OWNER: Daniel Radcliffe
LOCATION: New York City, NY
PRICE: $19,000 per month
SIZE: 1,843 square feet, 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms
YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Any wannabe wizards with the financial wherewithal to shell out or magically conjure up $19,000 a month in rent can now, as was first noted by the property gossips at Zillow, lease one of “Harry Potter” superstar Daniel Radcliffe’s three multi-million dollar residences in downtown New York City. Property records and reports from the time indicate the available condo, a fifth-floor unit in the upscale heart of the tourist choked SoHo ‘hood, was acquired by the beaver busy star of stage and screen via corporate entity in November 2007 for $4,289,700 and current listing details show the comfortably roomy but hardly humongous 1,843-square-foot apartment has two bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. The general consensus amongst celebrity property gossips is that Mister Radcliffe, now 26 with starring roles in half of a dozen film projects in various stages of production, rarely if ever occupied the casually luxurious condo that, as it turns out, has been listed as a rental on the open market at least twice before: Just a week after he purchased the condo it came up for rent at $20,000 per month — appears to have then been leased at $17,500 per month — and in the Fall of 2010 it popped back up for rent with an asking price of $18,000 per month.
A relatively compact if stylishly sleek and expensively equipped galley-style kitchen divides the high-ceiled and wood-floored loft-like central living space in to two distinct but integrated areas: an essentially windowless dining area just inside the front door and a living room with a sunny, south-facing floor-to-ceiling wall of windows and a huge sliding panel mounted with floating bookshelves that slides open to reveal a library/guest bedroom with en suite bathroom. On the opposite side of the living room the master suite offers a roomy walk-in closet, another full wall of nearly floor-to-ceiling windows and partly wood-paneled and marble-floored bathroom with double sink vanity, super-size soaking tub, and separate glass-enclosed shower space. The building, a glassy, modern interpretation of the classic cast iron buildings that line the streets of SoHo, was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning French architect Jean Nouvel and offers its wealthy residents a fully staffed lobby, a private fitness center with swimming pool, and an on-site garage with direct access.
Our research suggests the London born and bred actor, who has appeared in three Broadway productions — including this last summer in the well-received Martin McDonough tragicomedy “The Cripple of Inishmaan” — and long made New York City his home base, owns at least two other high-priced properties in the Big Apple. In early 2008 he coughed up $4.9 million for a 2,446-square-foot condo with three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and unobstructed Hudson River views in a massive luxury complex along the West Side Highway and the following year, in October 2009, he was pegged in all the property gossip columns as the buyer of an historic, 19th-century townhouse on a tree-lined and cobblestone paved street in the heart of the West Village that at the time of the transaction included a one bedroom and one bathroom basement apartment plus an owner’s triplex with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, six working fireplaces, and a deep backyard. We presume without any direct knowledge that Mister Radcliffe maintains a residence in his native U.K. and earlier this year he listed and sold a three-bedroom penthouse apartment in the prosperous Toorak area of Melbourne, Australia, that was purchased by his parents in 2006 and transferred over to their famous son sometime after his 18th birthday.
Listing photos and floor plan: Halstead Property