Brooklyn Heights

Matt Damon’s Brooklyn Heights penthouse sale breaks record

December 28, 2018 By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The Brooklyn Heights building where Matt Damon reportedly owns a condo is one of many neighborhood properties that formerly belonged to the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP
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A penthouse at The Standish, one of several old elegant hotels in Brooklyn Heights that have been converted to residences, has just broken Brooklyn’s residential sales record.

The 6,218-square-foot unit at 171 Columbia Heights sold for $16.745 million, according to The Real Deal. Matt Damon was reported to be in contract for the property last year, and it appears that the actor closed on the purchase – the paperwork was signed by Gary Cress of Los Angeles, Damon’s business manager.

The borough’s previous sales record — $15.5 million — was set in 2015 when photographer Jay Maisel bought a townhouse at 177 Pacific St. in Cobble Hill, The Real Deal reported.

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However, the new record may not stand for long, The Real Deal said. In October, the Wall Street Journal reported that a penthouse at the Quay, one of the new condo buildings in Brooklyn Bridge Park, was in contract for more than $20 million.


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