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A duplex apartment in lower Manhattan owned by Jessica Chastain has come up for sale at a sliver less than $1.8 million. The renovated and upgraded two-bedroom and two-bathroom apartment sits on the top floors of a full-service prewar cooperative complex at the fashionable nexus between the Soho, Noho and Greenwich Village neighborhoods. It’s available as a furnished rental at just under $8,000 per month or unfurnished at bit less than $8,500 per month. The flame-maned Golden Globe winner and two-time Oscar nominee — she has a handful of plum projects in production and can currently be seen on the silver screen in “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” — procured the not-quite-1,300-square-foot apartment in September 2012 for $1.2 million.

Open-plan living spaces on the lower level feature lofty 10.5-foot ceilings, herringbone-pattern hardwood floors, a rustic stacked stone fireplace in the living room, and a dedicated dining area that’s open to a custom-fitted kitchen with an expensive array of name-brand appliances and a combination of granite and butcher-block countertops. A vertiginous, open-tread corkscrew staircase twists up to a skylit landing bookended by the bedrooms, the larger with wee dressing nook, double-height cedar-lined walk-in closet, and open city views. The bedrooms less than ideally share a bathroom that is, at least, decadently appointed with a crystal chandelier, radiant heated marble floor tiles, silver-sided soaking tub and separate steam-equipped shower. The duplex is represented by Kirsten Jordan and Douglas Elliman.

It’s not a big surprise that the Julliard-trained actress would want to sell her downtown digs, since last year she and her fashion-executive man-friend, Count Gian Luca Passi de Presposulo, shelled out $5.1 million for a sprawling celeb-pedigreed pad at the legendary Osbourne building, directly across the street from Carnegie Hall in Midtown. The nine-room spread was once occupied by Leonard Bernstein, and later owned by “F Troop” star Larry Storch, cabaret singer Bobby Short, and Tony-winning composer-lyricist Adam Guettel.

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listing photos and floor plan: Douglas Elliman