Back in 2004, actor Gerard Butler purchased a 3,150-square-foot Chelsea apartment, within a converted manufacturing warehouse, for $2.575 million. The star of 300 went on to transform the raw space into an open loft, gutting the home and tapping architect Alexander Gorlin and film designer Elvis Restaino to transform the apartment into a luxurious abode full of “modern vintage” flair. The home is now up for grabs and is asking $5.995 million.
In 2010, Butler’s apartment graced the cover of Architectural Digest and revealed its myriad of details that include soaring ceilings, 11-foot-tall mahogany doors, dramatic columns that support limestone lions, plaster walls “chipped and mottled with age,” and a ceiling fresco. “I wanted something elegant and gorgeous and at the same time rather masculine and raw,” the actor told Architectural Digest. “I guess I would describe the apartment as bohemian old-world rustic chateau with a taste of baroque.”
The apartment’s layout on the main floor allows the “great room,” with its beamed ceilings and large picturesque windows, to be the main focal point. There is a rustic open kitchen, a laundry room, an office, and a bedroom also on this level. A set of stairs leads to the master bedroom suite, which features an en-suite bathroom along with four closets and access to the sweeping terrace with views of the city’s skyline.
- Listing: 139 West 19th Street #7NE [StreetEasy]
- Tour Gerard Butler's Two-Story Loft in Manhattan [Architectural Digest]