Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany Buy Brooklyn Heights Townhouse for $15.5 Million

Townhouse photo by Scott Bintner for PropertyShark, photo of Jennifer Connelly by Karon Liu via Wikimedia, photo of Paul Bettany by Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia

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Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany are returning to Brooklyn.

The actors, who have been married since 2003, purchased an 1840s Greek Revival townhouse in Brooklyn Heights for $15.5 million, according to the Wall Street Journal. From 2003 to 2008, they owned a lavish Park Slope mansion at 17 Prospect Park West. Most recently, they lived in Manhattan.

This matches the current highest townhouse sale in Brooklyn, held by 177 Pacific Street in Cobble Hill, which sold for $15.5 million in 2015.

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Actor Matt Damon is in contract to buy a penthouse condo in The Standish — if the deal closes for the asking of $16.645 million, it will set a new record for real estate in the borough and make him neighbors with Connelly and Bettany.

Timothy and Stephanie Ingrassia are the sellers. The home — brick with brownstone trim and a Second Empire roof — is a big one: Four stories high and 25 feet wide, it measures 8,000 square feet. The sale closed on May 17 and hit public records Tuesday.

Last year, they purchased a condo at Pierhouse in Brooklyn Heights for $10.669 million.

The parlor of the Brooklyn Heights home in 2006. Photo by Corcoran

The parlor of the Brooklyn Heights home in 2006. Photo by Corcoran

The two art collectors own a number of other properties in Brooklyn Heights, including a home at 12 Middagh Street. She is the president of the board of the Brooklyn Museum, and her husband the co-chairman of mergers and acquisitions at Goldman Sachs.

[Source: Wall Street Journal]

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