Glossier founder is buyer of $22M Brooklyn townhouse

Emily Weiss, fintech exec Will Gaybrick in contract for 1 Sidney Place in Brooklyn Heights

Emily Weiss, William Gaybrick Revealed As Townhouse Buyers
Glossier's Emily Weiss and Stripe’s William Gaybrick with 1 Sidney Place (Getty, LinkedIn, Landmarks Preservation Commission)

A historic Brooklyn Heights townhouse is in contract, thanks to a big name in the beauty business.

Glossier founder Emily Weiss and her partner, William Gaybrick, an executive at financial payment platform Stripe, are the buyers of the the townhouse at 1 Sidney Place, The Real Deal has learned.

The final sale price of the renovated mansion won’t be known until the transaction closes. People with knowledge of the deal previously told TRD the home went into contract for about $22 million, just shy of its $22.5 million asking price. 

That would make it the second most expensive single-family sale ever in Brooklyn, behind 8 Montague Terrace, which sold for $25.5 million in 2020. 

Serhant’s Abigail Palanca, who represented Weiss and Gaybrick, declined to comment. 

The seller is Brooklyn Home Company, which extensively renovated the property under the purview of the notoriously exacting Landmarks and Preservation Commission.

The couple’s Brooklyn purchase comes roughly five months after they bought a Greenwich Village townhouse at 118 West 12th Street for $17.9 million, people familiar with the deal told TRD. Property records show the buyer as a shell company called The Ruby Doggo 2023 Trust Agreement. 

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Stephen Ferrara and Clayton Orrigo of Compass’ Hudson Advisory Team represented both sides of the November sale at West 12th, according to StreetEasy. They both declined to comment. 

Orrigo, who had a co-exclusive on the sell-side with Jessica Chestler and Ben Jacobs at Douglas Elliman, has the listing again at West 12th.

Weiss founded Glossier in 2014, making the Forbes Under 30 list that same year. The direct-to-consumer makeup company rose to a valuation of nearly $2 billion before Weiss stepped down as chief executive officer in 2022. She is now its executive chair.

Gaybrick is president of product and business at Stripe, a 14-year-old fintech company recently valued at $65 billion.

Weiss and Gaybrick became engaged in 2020, according to People magazine, and had their first child in 2022, according to posts on the couple’s Instagram accounts. 

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