Brooklyn’s 9 Biggest Celebrity Home Sales of 2015

Photo by Christopher Bride for PropertyShark


    If you were a celebrity, where would you want to live? Brooklyn is a nice little hideaway, and a couple mil goes much farther here than in, say, Manhattan.

    In 2015, Nets player Thaddeus Young joined the swelling ranks of celebrities who call Brooklyn home, while Girls star Zosia Mamet hightailed it back to Manhattan after a short stint in Bushwick.

    Confirmed Brooklynites Michelle Williams, Christina Ricci, and Norah Jones snapped up new townhouses in the borough this year. It’s hard to say which is more impressive: The $6,250,000 “Eat, Pray, Love” carriage house Jones bought or the Prospect Park South mega-mansion Williams bought for $2,500,001. The most prominent house in the area, it’s been called a “Victorian steamboat of a house…on steroids.”

    1. Zosia Mamet Selling Bushwick House After One Year, Asks $600K More
    After living in Bushwick for only 11 months, Girls star Zosia Mamet and boyfriend actor Evan Jonigkeit put their house on the market and sold it in May. They reaped $337,500 from the sale, and Bushwick, for better or worse, was left with a much higher profile. The couple didn’t do much to the interior, except to paint the kitchen cabinets white. The house at 896 Flushing Avenue was already gut renovated without a shred of original detail left when they purchased it.

    Zosia Mamet Sells Brooklyn House

    896 Flushing Avenue
    Sale price: $1,375,000
    Area: Bushwick
    Broker: Sotheby’s (Colin Montgomery)
    See it here ->

    2. ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ Creator Sells PLG Pad for $1.6 Million
    Comedy writer and actor Michael Showalter — best known for co-creating and starring in the absurd summer-camp satire Wet Hot American Summer and its recent Netflix prequel — sold his renovated limestone at 25 Clarkson Avenue for $1,600,000 in October.

    Michael Showalter 25 Clarkson Prospect Lefferts Gardens Home

    Sale price: $1,600,000
    Area: Prospect Lefferts Gardens
    Broker: Corcoran (Christine Brandle Dugan)
    See it here ->

    3. Actress Christina Ricci Buys Townhouse in Fort Greene Asking $1.995 Million
    Actress Christina Ricci and her husband, James Heerdegen, have moved to Fort Greene. The couple bought a townhouse at 67 Adelphi Street in April for its asking price of $1,995,000.

    Christina Ricci Fort Greene Brooklyn House

    67 Adelphi Street
    Sale price: $1,995,000
    Area: Fort Greene
    Broker: Corcoran (Abdul Muid)
    See it here ->

    4. OkCupid Cofounder Makes a Match With Greenpoint Building
    In August, OkCupid cofounder Christian Rudder matched with a Greenpoint townhouse — for $2,120,000. The 3,400-square-foot multi-family at 925 Lorimer Street includes an 850-square-foot private yard. The listing notes it would be easy to convert the three-unit residence into a two- or single-family home.

    Christian Rudder OKCupid Greenpoint House

    Photo by Christopher Bride for PropertyShark

    925 Lorimer Street
    Sale price: $2,120,000
    Area: Greenpoint
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (Yuval Vidal)
    See it here ->

    5. Actors Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale Pay $2.15 Million for Boerum Hill Townhouse
    More celebrities are migrating to Brooklyn from Manhattan. Actors Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale, who had been living in the East Village, paid $2,150,000 in September for a two-family, three-bedroom townhouse at 453 Warren Street in Boerum Hill. The couple starred together in the 2014 remake of Annie.

    Cannavale Byrne Boerum Hill

    453 Warren Street
    Sale price: $2,150,000
    Area: Boerum Hill
    Broker: Sotheby’s (Cyrus Greenspon)
    See it here ->

    6. Actress Michelle Williams in Contract on Prospect Park South Mega-Mansion
    In July, Golden Globe-winning actress Michelle Williams closed on the most prominent house in Prospect Park South — a move we would not have predicted for such a famous actress. The gigantic Colonial Revival mansion at 1440 Albemarle Road had been on the market for about a year, most recently asking $2,450,000.

    Michelle Williams Brooklyn House

    Michelle Williams photo via Wikimedia; house photo by Kate Leonova for PropertyShark

    1440 Albemarle Road
    Sale price: $2,500,001
    Area: Prospect Park South
    Broker: Mary Kay Gallagher
    See it here ->

    7. Check Out Brooklyn Nets Star Thaddeus Young’s $5.4 Million Brooklyn Heights Pad
    Brooklyn Nets power forward Thaddeus Young purchased a swanky three-bedroom, three-floor condo in One Brooklyn Bridge Park in September for $5,325,000. The basketball star is doubtless appreciating the “amazing natural light” and “stunning park, city and water views” of his new digs — the latter perhaps best seen from his balcony made with wood reclaimed from the Coney Island Boardwalk.

    Thaddeus Young Brooklyn One Brooklyn Bridge Park 360 Furman

    360 Furman Street #210
    Sale price: $5,325,000
    Area: Brooklyn Heights
    Broker: Sotheby’s (Karen Heyman, Alan Heyman)
    See it here ->

    8. Beastie Boy Mike D Sells Cobble Hill Townhouse for $5.548 Million
    No Sleep Till — you get over ask? Not so for Mike D and wife Tamra Davis, who in October sold their Cobble Hill townhouse at 148 Baltic Street for $5,548,000. The final sale price was $102,000 under their original $5,650,000 asking price.

    Mike D Cobble Hill Sold

    148 Baltic Street
    Sale price: $5.548 million
    Area: Cobble Hill
    Broker: Corcoran (Amy Katcher, Leslie Marshall, James Cornell)
    See it here ->

    9. Singer Norah Jones Is Buyer of $6.35 Million “Eat, Pray, Love” Cobble Hill Carriage House
    Singer, actress and Bed Stuy native Norah Jones was the secret buyer of the carriage house at 172 Pacific Street in Cobble Hill, which was featured in the film Eat, Pray, Love. She purchased it under the name of an LLC in July for $6,250,000.

    Norah Jones Buys Brooklyn House

    Norah Jones photo via Wikimedia

    172 Pacific Street
    Sale price: $6,350,000
    Area: Cobble Hill
    Broker: Corcoran (Deborah Rieders)
    See it here ->

    [Top Photo, Center: via Zosia Mamet on Facebook]

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