Prospect Park South

Here’s what Michelle Williams paid for her Victorian Flatbush house

Eye On Real Estate

November 4, 2015 By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Michelle Williams, shown at Paris Fashion Week in October, is now officially the owner of the stately “Gone With the Wind” house in Prospect Park South. AP Photo/Zacharie Scheurer
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The neighbors call it the “Gone With the Wind” house. Michelle Williams calls it her very own — for $2,500,001.

It was an all-cash deal, in case you’re wondering.

City Finance Department records indicate that the Golden Globe-winning actress has closed on her widely reported deal to buy 1440 Albemarle Road, and that’s what she paid.

She made the purchase through Layne David Dicker as Trustee of the Albemarle Road Real Property Trust, Finance Department records show. Dicker is a Beverly Hills attorney.

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In late June, the blog Ditmas Park Corner broke the news that Williams was in contract to buy the Prospect Park South Historic District home, which has two-story-high columns on its distinctive front porch. Neighborhood residents liken the large-lawned, century-old house on the corner of Marlborough Road to Scarlett O’Hara’s mansion, Tara.

The stunning Albemarle Road residence will look more palatial once asphalt shingles are removed from its façade. As of yet, no renovation plans have shown up on the city Buildings Department’s website.

By the way, there’s a long-running debate about whether it’s wise to publish celebrities’ addresses. The Ditmas Park Corner story’s author posted a note saying the blog had been in contact with Williams’ team, who had provided the house address.


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