Photo at left by Gage Skidmore for Wikipedia Commons; photo at right by Kate Leonova for PropertyShark
Golden Globe-winning actress Michelle Williams is the buyer of Prospect Park South’s most prominent house — a move we would not have predicted for such a famous actress. The gigantic Colonial Revival mansion at 1440 Albemarle Road has been on the market for about a year, most recently asking $2,450,000.
It’s a surprising choice of neighborhoods for a celebrity, but clearly Williams loves Brooklyn and has an independent streak when it comes to real estate. Brooklyn was largely unexplored territory for celebrities when Williams moved to Boerum Hill with then-partner Heath Ledger a decade ago.
She helped draw other boldface names to the borough, and recently sold that row house for $8,800,000, as we reported at the time. (more…)