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Filmmaker Ken Burns buys Prospect Heights condo for $2.8M

Apartment has shared roof deck and floor-to-ceiling glass windows
May 02, 2014 11:30AM

Filmmaker Ken Burns, whose 1981 documentary about the building of the Brooklyn Bridge received an Academy Award nomination, picked up a three-bedroom condominium unit at 1 Grand Army Plaza in Prospect Heights for $2.75 million.

The 2,107-square-foot apartment features a shared roof deck, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, and access to a swimming pool. Burns, who primarily lives in New Hampshire with his wife Julie, bought it from Edward Kovalik, CEO of energy-centric investment bank KLR Group. Corcoran Group broker Kristina Leonetti had the listing.

Richard Meier designed the building, which is directly across from Prospect Park, and one of the few examples of “starchitecture” in Brooklyn. [NYO]Mark Maurer