UPDATE: The sale of Meg Ryan’s lovely Soho loft has hit public records and the actress sold her home for much less than its $10.9 million asking price. The 4,100-square-foot apartment closed for $9.85 million— more than $1.05 million less than what Ryan was shooting for. Despite the lower selling price, the home still managed to unload for more than the $8 million that Ryan purchased it for in 2014, which was also enough to cover the cost of her $9.4 million new digs at 443 Greenwich.
Meg Ryan’s sumptuous Soho loft, where brooding colors mix with classic architectural elements, has entered contract. The actress listed the 4,100-square-foot apartment in mid-February for $10.9 million, shortly after the loft was featured in Architectural Digest. Ryan, who purchased the apartment in 2014 for $8 million from fellow celeb Hank Azaria, brought on architect Joel Barkley and designer Monique Gibson to gut renovate and recreate the space.
What’s next for Ryan, it can be assumed, is another NYC gut job. The actress told AD that the Mercer Street renovation was her ninth home refresh, and for good enough reason. “I know it sounds crazy to most people, the idea of renovating that many houses. But I love renovating,“ she said. “I think it’s tied to living the actor’s life. As an actor, you are so rarely in control. [W]ith decorating I am in control; it’s a chance for me to bring my vision into the world.” Ryan’s son Jack has nicknamed her process the Megan-ize effect.
Where exactly the Megan-ize effect will take hold next is unclear: The LLC through which Ryan purchased the Mercer Street pad, Third World Dog Trust, is not tied to any other NYC properties.
A breakdown of the apartment layout, per previous Curbed coverage:
The keyed elevator opens up onto a 40-foot entry hall with five windows overlooking Mercer Street on one side, and a set of high gloss black french doors that lead into the living area on the other. A separate formal dining area with a marble mantled decorative fireplace can be found behind another set of french doors at the far end of the living room.
The loft’s kitchen includes custom cabinetry by Fine Woodwork, marble shelving and countertops, subway tile, and tons of built-in shelving. The appliances are what one would expect: a six-burner Viking range with a grill, two stainless steel refrigerators, and a Bosch dishwasher.
The master bedroom is found off of the formal dining room, and doesn’t include the oversized walk-in closet that has become so desired, but has eight smaller closets as well as a massive en suite bathroom with a free-standing tub designed by Water Monopoly and vanities by Urban Archaeology. The two additional bedrooms are smaller, each with their own bath. A media room can be found off of the living room.
The loft was listed with Barbara Hochhauser at Corcoran.
Original article was published on May 1. The story has been update to reflect the most recent information.