Looks like The Martian star has found a new home here on Earth: Matt Damon is reportedly buying a penthouse in Brooklyn Heights, where if the sale price is close to its listing price, it could set a new record for most expensive sale in the borough.
The Wall Street Journal reported the deal earlier this week, noting that the $16.645 million asking price would be a record breaking residential sale for Brooklyn—the current highest being $15.5 million for a Cobble Hill townhouse back in 2015.
The luxe unit is located in The Standish, a posh building that was formerly known as the Standish Arms Hotel. That might sound familiar to the Superman fans out there, as Clark Kent lived in Metropolis’ own Standish Arms in the comic books (unit 5H, to be exact). Brownstoner notes that it has another literary connection, too:
Brooklyn Heights resident Arthur Miller also used the name for the the hotel where Willie Loman has an affair in “Death of a Salesman.”
Originally built in 1903 and designed by Brooklyn architect Frank S. Lowe, the Standish was recently converted to condos by DDG and Westbrook Partners. The Beaux Arts facade has been restored, and the lobby has been “refresh[ed to] its original airy proportions” with “porcelain and marble finishes are warmed by glimpses of old-world craftsmanship and touches of natural brass.”
Damon’s unit is a combination of several units, totaling 6,218 square feet, six bedrooms, and a terrace, according to The Real Deal. While there are only photos of a model unit (pictured in the gallery above), each of the condos features Austrian white oak flooring, Bertazzoni-Italia and Bosch appliances, rain showers, travertine and mosaic accents, freestanding tubs, and Fantini fixtures.