SELLER: Topher Grace
LOCATION: New York City, NY
SIZE: (approx.) 1,800 square feet, 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms
YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Topher Grace, once one of the young stars of the star-making ensemble sitcom “That ‘70s Show,” hoisted a loft condo along a tree-canopied street in the historic and profoundly pricey heart of New York City’s West Village up for sale with an asking price of $4.25 million. Mister Grace, who attended middle school in upscale Darien, CT, with Kate Bosworth and occasionally had Chloë Sevigny as a babysitter, hopes to realize a two million dollar profit on the classic, floor-through loft he purchased in May 2004 for $2.2 million. Based on measurements shown on the floor plan included with online marketing materials, the fourth floor loft measures in at about 1,800-square-feet with two bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms.
A key-lock elevator opens directly into a bowling alley-like main living area, a slender 13-foot-wide but almost 70-foot-long space jam-packed with a plethora of quintessential loft elements that harken back to the pre-war building’s commercial past and include refinished original hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, visible ductwork and a pressed tin ceiling. Barn-style sliding doors can be closed to divide the lengthy space that has a trio of south-facing windows with an over the rooftops view of the gleaming One World Trade tower. Open to the main living area over a raised snack counter, the kitchen isn’t much bigger than a prison cell but does benefit from a large window, zinc countertops and high-quality designer appliances.
One of the bedrooms is quite small with a compact en suite bathroom and impractically puny closet while the other generously spans the full width of the building with a pair of slender floor-to-ceiling built-in bookshelves, four north-facing windows, an industrial-chic poured concrete bathroom with soaking tub and separate shower stall and a windowed walk-in closet that listing descriptions suggest is large enough to consider conversion to a third bedroom. The six-unit boutique building does not have a doorman but does have a common roof deck with open city views that sweep from the downtown skyline to Midtown’s Empire State Building.
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Soon to be seen on the silver screen with Andrew Garfield and Elvis Presley’s granddaughter Riley Keough in the neo-noir crime thriller “Under the Silver Lake,” Mister Grace previously owned a secluded residence tucked up into the leafy end of a short cul-de-sac just above L.A.’s Sunset Boulevard that he bought in 2006 for $1.595 million from beau-hunky actor Jesse Metcalfe and sold in March 2015 to an acclaimed L.A.-based artisanal chocolatier for $1.685 million.
Listing photos: Compass