Although a townhouse in Clinton Hill would seem an ideal place to raise a family, textile designer Shelley Goldberg and her husband Tony Writer, founder of the market research firm Headspace, apparently had their hearts set on Carroll Gardens.
The couple has purchased a condo at 240 Carroll Street for $2.27 million, a little over the $2.25 million ask, according to city records. The four-bedroom spread was listed with Corcoran broker Lindsay Barton Barrett and spent less than a month on the market.
The couple’s previous townhouse in Clinton Hill was featured on the blog Design Sponge in all its patterned glory (Ms. Goldberg, who designs rugs for Jonathan Adler, West Elm, Design Within Reach and Anthropologie, described how she had “retrofitted” rug designs to the walls). The photos attracted much pinterest and the home sold for $2.16 million last November, reported by The Real Deal as one of the highest sales on record for the neighborhood. (And the couple had purchased the home for only $1.4 million in 2005!)
Maybe Ms. Goldberg just needed a new muse? And the two-story brownstone apartment bears a strong similarity to the Clinton Hill townhouse. While the sellers Lynne Millar and Alexander Horton didn’t quite share the same zeal for decoration as Ms. Goldberg, the Carroll Gardens condo offers an appealing palette. There’s a huge skylight over the entrance, a roof deck and a living room overlooking Carroll Park. “This is much more than an apartment, but a true home,” the listing boasts.
We’d certainly hope so for $2.27 million!