Did Matt Damon Break Record With Penthouse Purchase in The Standish in Brooklyn Heights?

Building photo via The Standish, Matt Damon photo by Nicolas Genin via Wikipedia


The sale of the penthouse apartment on top of The Standish — aka Superman’s building — in Brooklyn Heights has finally closed. And, as expected, it’s record-breaking.

The $16,745,121 price tag, reportedly paid by the actor Matt Damon and his family, for the triplex at 171 Columbia Heights on December 21 is more than the existing $15.5 million record holder.

It was reported that the actor went into contract in September 2017. This August, there were rumors that he and his family had already moved into their new home.

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Photo by Susan De Vries

The deed for the sale, to an anonymous LLC, was signed by Damon’s business manager, Gary Kress, the New York Post pointed out.

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 its 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.

[h/t: New York Post]

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