Celebrity Real EstateWhich Celebrities Bought, Sold, or Still Live in Properties in Brooklyn? (Part...

Which Celebrities Bought, Sold, or Still Live in Properties in Brooklyn? (Part One)


Manhattan is a bustling borough packed with movie stars, celebrities, and businessmen. When the topic of celebrity property investments comes up, neighborhoods such as Tribeca, SoHo, NoLita, and Greenwich Village pops to mind. Sure, many celebrities have invested in hefty and luxurious apartments in Manhattan but that’s not the only borough where celebrities end up. Brooklyn is also a popular borough for purchasing real estate.

RealtyHop gathered data on 28 Brooklyn properties which celebrities have invested in the past decade. The list includes properties celebrities still call home as well properties sold later on.  The top of our list includes James Bond actor Daniel Craig, who recently made a purchase on a 4 storey townhouse in Cobble Hill in August 2017, and Matt Damon, who reportedly bought a Brooklyn Heights penthouse at The Standish for a record-breaking $16,000,000 in 2017. Note that this is a two-part post and this is part one of the post.

Here’s an interactive map which shows where celebrities have purchased properties in Brooklyn!



1) Anne Hathaway – 1 Main Street #9B (Clock Tower)

1 Main Street #9B (Clock Tower)

Neighborhood: DUMBO
Price: $4,330,000
Size: 2 Beds, 3 Baths
Closed on: 15 October 2015

Anne Hathaway bought the dreamy DUMBO apartment, which was reportedly used as her own closet, back in 2013 for $4,100,000. In 2014, she put the property back on the market for an asking price of $4,250,000 before ultimately selling it for $4,330,000.



* Picture attribution: RealtyHop


2) Lena Dunham – 30 Henry Street #4

30 Henry Street #4

Neighborhood: Brooklyn Heights
Price: $4,887,600
Size: 4 Beds, 3.5 Baths
Closed on: 8 May 2014

American actress and writer Lena Dunham bought the 4 bedroom Brooklyn pad off a brand new Brooklyn Heights building in 2014, which was 9 times more expensive than the 1 bedroom apartment she bought at Hicks Street back in 2012. She reportedly lived with her ex-boyfriend and FUN frontman, Jack Antonoff, before splitting in December 2017.



* Picture attribution: Corcoran


3) Michelle Williams – 126 Hoyt Street

126 Hoyt Street

Neighborhood: Boerum Hill
Price: $8,800,000
Size: 6 Beds, 4.5 Baths
Closed on: 18 November 2014
The Boerum Hill townhouse was bought by Michelle Williams and her then-boyfriend Heath Ledger back in 2005 for $3,600,000 before Michelle sold the property for more than double its price in 2014.




* Picture attribution: 6sqft


4) Paul Giamatti – 35 Pierrepont Street #4A

35 Pierrepont Street

Neighborhood: Brooklyn Heights
Price: $1,125,000
Size: NA
Closed on: 21 January 2016

Paul Giamatti bought the Brooklyn Heights co-op with his ex-wife back in 2002. Following the divorce, Paul transferred his share of the property to Elizabeth Giamatti for $1,125,000.





* Picture attribution: RealtyHop


5) Paul Giamatti – 187 Hicks Street #4D

187 Hicks Street #4D

Neighborhood: Brooklyn Heights
Price: $1,300,000
Size: 3 Beds, 2 Baths
Closed on: 22 February 2010

American actor Paul Giamatti bought the Brooklyn Heights apartment back in 2010 for $1,300,000. It appears that the property till this day still belongs to Paul as our search records have shown that was the last transaction made for the unit.





* Picture attribution: Corcoran


6) John Turturro – 923 President Street

923 President Street

Neighborhood: Park Slope
Price: NA
Size: NA
Closed on: NA

American-Italian character actor John Turturro has been a longtime Park Slope local ever since he bought the property back in 2008.




* Picture attribution: Google Maps



7) Emily Blunt & John Krasinki – 586 4th Street

586 4th Street

Neighborhood: Park Slope
Price: $6,000,000
Size: 12 Rooms
Closed on: 1 December 2015

The couple snagged the beautiful Park Slope townhouse in 2015. 2 years later in 2017, the couple listed the historic townhouse for $8,000,000 on the market.






* Picture attribution: Corcoran


8) Patrick Stewart – 288 7th Street #3

288 7th Street #3

Neighborhood: Park Slope
Price: $2,500,000
Size: 3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Closed on: 27 August 2012

Famous for his role as Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men series, Patrick Stewart invested in this Park Slope duplex in 2012. The unit comes with its own wood-burning fireplaces and a fair amount of outdoor space, along with a 200-square-foot balcony in the master suite. Now what’s not to love about this condo?




* Picture attribution: Douglas Elliman


9) Norah Jones – 166 Amity Street

166 Amity Street

Neighborhood: Cobble Hill
Price: $4,900,000
Size: NA
Closed on: 27 January 2009

Brooklynite star Norah Jones bought the Amity Street Townhouse back in 2009. In 2010, scandals revolving around her installation of seven additional windows on the west side of the townhouse, which enraged many of the neighbors staying in the vicinity.



* Picture attribution: Google Maps


10) Norah Jones – 172 Pacific Street

172 Pacific Street

Neighborhood: Cobble Hill
Price: $6,250,000
Size: 4 Beds, 4 Baths
Closed on: 1 May 2015

Norah Jones bought the lovely and iconic ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ carriage house in 2015. Despite the initial asking price of $8,000,000, Norah managed to snag the house for a lower price of $6,250,000.





* Picture attribution: New York Daily News


11) Michelle Williams – 1440 Albemarle Road

1440 Albemarle Road

Neighborhood: Flatbush
Price: $2,500,000
Size: 8 Beds, 6 Baths
Closed on: 29 July 2015

Michelle Williams bought the lovely 8 bedroom Ditmars Park mansion which sits in the center of Prospect Park South Historic District in 2015 after selling off her Boerum Hill townhouse for $8,800,000 in 2014.





* Picture attribution: Bklyner



12) Emily Mortimer – 152 Dean Street

152 Dean Street

Neighborhood: Boerum Hill
Price: $2,450,000
Size: 5 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Closed on: 6 June 2006

This Boerum Hill townhouse was bought by English actress, Emily Mortimer back in 2006. Ever since then, she has lived here with her husband Alessandro Nivola.




* Picture attribution: Google Maps



13) Christina Ricci – 67 Adelphi Street

67 Adelphi Street

Neighborhood: Fort Greene
Price: $1,995,000
Size: 4 Beds, 3 Baths
Closed on: 23 April 2015

In 2015, Christina Ricci bought the gorgeous 4 bedroom Fort Greene townhouse, which is located just beside the Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE).






* Picture attribution: Curbed New York



14) Christian Rudder – 925 Lorimer Street

925 Lorimer Street

Neighborhood: Greenpoint
Price: $2,195,000
Size: NA
Closed on: 10 August 2015

OkCupid founder Christian Rudder made a match with this Greenpoint townhouse back in 2015. The townhouse is seated in a desirable and hip location just north of Williamsburg.





* Picture attribution: New York Post

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