Just weeks after news broke that Matt Damon set a borough record when he paid $16.7 million for a penthouse in Brooklyn Heights’ new condo The Standish, the Wall Street Journal now reports that Emily Blunt and John Krasinski are also moving into the building. The couple dropped $11 million on two adjacent units, giving them the entire eighth floor. Although their transaction doesn’t set any records, it’s still considered one of the largest ever in Brooklyn. Previously, Blunt and Krasinski owned a gorgeous, historic Park Slope townhouse, but they sold it for $6.5 million last year because they weren’t able to spend enough time there.
When they put their Park Slope home on the market last September, the couple said it was because work kept them away too much and “the house is so special—someone who can spend every night there should have it.” We’re not sure what makes an $11 million home lessspecial, but sources tell the Journal that Blunt and Krasinski purchased the combined units through a trust last year. According to city property records, units 8A and 8B sold together in June for 11,000,350 to “The River Trust.”
The listings weren’t public, so there are no details on the unit, but the building offers concierge services, a fitness center, children’s playroom, a bike room, and a 24-hour doorman. As 6sqft previously reported, “Designed by Frank S. Lowe and built in 1903, The Standish is a 12-story Beaux-Arts building that originally served as a 122-key hotel. It was converted in 2007 into 90 rental units and then in 2015, after DDG and Westbrook Partners acquired the property for $60 million, the building was converted into 29 condo apartments.”
As the Journal notes, new neighbors Emily Blunt and Matt Damon starred together in the 2011 film “The Adjustment Bureau.”