Michelle Williams Lists Her Perfect Brooklyn Townhouse
This post was written by Michelle Cohen for 6sqft.
Michelle Williams’ gorgeous ivy-covered Boerum Hill townhouse just hit the market. And it comes with a three-car garage.
The listing calls it “the one and only,” and for someone looking for a huge single-family home in this coveted South Brooklyn neighborhood, it just might be–assuming they can cover the steep asking price. First, the size factor: The corner townhouse is 22 feet wide, offering four stories, four-and-a-half baths, at least six bedrooms, 12-foot-ceilings, and a three-car garage that currently includes a rec room.
The house features every modern amenity including central air, radiant heat floors, a huge master suite, built-in surround sound (with double turntables!), a wood-burning fireplace, a deluxe kitchen with a walk-in pantry, a temperature-controlled wine cellar, and a laundry room.
A landscaped roof deck features a waterfall, irrigated planters, and a trellis covering of ivy over a built-in seating area, making the space an all-weather outdoor retreat.
The corner building gets light from three exposures through large custom wood windows.
The celebrity cachet is unavoidable. The pixie-coiffed Williams was among the vanguard of A-list celebs to call Brooklyn home when she and then-boyfriend Heath Ledger purchased the townhouse for $3.6 million in 2005 and lived there with daughter Matilda. After the couple’s split and Ledger’s tragic death, Williams was reported to have moved to a Red Hook loft with new man Jason Segel. The house has appreciated significantly in price: It’s currently listed for a celeb-worthy $7.5 million.
The neighborhood is considered one of New York City’s most livable. In addition to its rep as a low-key celebrity magnet (Keri Russell and English actress Emily Mortimer live in the neighborhood as well), Boerum Hill is convenient to just about every amenity the borough has to offer, old and new, from Barclays Stadium to the shops of Atlantic Avenue and the restaurants of Smith Street, as well as Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, and the growing BAM Cultural District. Nearly every express subway line in the city stops nearby; Manhattan is a ten-minute ride away.
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