Singer Bjork reportedly will close later this month for a four-bedroom, penthouse co-op unit in Brooklyn that last was listed for $4,250,000.
Rumors about Bjork heading to Brooklyn have been all over the Internet for the last few weeks, and our friends over at the Real Estalker provided many of the details on Bjork's process of acquiring this property back on August 19 -- another of Your Mama's many fine scoops of late. And this morning, the New York Post's Jennifer Gould Keil reported that Bjork and husband Matthew Barney have gotten the go-ahead from an "unusually hostile" co-op board in Brooklyn to buy the 3,000-square-foot-plus, prewar unit, which is in Brooklyn Heights. Bjork and Barney apparently will close on the deal later this month, and we'll get you a purchase price after that point.
Features in the nine-room unit include four baths, a large entry foyer, a spacious living room with a wood-burning fireplace and south-facing windows, a living room with windows facing west and north, a large gallery between the living room and dining room with a climate-controlled, 350-bottle wine closet, French doors that lead to the south side of a wrap-around, landscaped terrace (which itself has a computerized watering system), a dining room that has French doors leading both to a sunlit solarium and to a gourmet eat-in kitchen, a kitchen with access to the east side of the terrace, an office, a laundry room, walls of closets, a master bedroom with a bath en suite, a back den with a bath and a door leading to the largest portion of the wraparound terrace, and three zoned air-conditioning units, according to listing information.
Meanwhile, there also have been reports aplenty over the last couple of weeks regarding what Bjork and Barney have been attempting to sell, including Barney's place in Manhattan, which has been up for $1,700,000; and the couple's place in Sneden's Landing, N.Y., which has been listed for $1,800,000 and up for lease for $7,000 a month.
Stay tuned -- there will be lots more to write about all of these properties once some of these deals close.