The Greenwich Village building that appeared as home of Sarah Jessica Parker’s character for exterior shots has been purchased by an anonymous buyer.
The exterior of 64 Perry Street (and later 66 Perry) is known as that of Carrie’s fictional 245 E. 73rd St. apartment. (Of course, Carrie’s fake rental would have cost $2,800 a month.)
It was one of Manhattan‘s hottest-listed properties and now the famous townhouse has an owner. The posh brownstone sold for $9.85million in less than one month of being listed. It was $20,000 more than the asking price.
The new owner hopes to maintain anonymity while living in the brownstone house as city records state that the property now belongs to MMKK Perry Street Realty LLC rather than listing a name.
In case it offers any further type of clue, the property was transferred from the ownership of 64 Perry LLC according to Observer.com.
The four-story townhouse has ten rooms and six fireplaces – and clocks in at an impressive 4,100-square-foot.
Its brownstone steps are said to be the setting of Carrie‘s date kisses in the first three seasons of the hit show, according to DNA.
Sotheby‘s had described the 19C landmark as “waiting to be restored to its original grandeur” real estate speak, we imagine, for property that is in need of renovation.
At about 4,104 square feet, the home was last sold last November for $9 million, according to DNA.
The 1866 home isn’t just famous for SATC though. Built by architect Robert Mook, it also was the spot of a six-decade romance between documentary filmmaker Wheaton Galentine and architect Harold Eliot Leeds, according to a New York Times feature.
The period home was featured in Woody Allen‘s film Alice and it has also been the address of fashion personality Tim Gunn who resided in an upstairs apartment in the building for 16 years.
Residents of the street have complained in the past that the “Bradshaw Brownstone” disrupts the calm and quiet of the area.
It has been bought and sold several times in recent years, each time yielding a higher price. The high ceilings are ornate, with cornices finished in gold paint and the floors are parquet wood.
Other New York addresses made (more) famous by the show include the nearby Magnolia Bakery at 401 Bleecker Street as well as Balthazar restaurant at 80 Spring Street.
It’s neighbor, number 66, is also used in the SJP series – Carrie enters and exits its dark wood doors – and is a regular haunt of a camera-laden tourist.
The protagonist was filmed on the steps of the home for the first three seasons of the hit TV show, which ended in 2004.
According to the New York Times, filming then moved just a door away to number 64, a more ornate and well-kept residence.
The Villager reports that, in 2008, a board of community residents successful won a campaign to stop Sex And The City tour buses from stopping at the home’s stoop on its popular sightseeing trips.
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