In what ended up being a record for Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighbourhood, former Google and Square engineer Peter Mattis has sold his six-bedroom home overlooking Prospect Park.
The new owners of the Mattis home are disguised under a private entity called Goodie Yags, LLC.
The Mattis family purchased the 6,865-square-foot townhouse from actors Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany in 2008. They paid $US8.45 million for the home and spent years completing an extensive renovation of its interiors.
Mattis was working as a software engineer at Google at the time, but he found that the company’s neighbourhood in Manhattan wasn’t a great place to raise a family.
“I hear people complain about the strollers in Park Slope,” he told the New York Times in 2009. “But try taking a stroller out in SoHo. SoHo is not exactly family-friendly.”
After Google, Mattis went on to a software engineer job at Square. He’s currently the VP of engineering at Cockroach Labs.
Mattis also cofounded photo-messaging company Viewfinder and is known for his work on the GNU Image Manipulation Program.