Right on the heels of Matt Damon’s purchase of the penthouse at the Standish in Brooklyn Heights comes the news the John Krasinski and Emily Blunt will soon be his neighbors. Evidently the couple purchased two condos through a trust last year with the intention to combine them into one full-floor apartment. Their price tag was reported at $11 million, which is a far cry from Damon’s record-setting $16.65 million purchase, but the renovations will add up.
In the earliest Superman comics, Clark Kent lived on the fifth floor of the Standish Arms Hotel, which was built in 1903. The building went condo in 2014 when DDG and Westbrook Partners purchased it for a mere $60 million. We say mere because with Damon and Krasinski/Blunt’s purchase alone, the sold total of the 33-unit building has already covered more nearly half of the purchase price.