Photographs courtesy of Compass
Unlike Lena Dunham’s Girls
character who never wanted to leave Brooklyn, the actress and show creator just took a loss in order to unload her Williamsburg apartment in The Gretsch building. After purchasing the light-filled pad for $2.9 million a little over a year ago, Dunham had second thoughts and put it on the market completely empty for $3 million. By late 2018, it was clear buyers weren’t biting, so the celeb kicked it up a notch by getting a new realtor, going all out with staging, and relisting it at a way discounted $2.65 million. Months later, it has now sold for a slightly less $2.627 million.As dailyDEEDS previously reported
, the Golden Globe-winner just hopped the river to make home in the West Village, but that doesn’t mean her Williamsburg impulse buy was a dud. The 1,987-square-foot, airy unit offers spectacular city views through soaring walls of windows. Plus, bright interiors effortlessly blend modern elements like Carrera marble countertops with industrial chic features that pay tribute to the building’s former life as a factory.The new owner gains 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, as well as plenty of building amenities. Residents of The Gretsch can enjoy a roof deck, library lounge, live-in manager, and 24-hour doorman. This white glove service is definitely different than the Brooklyn lifestyle Dunham’s character on Girls
had.Erez Rose of Compass
was the listing agent who finally got the job done for Dunham, even though it was at a financial loss for her. Variety
first reported the sale.