×

Cynthia Nixon Picks Up Pre-War Co-Op in New York City’s East Village

BUYERS: Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni
LOCATION: New York City, NY
PRICE: $1,490,000
SIZE: 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom

YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Our good celebrity real estate Judies over at Luxury Listings New York were the first to suss out that Cynthia Nixon, the red-haired actress who is best known for her role as uptight attorney Miranda Hobbs on “Sex and the City” and will portray Nancy Reagan in the soon to be premiered TV movie “Killing Reagan,” and her wife Christine Marinoni shelled out $1.49 million for a two-bedroom and one-bathroom corner unit on a lower floor in one of the more desirable pre-war apartment buildings in New York City’s once gritty now largely gentrified East Village.

A long entrance gallery with two convenient coat and storage closets leads to a nicely spacious but hardly huge living room with quiet courtyard view, high beamed ceiling and original parquet floors that listing details mistakenly describe as a “herringbone” pattern. The adjoining galley kitchen is exceptionally narrow even by New York standards with perfectly pedestrian beige ceramic tile floors and ordinary black granite counter tops but does appear to be fairly recently updated and opens at one end to a picayune dining area that, like the living room, overlooks the courtyard. Both bedrooms are nicely sized and stand on either side of compact but generously windowed bathroom. Listing details suggest the apartment is convertible to a three-bedroom unit although we don’t see how that’s possible without two of the bedrooms being the size of prison cells.

It’s not clear and, frankly, it seems pretty unlikely to this property gossip that the Nixon-Marinonis plan to move to the East Village apartment as not only do they already own a much larger, 2,500-square-foot loft-like apartment in a 7-story pre-war co-operative building just off the Bowery in the Noho neighborhood that was purchased in early 2012 for $3.25 million but another couple, Michael Growler and William Bowers, the former a dresser on the “Sex and the City” movies and the latter a professional mime and actor, are also named on deeds and documents as co-owners of the apartment.

Listing photos: Sotheby’s International Realty

Popular on Variety

More Dirt

  • Aaron Paul House

    Aaron Paul Breaking Away From Sunset Strip Villa

    After a handful of months off the market, three-time Emmy-winning “Breaking Bad” star Aaron Paul has hoisted his former home just above L.A.’s perennially trendy Sunset Strip back up for sale with a new team of real estate agents — Trevor Edmond, F. Ron Smith and David Berg of the Smith & Berg Partners team [...]

  • Bill Gerber House Beverly Hills

    'A Star Is Born' Producer Bill Gerber Sells Midcentury Modern Gem to Wendy Abrams

    Last year, the Lady GaGa and Bradley Cooper vehicle “A Star Is Born” debuted to rave reviews, sold-out theaters and a vast array of award nominations. And top-billed producer Bill Gerber already has another smash hit on his hands: the sale of his dynamic midcentury modern home in Beverly Hills. Records show the Hollywood veteran [...]

  • Persia Dime House Los Angeles

    Toronto Socialite Spends $32 Million on Nile Niami-Designed Estate

    A striking residence in the Beverly Hills Flats neighborhood recently sold for about $32.3 million, one of the most expensive transactions ever recorded in that perennially desirable pocket of the 90210. Set on a particularly prestigious street lined with stately homes, the pricey property borders the notoriously clannish Los Angeles Country Club and was designed [...]

  • Jeff Lewis House

    ‘Flipping Out’ Star Jeff Lewis Flipping Out in The 90210

    House flipping reality TV dynamo and designer Jeff Lewis, the persnickety, detail-oriented star of Bravo’s “Flipping Out,” has put a secluded, freshly rehabbed home in the Beverly Hills Post Office area* of Los Angeles on the block at just under $3.5 million. The sometimes imperious and pathologically itchy-footed real estate investor and entrepreneur, engaged in [...]

  • Chanel West Coast House Los Angeles

    Chanel West Coast Picks Up Hollywood Modern

    Though she’s barely out of her 20s, Chelsea Dudley — the reality TV vixen-turned-rapper better known as Chanel West Coast — has been famous for well over a decade, first coming to public attention as Rob Dyrdek’s receptionist on the original season of “Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory.” Her popularity with viewers eventually saw her transition [...]

  • Lacey Chabert House

    Lacey Chabert Lands Family-Sized Home in the Suburbs

    A family-sized traditional on a wide, leafy street in the prosperous, largely unsung suburban foothills above the San Fernando Valley community of Tarzana, Calif., has been sold to “Mean Girls” star Lacey Chabert at a nip under $1.9 million. The 30-something year old former child actor is a showbiz veteran with decades of experience who [...]

  • Garrett Camp House Hollywood Hills

    Uber's Garrett Camp Sells Brand New Hollywood Hills Mansion

    Though the market for high-end Hollywood Hills homes remains sluggish at best, Uber’s multibillionaire co-founder Garrett Camp and his longtime partner Eliza Nguyen have managed to unload their snazzy house above L.A.’s iconic Sunset Strip after just two months on the market. Public records show the property went for $9.6 million to local entrepreneur Darren [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content