When Amy Schumer listed her penthouse with river and city views for sale a few months ago, the comedian, writer and actor left no doubt that she and her young family were planning to move to Brooklyn. “It’s pretty obvious where we’re going,” she told the Wall Street Journal’s real estate gossip. “If you leave this borough, which borough do people usually move to? It’s not rocket science.
Earlier this week, New York Post real estate agents reported hearing that Schumer and her husband, chef Chris Fischer, were under contract to acquire a stunningly remodeled and exuberantly decorated townhouse in historic Brooklyn. Heights. We now hear the same thing.
The townhouse everyone is pointing to dates back to 1829, was featured in the 1987 Oscar-winning romantic comedy “Moonstruck,” and is aptly described in listings held by Karen Talbott at Corcoran as “impeccably renovated with charming charm. restored original and attention to detail.” The deal has yet to be finalized and the sale price has yet to be confirmed, but the asking price is $11 million.
Carefully restored to retain much of its original opulence, yet completely updated with all the luxuries and conveniences of a well-heeled modern lifestyle, the 26-foot-wide, 5,600-square-foot home stands on four stories atop a finished basement and is topped with a mansard roof. There are four and potentially five bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms that feature both old and new fixtures, 30 windows, and a handful of fireplaces with original flamboyant marble mantels. As charming as it all is, however, perhaps the property’s most coveted feature is the gated parking lot, a rare commodity in the neighborhood.
Highlights include a double-storey salon divided by pocket doors flanked by pilasters – the rear salon spills out onto a terrace with stairs to the garden and a full-storey master suite which includes two small studies, a dressing room lined with a a wardrobe and a spacious bathroom in which the shower is housed in a glass showcase. Three guest and family bedrooms share the top floor with a bathroom and a second laundry room.
There’s a small gym, a large utility room and tons of storage in the basement under the cozy bookcase, wrapped in bespoke built-ins, and the garden level kitchen, which features antique floors, Salvaged cabinets refitted with soft closing hardware, exposed ceiling beams, high end kitchen equipment and antique inset wooden shutters.
Schumer’s future Manhattan home, a bright 4,500 square foot contemporary space with 360-degree views from its floor-to-ceiling windows and giant wraparound terrace, was acquired in 2016 for $12.5 million and remains for sale at $15 million.