Celebrity Real Estate: Lena Dunham Sells Brooklyn Heights Starter Apartment

145 Hicks Street via Google Maps

Girls creator and star, Lena Dunham, has sold her one-bedroom apartment located at 145 Hicks Street in Brooklyn Heights.

The 31-year-old writer/actress purchased the apartment in March 2012 for $500,000, Variety reported in June of that year. The 800-square-foot, one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit is situated on the top floor of the luxury, pre-war co-op.

Dunham recently sold the unit for quite a profit at $850,000, Variety reported on July 7. The article states that Dunham and her long-time boyfriend, musician Jack Antonoff, actually moved from the one-bedroom sometime in 2014 after she purchased another much bigger Brooklyn Heights property. Antonoff’s sister Rachel, a fashion designer, had been living at the more modest Hicks Street abode.

30 Henry Street, Image by Christopher Bride via Property Shark

The couple’s current Brooklyn Heights home is located at 30 Henry Street in a building called The Heights. The 3,200-square-foot, four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath condo boasts a private balcony and a parking space in the building’s garage. Dunham reportedly paid more than $4.88 million for the posh pad.

According to Curbed, the five-unit boutique condo was built on the site where the Brooklyn Daily Eagle’s offices previously stood.


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Pamela Wong

Pam was a staff reporter at Bklyner, covering North-Western parts of Brooklyn between 2016 and 2019. She also writes about art at arthag.typepad.com.


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