Michelle Williams Is the Only Real-Estate Agent You Need
7 reasons why Prospect Park South is the best place to move
Where’s the hottest new place in NYC to buy real estate? Ask Michelle Williams. The Oscar nominee recently bought a sprawling 18-room Victorian house in Brooklyn’s up-and-coming Prospect Park South for $2.5 million--and while her price range might be a little more, um, extravagant than yours, we’re convinced you should become her neighbor.
Here’s why: She recently sold her Boerum Hill house for $8.8 million, which doubled in value over the nine years she lived there. After checking out her new digs, we think her next investment is just as smart.
Here are seven reasons to pack up and move to Prospect Park South.
YOU’LL WALK BY MICHELLE’S MANSION EVERY DAY
After a few weeks of being neighbors, Williams and her daughter, Matilda, will probably invite you over to their 114-year-old sprawling Victorian for tea.
THIS COULD BE YOUR NEW HOME
Well, if you drop $2.6 million. But all things considered, that’s a pretty decent price for a spacious four-bedroom, four-bath home 30 minutes from Midtown.
HAVE SUNDAY BRUNCH AT THE FARM ON ADDERLEY
This nearby alfresco café’s specialties include red flannel hash, chicken schnitzel and homemade granola. One of each, please.
1108 Cortelyou Rd. (at Stratford Rd.), Brooklyn; 718-287-3101 or thefarmonadderley.com
IT’S SO QUAINT, IT’S PRACTICALLY THE MIDWEST
The neighborhood is so suburban, HBO’s Girls used Prospect Park South’s tree-lined streets as a stand-in for Iowa.
GET A BOMB BÁNH MĚ DOWN THE STREET
Asian-fusion hot spot Hunger Pang is in the hood, so you’ll never be stuck when you’re craving a late-night snack.
1021 Church Ave. (at Stratford Rd.), Brooklyn; 718-552-2869 or hungerpangnyc.com
LARK CAFÉ IS AROUND THE CORNER, TOO
This adorable Prospect Park hangout has Stumptown Coffee and pies from Four & Twenty Blackbirds.
1007 Church Ave. (between Tenth St. and Stratford Rd.), Brooklyn; 718-469-0140 or larkcafe.com
THIS IS YOUR BACKYARD
Prospect Park, including the recently renovated Music Island above, is just a short walk away. Sorry, we’re never going back to Manhattan again.