Investing in New York City
NYC Celebrity Real Estate: Staring Lower Manhattan
Celebrities love New York City. And for the rest of us, well, of course we love it too, but it’s an added bonus that every time we step outside, we might cross paths with , musician, athlete, etc. You can in basically any neighborhood in the City, but celebrities have taken a clear liking to the cool neighborhoods of Lower Manhattan.
Tribeca: 16 Desbrosses Street
In 2009, Girls creator and star Lena Dunham filmed her debut feature film, Tiny Furniture, in her parents’ Tribeca loft at 16 Desbrosses Street. Some people liked it. Some didn’t. The loft, owned by artists Laurie Simmons and Carroll Dunham, is now on the market for $6.25 million according to Curbed.
The 3,600 square-foot home is in a former textile warehouse, which was converted into eight condos after being purchased in 2001. The unit in question was purchased in 2002, and has undergone a few renovations since. Photos of the apartment show bright space and high ceilings, as well as plenty of space for normal-sized furniture.
SoHo: 565 Broadway
Earlier this month, Cuba Gooding Jr. reportedly checked out a loft in SoHo, which is listed for $8.995 million. While you might not recognize the current owner on the streets, artist Edwina Sandys is a celebrity of sorts herself and just so happens to be the granddaughter of Winston Churchill.
The loft at 565 Broadway boasts a pretty spectacular interior. Details like an exposed brick vault ceiling, marble flooring and six Corinthian columns stand out among the highlights of the loft.
Greenwich Village: 65 East 11th Street
Leonardo DiCaprio searched high and low, or should I say uptown and downtown, for a new condo in New York City. In the end, he chose one of the five condos at 65 East 11th Street in Greenwich Village.
DiCaprio was so impressed with the developer’s (Delos Living) commitment to sustainability and “wellness,” that he invested in the company and will serve on their board of advisers, according to the Post. While the details about which apartment he purchased have not been revealed, we do know that he was looking at properties that ranged from $30 to $50 million. The penthouse at 65 East 11th Street is listed at $50 million.