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.


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