They did the Damon thing!
Celebrity couple John Krasinski and Emily Blunt reportedly dropped more than $11 million for a new home inside the swanky Brooklyn Heights building where fellow A-lister Matt Damon in December inked a deal to buy what is now the borough’s priciest residential pad.
Krasinski, who famously played Jim in “The Office,” and his wife, the star of “Mary Poppins Returns,” purchased two units at The Standish on Columbia Heights, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
The pair will be combined into one massive condo occupying the tower’s entire eighth floor, blog 6sqft reported, putting the couple four flights below Blunt’s “The Adjustment Bureau” co-star Damon, whose penthouse unit is on the 12th floor.
The husband and wife known as “Jim and not Pam” are not new to Brooklyn — in 2016, they scooped up a historic 1909-built French Renaissance Revival townhouse on Fourth Street in Park Slope for $6 million, which they then gave a pricey and extensive renovation, according to a New York Post report.
But Krasinski and Blunt barely settled down in their pad near Prospect Park West before putting it back on the market in late 2017, and selling it for $6.56 million months later in May 2018, according to 6sqft.
Krasinski told the Journal that the duo’s frequent travels prompted the sudden move — but their recent Brooklyn Heights purchase seems to suggest that they really just wanted to live closer to Damon.
And although Damon made Kings County residential-real-estate history with his $16.75-million purchase of The Standish’s penthouse, the actor who famously lent his voice to Bill the Krill in “Happy Feet Two” isn’t likely to hold onto the record for long.
Another deep-pocketed buyer is expected to close on an in-contract deal to buy a penthouse inside the still-rising Quay Tower at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 for more than $20 million early this year, according to a rep for that building.
The 12-story, Beaux-Arts Standish, between Clark and Pierrepont streets, first opened in 1903 as the Standish Arms Hotel.
After the inn’s eventual closing, the Jehovah’s Witnesses bought the property and used it as a residence for members, before selling it in 2007 to a developer that converted it into a 94-unit rental complex. That builder then sold the tower to another developer, which converted it into a luxury condo complex in 2014.
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