We can say this about Courtney Love's epic Manhattan housing hunt: It's been an adventure. She's been spotted all over downtown, and even (briefly) set up shop in a Chelsea townhouse. But ever since her messy divorce from Soho's 30 Crosby Street, it seems like Hurricane Courtney has been on a collision course with the Village, if only some old fogeys would let her move in! Daily Intel caught up with Court at a fashion party, and she went into great detail on her real estate plans. She wanted to buy or rent Milla Jovovich's townhouse on Greenwich Avenue (on the market for $7.5 million and seen above), but that fell through. No worries, she's not picky. She just doesn't want to be Bon Jovi's neighbor.
Here's how she's narrowing down her hunt:
It has to be in the Village. I am not going to the New Museum Building, goddamn it! If I go there, you know, it's just too easy. I've done Soho. The Village is definite. It doesn't have to be Gold Coast; you know, west of Sixth is fine. But it has to be in that part that's really quaint and lovely.Like we said, poor Jon Bon. Anyhoo, the search for quaint and lovely led her to Jovovich's place, and then to the environs of an even bigger name. Let's just let Courtney tell the tale:"Milla has a house on Greenwich, fucking beautiful. So I don't know that I'll buy it, but I will certainly lease it. And I might buy it, because our taste is, like, almost the same. And it has enough room for Frances if she wants to come home. And it's very, like, Edith Wharton. It's on a bit of a busier street than I was looking for, you know, it's not leafy. But I'm not in Brooklyn, it's okay." Sounds perfect? Not so fast! There are kinks in this plan. "So for two weeks, between us having the same manager, Jason Weinberg, and between my Realtor, I can't fucking find Milla to save my life. And I even go [online] to see, like, who her friends are because I lost her number years ago. And finally this guy Nur Khan — you know who Nur Khan is? — Nur Khan, he comes up with where Milla is. She writes him that she’s filming — this is today — [and] she might use the house this year."
So unfair! "They showed it to me! I didn't go look at the rest of the little houses in the Village because that was great." So Love has resigned herself to looking at other little houses in the neighborhood. "I had a meeting with this woman who owns a house in the Village next door to Anna Wintour," she told us, winding down. Sadly, Love griped, Anna's neighbor rejected her. "And my references are impeccable!"
Well, if she can't crack the guardians of the Village, we suppose a Park Avenue co-op is out of the question. The search continues!
· Courtney Love Tried to Live Next Door to Anna Wintour [Daily Intel]
· Courtney Love coverage [Curbed]