Buy Bjork’s Penthouse (for $9 Million)
Brooklynite Bjork may be leaving the neighborhood (or at least moving to another part of it). According to a tip from R.E. Insider to Variety, she’s listed her Brooklyn Heights penthouse for sale, to the tune of $9 million. She and then partner Matthew Barney bought the place for $4 million in 2009, and Bjork bought out his share for over $1.6 million when they split in 2015.
The 3000-square foot penthouse, which has four bedrooms and four baths, is described in the listing as a “unique mansion in the sky.” From Variety:
The suburbia-sized penthouse, “divided into day and night spaces” according the digital marketing materials, includes an elegantly proportioned living room connected to a more intimately proportioned dining room by a wide gallery with French door access to the broad, sparsely planted terrace that wraps around almost the entire penthouse with over-the-rooftops views over Brooklyn and the lower Manhattan skyline. A small greenhouse structure fitted with retractable canvas shades opens off the dining room and the functionally outfitted kitchen features a white, hexagonal penny tile floor, up-to-date stainless steel appliances and an earwax yellow Venetian glass chandelier hanging over a table crafted of bamboo that gives the room a jolt of outlandish opulence. A service wing behind the kitchen includes a full bathroom, a tiny home office and a spacious laundry room. A long corridor extends back off the foyer with three not particularly ample guest bedrooms, two with clean-lined contemporary built-ins and one en suite with a walk-in closet, along with a private master bedroom that is painted a deep shade of fuchsia and includes four closets, none of them especially big, and a compact bathroom with perfectly ordinary beige tiles on the floor and in the shower.
Take a look at the listing photos in the gallery above.
Perhaps Bjork is hoping to leave Brooklyn Heights before construction on the BQE gets underway – and potentially closes the Promenade for six years.