Did Matt Damon just close on this record-breaking Brooklyn penthouse?

Movie star reportedly went into contract last year

New York /
Dec.December 27, 2018 03:05 PM

Matt Damon and 171 Columbia Heights in Brooklyn (Credit: Getty Images and CityRealty)

A penthouse at The Standish just broke Brooklyn’s residential sales record.

The 6,218-square-foot unit at 171 Columbia Heights sold for $16.745 million, according to property records filed on Thursday. Matt Damon was reported to be in contract for the property in September 2017, and it appears the actor closed on the buy. Paperwork for the transaction was signed by a Gary Kress of Los Angeles, Damon’s business manager.

Corcoran Sunshine had the listing.

The unit sits on the 12th floor of the former Standish Hotel, which DDG and Westbrook Partners bought for $60 million in 2014. The developers converted the property into a 33-unit condo with a total projected sellout of $120 million.

The borough’s previous sales record — $15.5 million — was set in 2015 by a townhouse at 177 Pacific Street in Cobble Hill. Photographer Jay Maisel was the buyer.

The new record at 171 Columbia Heights might not stand for very long. In October, the Wall Street Journal reported that another Brooklyn Heights penthouse at the Quay Tower was in contract for over $20 million. That deal has not yet been recorded in city records.


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
100 Eleventh Avenue (iStock, Rhododendrites/CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons, Illustration by Kevin Cifuentes for The Real Deal)
Lower-end listings dominate Manhattan’s luxury deals
Lower-end listings dominate Manhattan’s luxury deals
Wildfire, Houses
One in five homes facing wildfire risk, report says
One in five homes facing wildfire risk, report says
(Top) 1580 Meadow Lane in Southampton NY and (Bottom) 2056 Montauk Highway in Amagansett NY (Zillow)
A tale of two oceanfront Hamptons homes
A tale of two oceanfront Hamptons homes
More and more homebuyers and investors are coming to the negotiating table with cash in hand. (iStock)
In cities, “starter homes” getting more difficult to find
In cities, “starter homes” getting more difficult to find
A photo illustration of city developers and preservationists arm wrestling (iStock)
Preservationists and developers duel upstate. Wanna guess who’s winning?
Preservationists and developers duel upstate. Wanna guess who’s winning?
John Steinbeck and his Sag Harbor cottage. (Getty)
John Steinbeck’s Sag Harbor home could become retreat for writers
John Steinbeck’s Sag Harbor home could become retreat for writers
Doctor Tom Frist with 1304 Chickering Road (Eagledj CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons, Redfin, iStock)
Nashville mansion asks $50M, highest in Tennessee history
Nashville mansion asks $50M, highest in Tennessee history
Sylvan Terrace in Washington Heights. (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Two chances to live on Sylvan Terrace, one of NYC’s coolest blocks
Two chances to live on Sylvan Terrace, one of NYC’s coolest blocks
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...