Actor Daniel Radcliffe has been spreading his real estate seed all over downtown Manhattan for years. He snagged a $4.3 million condo in Jean Nouvel's stunning 40 Mercer in Soho, and later added an equally expensive 3BR pad in the West Village's 1 Morton Square. In a way, both purchases were disappointments. While we're sure the apartments are lovely, they're just...modern condos. The Olsen Twins own a place at Morton Square, for cryin' out loud! We expect a little more history and mystique out of Harry Potter. (Yes, we often confuse actors with their on-screen characters.) But we are finally satisfied! The boy wizard has bought an old captain's house!
The Observer's Max Abelson noticed that a recent $5.65 million deal for the 18-foot-wide townhouse at 339 West 12th Street bore the mark of the same LLC on Radcliffe's 40 Mercer deed. His mother is also listed. The Sotheby's listing has been pulled from the brokerage's website, but it's currently preserved in a cached form. Check out these fun facts:
This lovingly renovated townhouse is one of three adjoining homes built by a sea captain in 1847 for his three daughters. The property is on one of New York’s most picturesque tree-lined landmark cobblestone blocks: West 12th Street, between Greenwich and Washington Streets. The 18 plus-foot-wide house faces South, and is soaked in sunlight throughout the day. The sizeable open garden and backyard is cooled by beautiful old trees and landscaping.We assume he'll be combining the small apartment into the main living space, but if not, we'd be happy to have Harry Potter as our landlord. Or maybe he'll use the whole thing as an investment property like his other NYC purchases. Either way, above are a bunch of photos from the listing archived on StreetEasy. Check out where the, uh, magic might happen.
The ground floor hosts a separate one bedroom apartment with a wood burning fireplace and a picture window facing the garden. It can easily be rented to produce income. The main residence spans three floors with a living room, dining room, kitchen, powder room, 4 bedrooms, three baths, a balcony overlooking the garden, and 6 working fireplaces. This is a must-see for anyone looking for a townhouse in a prime West Village location, close to the meatpacking district and the new High Line park.
· Daniel Radcliffe Buys a Sea Captain's $5.65 M. West 12th Street Brownstone [NYO]
· 339 West 12th Street [StreetEasy]
· Daniel Radcliffe coverage [Curbed]