Did the Mathew Barney (and Björk) buy in Fort Greene?

Rumors are flying that the art power couple dropped $2M on a Brooklyn townhouse

67 South Elliot Place, Bjork and Mathew Barney
67 South Elliot Place, Bjork and Mathew Barney

A Matthew Barney has purchased a $1.99 million Italianate frame house at 67 South Elliott Place in Fort Greene. Now, rumors are flying that the Barney in question is the famed performance and video artist – who also happens to be married to Icelandic singer Björk.

While it is yet unclear if the name is a coincidence, the buyer did engage the legal services of one Edward Greenberg, according to the New York Observer. It so happens that Edward Greenberg is also connected with the 2009 purchase of Barney and Björk’s $4 million Brooklyn Heights penthouse.

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The two-family Fort Greene home sits on a landmarked block and was listing held by the Corcoran Group’s Paul Murphy. The 3,042-square-foot home features six bedrooms, but is reportedly in need of renovation. [NYO]Christopher Cameron