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Actor Matt Damon is reportedly settling down in Brooklyn Heights — inside a penthouse unit at the top of a swanky Columbia Heights building.

The star of such memorable flicks as “Good Will Hunting,” “The Bourne Identity,” and “The Martian” on Thursday finalized his purchase of the $16.75-million, six-bedroom pad, after going into contract on the apartment in September 2017, according to a New York Post report.

Last year, real-estate nerds went into a tizzy at the prospect of Damon buying the penthouse at a then-reported cost of $16.645 million, which at the time would have been the highest price commanded by a Kings County residence.

But in the months since, another deep-pocketed buyer reportedly outspent Damon by going into contract on a penthouse inside the fast-rising Quay Tower at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 for more than $20 million — which will be the highest price ever paid for a piece of Kings County residential real estate once the deal expected to close early next year is done, according to a rep for the building.

Still, the price Damon reportedly paid for his new home is enough to earn it the title of Brooklyn’s most-expensive residence for now, surpassing the previous record setter — a Cobble Hill townhouse that sold for $15.5 million in 2015, according to records — by roughly $1.25 million.

The sky-high space is at the very top of The Standish, a 12-floor Beaux-Arts tower between Clark and Pierrepont streets that opened in 1903 as the Standish Arms Hotel.

Following its days as an inn, the building served as a residence hall for one-time owner the Jehovah’s Witnesses, which in 2007 sold the property to a developer that converted it into a 94-unit rental complex. That builder then hawked the site to another real-estate company, which reopened it as a luxury condo tower in 2014.

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at jcuba@cnglocal.com. Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.
Posted 12:00 am, December 31, 2018
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Discovery from Bklyn says:
Looks like everyone is discovering Brooklyn again. No more of the 2nd fiddle to Manhattan and Manhattan rulers. Time to breakaway from the 5 boroughs and make Brooklyn it's own city again!
Dec. 31, 2018, 10:04 am

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