Emily Blunt and John Krasinski Buy Entire Floor at The Standish in Brooklyn Heights for $11 Million

Photo of The Standish by Susan De Vries, photo of Emily Blunt and John Krsinski by John Deering Davis via Wikimedia Commons


Two more actors have joined Matt Damon in Brooklyn Heights. In fact, they are moving to the same building.

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski paid just over $11 million for two units (the entire floor) at The Standish, located at 171 Columbia Heights. The Wall Street Journal was the first to report the news.

This is a return to Brooklyn for the two actors. In May 2018, the couple sold a 1909 French Renaissance limestone in the Park Slope Historic District for $6,562,500, which they purchased in 2015 for $6 million, renovated with top-tier architect firm Baxt Ingui and put it on the market in 2017.

While the sale is one of the priciest in the borough, it is not quite at the level of Damon’s recent purchase of a triplex in the same building, which broke records with a $16,745,121 price tag.

Photo by Susan De Vries

The Standish, a 12-story Beaux Arts apartment house, was designed by Frank S. Lowe and built in 1903. It was originally called the Standish Arms, which comic fans may recognize as the name of the building where Clark Kent lived in Room 5H. Brooklyn Heights resident Arthur Miller also used the name for the hotel where Willie Loman has an affair in “Death of a Salesman.”

The building was purchased by the Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1981, then sold in 2007 to an investment group that converted it into rentals.

Now it’s been turned into a 31-unit condo by the development and design firm DDG and Westbrook Partners, who restored the brick and limestone facade and put the first units up for sale in 2016.

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