Lena Dunham Nabs Big Brooklyn Heights Condo

BUYER: Lena Dunham
LOCATION: Brooklyn, N.Y.
PRICE: $4,887,600
SIZE: 3,200 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Believe it or not, children, almost two months ago Your Mama received a digital missive from a kindly snitch in the Big Apple who told us that mildly controversial cable television ‘It Girl’ Lena Dunham had covertly acquired a multimillion-dollar apartment in New York’s swank and traditionally somewhat staid Brooklyn Heights ‘hood. Alas, and not for a reasonably lengthy scour of property records, we were unable to sort out the details. However, while we were away on our south of the border sojourn with b.f.f.s Chow Lee, the Laundress and perpetual trouble-maker Fiona Trambeau, the celebrity property gossips at the Daily Mail reported that the eight-time Emmy-nominated “Girls” creator, writer and star surreptitiously shelled out $4,887,600 for a sizable apartment in a brand-new, five-unit boutique building.

Listing details for the prodigiously advanced memoirist’s (“Not That Kind of Girl”) approximately 3,200-square-foot new apartment show there are four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms plus a direct entry elevator that opens to a foyer larger than many two-grand-per-month Manhattan studio apartments. Floor plans included with online marketing materials show a cook-friendly center island kitchen and a 42-foot-plus long combination living and dining room with fireplace and, possibly, an over-the-treetops view of Cadman Plaza Park and the downtown Brooklyn skyline.

Privately situated a good distance from the guest/family bedrooms, the master bedroom includes a walk-in closet and a windowed bathroom with double sink vanity and a separate tub and shower setup. Three additional bedrooms open off a long corridor behind the kitchen. The two smaller bedrooms share a wee hall bathroom, and a third bedroom has a walk-in closet and a bathroom of its own.

Each unit in the Brownstone-style building includes, as per marketing materials, a deeded parking spot in a parking garage with an automated parking system — whatever that is — and, like at least two of the other units in the building, Miss Dunham’s apartment has a covered terrace off the foyer that overlooks the building’s landscaped communal courtyard.

Miss Dunham’s new digs, which she reportedly shares with her FUN front man beau Jack Antonoff, is just a few blocks from the much more humble one-bedroom apartment she bought in the blush of her new fame and fortune in March 2012 for just $500,000.

Listing renderings and floor plan: Corcoran

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  1. lil' gay boy says:

    Rather generic, but I like the logic of the layout — good blank slate that could be improved upon easily.

    As for the lady herself, I’ve seen her on talk shows but am unacquainted with her work — and intend to remain so.


  2. Cas says:

    Mama Lama(No extra L), Polarizing Is how I would describe Ms. Dunham, versus “controversial”. Boring is how I would describe this place. Surprising, I wouldn’t think she’d go for a new build.

  3. Rabbi Hedda LaCasa says:

    Mama, don’t be modest. You know that automated parking systems vertically stack cars via mechanical lifts. Here in San Francisco, our mayor’s buddy and port commissioner appointee was twice cited for installing and then reinstalling a similar system, without permits, in one of his property developments.

    • owen says:

      San Francisco, seriously? Delusional as usual.

      • Rabbi Hedda LaCasa says:

        Yes, Owen, seriously. I began referencing San Francisco about a year ago in relation to drought tolerant landscaping. I was also blessed and privileged to have my own mama here at the end of her life. I have a small circa 1880 home and an even smaller non-drought tolerant garden with invented- in-Israel drip irrigation.

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