In a recent New York magazine profile, the ever-polarizing Girls creator Lena Dunham revealed that she’d moved out of Brooklyn, which she has called home for many years, for an apartment in the West Village. “My whole identity was, like, Brooklyn, and now I’m like, Thank you, Lord. I’m back amongst my tribe, which is like old people puttering around the health-food store,” she told the magazine.
And now, Dunham is making the borough switch official: Variety reports that the writer and actor has listed her three-bedroom condo at Williamsburg’s former Gretsch Musical Instruments factory for $3 million. Terry Naini of Brown Harris Stevens has the listing.
Dunham bought the apartment earlier this year through an LLC for $2.9 million, after moving out of her old place in Brooklyn Heights. (She revealed in the same New York piece that her ex-boyfriend, musician Jack Antonoff, remained in the apartment after they split up.) According to New York, she’s been spending more time in Los Angeles, too; she bought Breakfast at Tiffany’s star George Peppard’s old place, a circa-1919 home in Hollywood, in 2015.
As for her old Williamsburg pad, it’s a rather minimalist three-bedroom, two and a half bathroom condo that was recently renovated by architect David Bers. It’s a corner unit with walls of windows, which let in plenty of light; it also has high ceilings, a fireplace, built-ins and custom cabinetry, and two walk-in closets.
And lest a potential buyer be put off by its Williamsburg locale, this particular place isn’t adjacent to the soon-to-be-shut-down L train; it’s about a 10-minute walk from the Marcy Avenue stop on the J/M/Z line, and an even quicker walk to the South Williamsburg landing for the NYC Ferry.