Chef Glenn Harris is a co-founder of the Smith, the chain of American brasseries with locations in New York that can work for almost any group or occasion.
These days, however, Harris is more of a real estate maestro with a recipe for success when it comes to flipping fixer-uppers. He just sold his Brooklyn townhouse for $4.7 million. That’s a neighborhood record in trendy Williamsburg.
Harris listed the turn-of-the-century brick home at 326 Leonard St. for $4.99 million in March — after buying it for $1.87 million in 2019 and completing a gut renovation. It sold after he dropped the price slightly, to $4.79 million.
What’s more, Harris also just partnered with Christian Pascal to open Bill’s Supper Club in the old Bill’s Gay Nineties space on East 54th Street this fall. It will include a 100-seat dining room, a 40-seat tavern and a 12-seat speakeasy.
The two-story townhouse features four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, two half baths, and an open living/dining area and — naturally — a chef’s kitchen.
Sliding glass doors open to a bluestone, marble and mahogany deck and a landscaped garden — with boxwoods, arborvitae, raised beds for vegetables and herbs — and plenty of space for outdoor dining.
Design details include white-oak floors, radiant heat, skylights, a finished basement and smart wiring.
The listing broker was Douglas Elliman’s Patricia Vance, who repped the buyer of the city’s most expensive sale of the year, a $74.3 million penthouse at the Aman New York on Fifth Avenue, across from Trump Tower, in midtown Manhattan, as Gimme Shelter previously reported exclusively.
Ex-Brit turned Manhattan resident since 2008.