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BUYER: Seth Meyers
LOCATION: New York City, NY
PRICE: $3,525,000
SIZE: 994 square feet, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Saturday Night Live head writer and mock anchorman Seth Meyers is riding a roller coaster of change. In May (2013) it was announced he would leave his post at SNL and take over for his buddy and former SNL cast mate Jimmy Fallon as the new host of Late Night. In September he married his long-time lady friend, human rights lawyer Alexi Ashe, and last week, we first learned from Dolly B. Downtown, the newly hitched couple paid $3,525,000 for a new apartment in a venerable pre-war building in the heart of New York City’s once boho now incredibly chic and expensive West Village.

Listing details show the compact but high-cost, high-floor apartment has two bedrooms and two bathrooms in just 994 square feet with with open views over a broad swathe of downtown Manhattan. There are hardwood floors throughout, pre-war period detailing, and, according to the floor plan, four large closets.

An unexpectedly spacious, five-sided foyer steps down to a 26-foot long living room with wood burning fireplace. A tiny dining room off the foyer (and open to the living room) leads to an even smaller but recently renovated windowed kitchen. One of the bedrooms has French doors from the living room, the other has two walk-in closets, and both have direct access to a small bathroom, one of them with a window.

The children will note that despite the $3.5+ million dollar purchase price, Mister and Missus Meyers will—like many other rich and/or famous people in elegant, desirable and price pre-war buildings in Manhattan—have to make due with window-installed air-conditioning.

listing photos and floor plan: Brown Harris Stevens