It's not like Park Slope needs its real-estate ego inflated any further. (Richard Meier's On Prospect Park is nearing completion; Hollywood A-listers on Carroll Street and Sterling Place.) But scoring its first six-million-plus townhouse sale certainly doesn't hurt. As Brownstoner is reporting, the grand 31-footer at 45 Montgomery Place was seemingly sold — oval rooms, Gone With A Wind–ish staircase, and all. The building, which lingered on the market for almost a year, didn't quite fetch the asking price ($7.5 million), but the buyer still appears to have beaten the nabe's one-family record. That record, incidentally, is held by Jonathan Safran Foer and his wife, Nicole Krauss, that extremely young and incredibly rich couple at 646 2nd Street. (They bought their place for $5.75 million.) Daily Intel would appreciate any info about who might be moving into the Montgomery mansion.
Please, let it be Marisha Pessl.
45 Montgomery Sets One-Family Record For Slope [Brownstoner]