The recession officially ended in June of 2009. However, it hasn’t felt like it on the street. Till now.
CurbedNY recently announced that actor Gabriel Byrne’s Brooklyn Heights townhouse sold for a half million dollars more than the asking price. The Brooklyn Heights house originally went on the market at the end of October 2009. It reportedly went into contract in April of 2010. And the deal was completed in June of 2010.
The house at 14 Garden Place hit the market with an asking price of $4.7 million, but sold for $5,242,027 according to the public record.
CurbedNY pointed out that the purchaser appears to be a “Christie’s bigwig” moving from Manhattan to Brooklyn. While Byrne is moving from Brooklyn Heights to 211 Elizabeth Street in Manhattan.
Finally, we can all breathe a sigh of relief. The recession must be over. Or else, Gabriel Byrne is one shrewd negotiator.