Alan Cumming Sells Off-Market Manhattan Studio

SELLER: Alan Cumming
LOCATION: New York, NY
PRICE: $762,500
SIZE: approx. 600 square feet, 0 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms

YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: It was eagle-eyed New York City celebrity real estate snitch Polly Wannacracker who sent word via covert communiqué to let us know that Alan Cumming quietly sold a fully renovated, studio-style apartment in a full-service post-war building across the street from New York City’s fabled and perennially chic Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City for $762,500. Property records show the thrice Emmy nominated and Tony winning actor purchased the property in July 2011 — presumably as an investment or perhaps to house staff, family or friends — for $580,000.

As far as this property gossip can tell, the petite but hardly cheap top-floor apartment was not listed for sale on the open market but, last September (2013), it did come up for rent at $3,300 per month. Listing details from then show the cooperative apartment has high beamed ceilings, parquet floors stained a medium brown and large windows with lovely if not exactly earth shattering south and east city views.

A tiny entry vestibule opens to a surprisingly sizable foyer and a 20-foot long living/sleeping area. There’s an alcove dining area and a small and windowless but fully equipped kitchen with “top of the line appliances. We counted three good-sized closets on the floor plan plus a wee dressing room that leads in to an also windowless “designer renovated bathroom.”

The Scottish-born showbiz and art world iconoclast who recently released a revealing memoir and shakes his money maker on “The Good Wife” and “Web Therapy” and, according to property records, his artist/illustrator husband, Grant Shaffer, paid $4,650,000 for a four-story, fixer upper townhouse in the heart of the East Village last year. The couple also co-own a small apartment a couple short blocks away that overlooks Tompkins Square Park and that property records show they picked up in July 2005 for $1,695,000.

Listing photos and floor plan: Brown Harris Stevens (via Street Easy)

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  1. I read this piece of writing fully concerning the resemblance of
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  2. *Tompkins Square Park.

  3. Jamiekins says:

    This apartment is appalling. Only in New York can you spend almost a million dollars for
    a no bedroom and one bathroom hovel. Where would your ill mannered guests who were raised by
    animals have sex at cocktail parties ? Honestly !
    Dear Alan… he was on the news last week talking about how close he was to Monica Lewinski. I enjoy his eclectic minor rolls in films. He is always a bit odd but fun to watch. I Loved him in Burlesque, I love actor’s that can steal a scene without much dialogue…. But the shock of him saying dear Oral but still swine faced Lewinski was one of his best friends threw me into the abyss.
    Miss Lewinski who is now playing the oh poor me “I fell in love with my boss” card, which is, in my mind, a crock. It was orchestrated to make her look less like pre-dominant cougar, who used her position to seduce the President and then get all the camera time and interviews she could out of it. And boy did she ever get attention ! Be careful what you ask for.
    In my circle of friends it is simply not acceptable to blow and tell. But maybe that’s just my friends.
    I want Monica, Big Bill and Hillary to go away, way away, and stay there. Maybe they could have a three way with some of their post poverty yet somehow newly realized wealth by relocating to… Oh I don’t know, maybe Malaysia or something. I am so tired of that whole thing. Jesse,Joseph and Hannibal Lecter, save us from another round of any of it. When I heard the video say LEWINSKI I nearly threw up.
    That way Hillary won’t have to try so hard to keep her old dog on the porch, as they say.
    Out of all three of them I would miss Bill the most, the economy was booming when he was President. I still harbor some affection for him as a person and President. I think he was wronged
    by Miss Piggy and the Press. Presidents are just people not Gods, and shame on us for being such politically correct hypocrites these days. 40 years ago he could have gotten a good deal on a hit man. And gotten by with it, no questions asked. Reporters in those days didn’t have nearly as many tentacles as TMZ.
    Love ya Mama, I would need therapy if I didn’t have your space to vent :-)
    huggies.

  4. Buggin Out! says:

    Husband?? You mean to tell me that Nightcrawler is GAY???

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