SELLER: Holly Hunter (and Gordon MacDonald)
LOCATION: New York City, NY
SIZE: 3,000 (or so) square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: In the fall of 2005 Oscar-winning actress Holly Hunter (The Piano, Broadcast News, The Firm, Thirteen) paid fellow Oscar winner Julia Roberts $4.1 million for a high floor apartment in a beautiful and dignified full-service Beaux Arts building on New York City’s affluent lower Fifth Avenue that, thanks to Polly Wannacracker, we’ve learned she hoisted on the open market over the weekend with an asking price of $8,700,000.*
Current digital marketing materials indicate the 3,000-ish square foot corner apartment is currently configured with two offices, three bedrooms, and three bathrooms with hefty monthly maintenance charges of $5,941 and loads of original architectural detailing including coved ceilings and beautifully maintained original wood work.
A compact entry vestibule opens to a cozy library done up with with a plush deep purple sofa and built-in book shelves, and, next door, a larger living room parlor with a colorful and wacky mixy-matchy melange of furnishings and artwork. Side-lit French doors connect the living room parlor to a partially paneled formal dining room with wood-burning fireplace and direct access to the expensively equipped eat-in kitchen through a windowed butler’s pantry with adjoining laundry room.
The floor plan included with online marketing materials shows three distinct bedroom areas: a maid’s room with adjoining Jack ‘n’ Jill bathroom, a two room suite connected with French doors and also with adjoining Jack ‘n’ Jill style bathroom, and, at the private rear of the apartment, a master suite complete with fitted walk-in closet, private study, windowed bathroom, and a bedroom with east and west exposures.
Your Mama claims no insider intel about what Miz Hunter’s future real estate plans may hold but given that she has early elementary school age twin children it could be she’s looking for a bit more space to spread out? Bueller? Bueller? Anyone? Bueller?
Although our research is far from scientific, as far as this property gossip knows, the only other property owned by Miz Hunter is a 34-acre tract of seemingly undeveloped land that abuts property owned by some of her family members in Conyers, GA, where she was born and raised.
*Your Mama assumes Miz Hunter—who was downright spooky as the grey-maned guru GJ in the the Jane Campion written mini-series Top of the Lake— shares the family-sized spread with her long-time paramour and baby daddy, actor Gordon MacDonald.
listing photos and floor plan: Douglas Elliman