Actor B.D. Wong, best known for his role as Dr. George Huang on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, took seven years to fully renovate the 2,950-square-foot loft in 25 East 4th Street that he purchased in 2005 for $1.25 million, according to a 2012 Times profile of the place. Now he has decided to part with the 3BR/2BA pad and his broker/personal trainer Rob Morea informs us that the apartment just went into contract for the full $3.25 million ask.
The ground-floor apartment with a below-ground bedroom is not exactly the most light-filled—Wong told the Times that he is "basically nocturnal" and that "This is not the place for a daylight queen." What it is filled with, for the time being, is a treasure trove of found items. Most of the doors are repurposed from a bank in Philadelphia or the former Mercantile Exchange building, the 1916 Steinway was found at an estate sale, one of the bathrooms contains an antique Chinese vanity, a vintage ceramic tub, and a glossy black chandelier, etc. The space, which had formerly housed a sweatshop, a Yiddish theater, and a pornographic theater, was the third New York City apartment that Wong had worked with architect Jack Wettling on. Overall, it seems to have gone a lot better than the average real estate endeavor of a Law & Order: SVU star.
· Every Last Thing Finally in Its Place [NYT]
· Get Down With B.D. Wong's Funky NYC Loft for $3.25M [Curbed National]
· Listing: 25 East 4th Street #1 [Great Jones Realty]