Actor B.D. Wong, who plays hacker Whiterose on Mr. Robot but is better known as Dr. George Huang from Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, has traded in his eclectic Noho apartment for a staid Bed-Stuy townhouse. The Observer first reported that Wong snatched up the gut renovated townhouse at 876 Hancock Street for $1.49 million. The bright, white space is a departure from his eclectic East 4th Street apartment, which had formerly housed a sweatshop, a Yiddish theater, and, not least, a pornographic theater. The apartment also had a subterranean bedroom.
For Wong's three previous NYC homes, he brought in architect Jack Wettling. Whether the duo will work together again at the Bed-Stuy townhouse remains to be seen, but the house lacks a certain something compared to Wong's last place, which was full of doors repurposed from a bank in Philadelphia or the former Mercantile Exchange building, a 1916 Steinway piano bought at an estate sale, an antique Chinese vanity, etc.
One thing's for sure: the light-filled townhouse will help whip the actor out of the nocturnal tendencies he told the Times he developed in Noho. Oh, and one more thing: Wong's real estate endeavors went off without a hitch compared with his SVU cast mates.