The garden-level co-op once owned by East Village defector Chloe Sevigny is looking for a new owner, 6sqft reports. The sellers, noted tech power couple Halle Tecco and Jeffrey Hammerbacher, are attempting to unload the apartment at 119 East 10th Street for $2.2 million. Tecco and Hammerbacher purchased the cozy one-bedroom, once described by Sevigny as "womb-like" because of its low ceilings and wood-burning fireplaces, for $1.76 million from the actress in 2011. The couple saw through a nine month renovation that enlarged the kitchen into part of the backyard, turned a hallway closet into a laundry room, and added a new shower to the hallway bathroom, all detailed in a fawning feature on Apartment Therapy.
Sevigny says she left the East Village behind for a "classic six" bordering Prospect Park in search of a living arrangement less governed by co-op bureaucracy, but not too long after selling expressed to The Daily Beast that she missed all of the East Village's "weirdos,"
[W]alking around the East Village, I just want to cry at the state of it. There are so many fuckin' jocks everywhere! It's like a frat house everywhere. ... [W]here are the real weirdos? The real outcasts? ... Maybe New York isn't drawing that anymore because it's too expensive. Tecco and Hammerbacher haven't expressed why they're movin' on, but it's probably not for the same reasons as the actress; everyone knows the East Village that Sevigny is sentimental for is dead anyway.
· Listing: 119 East 10th Street [Core via StreetEasy]
· Chloe Sevigny's Former East Village Pad is Back on the Market with a New Look [6sqft]
· Halle & Jeff's East Village Apartment [AT]
· Chloe Sevigny Finally Gets $1.76M for 'Womb-Like' EVill 1BR [Curbed]