LIFE Magazine. Over Thanksgiving weekend in 1966, the ...
  • Rent in the Greenwich Village building where Alexander Hamilton purportedly spent his final day

    Rent in the Greenwich Village building where Alexander Hamilton purportedly spent his final day

    Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr may have dueled in Weehawken, New Jersey, but they also both left their mark on ...
  • 82 billionaires live in NYC, the most in the world

    82 billionaires live in NYC, the most in the world

    For the second year in a row, New York takes the title of the city with the most billionaires in ...
  • $800K co-op is a Zen paradise in Brooklyn Heights inspired by the Botanic Gardens

    $800K co-op is a Zen paradise in Brooklyn Heights inspired by the Botanic Gardens

    It’s not every day a New York City apartment listing invites us to “Sleep safely and quietly with your doors wide ...
  • Kushner Cos. vision for 666 Fifth Avenue has Zaha Hadid design and $12B ambitions

    Kushner Cos. vision for 666 Fifth Avenue has Zaha Hadid design and $12B ambitions

    A rendering of 666 Fifth Avenue. Credit: Kushner Companies/Zaha Hadid Architects As 6sqft previously reported, 666 Fifth Avenue owners Kushner ...
  • Peter Kostelov transforms a dark uptown apartment into a multifunctional home with sliding furniture

    Peter Kostelov transforms a dark uptown apartment into a multifunctional home with sliding furniture

    Living in cramped New York quarters requires a specific approach to spatial planning that favors efficiency and functionality. In this ...

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTERS

Thank you, your sign-up request was successful!
This email address is already subscribed, thank you!
Please provide a valid email address.
Please complete the CAPTCHA.
Oops. Something went wrong. Please try again later.