Alan Cumming Lists Charming, Quirky East Village Home for $2.2M

Posted On Fri, May 13, 2016 By

Posted On Fri, May 13, 2016 By In Celebrities, Cool Listings, East Village

“The Good Wife” star Alan Cumming is selling the East Village apartment that stole his heart when the Scottish-born actor first saw it back in 2005. Listed for $2.2 million, the four-bedroom co-op at 297 East 10th Street overlooking Tompkins Square Park definitely looks like the kind of place you could call home for at least a few years, a rare thing in the otherwise great neighborhood. The Wall Street Journal reports that Cumming and husband Grant Shaffer have been renovating a nearby 19th-century townhouse that they bought in 2013 for $4.65 million, and the time seemed right to part with this cozy co-op.

297 East 10th Street, Alan Cumming, Cool listings, celebrities, East Village

There really is such a thing as East Village charm, and though it’s sometimes used ironically, it’s fair to say this is a version of the real thing. Understated and smart, it’s a definitely a home, not a place to rent out from your boardroom in Beijing. The Emmy-nominated actor, who plays semi-lovable spin-weasel Eli Gold on the weekly law drama which just saw its final episode, bought the apartment for $1.695M in 2005.

297 East 10th Street, Alan Cumming, Cool listings, celebrities, East Village

The full-floor (walk-up) apartment overlooking one of the city’s coolest parks boasts three exposures for tons of sunlight and park views through oversized windows. Pre-war details are in evidence, though the space has been upgraded with modern style; you’ll find wide-plank hardwood floors, architectural moldings and beautiful built-ins.

297 East 10th Street, Alan Cumming, Cool listings, celebrities, East Village

297 East 10th Street, Alan Cumming, Cool listings, celebrities, East Village

Enter through the foyer into a gracious living and dining area with north and south exposures and treetop views. Highlights include a wall of built-ins and an original wood-burning fireplace with a carved wooden mantel. Cumming, who won a Tony award in 1998 for his role in “Cabaret,” told WSJ that the couple had done some renovations but maintained much of the original detail.

297 East 10th Street, Alan Cumming, Cool listings, celebrities, East Village

The open, renovated kitchen gives you park views, stainless steel countertops and plenty of storage.

297 East 10th Street, Alan Cumming, Cool listings, celebrities, East Village

297 East 10th Street, Alan Cumming, Cool listings, celebrities, East Village

On the other side of the apartment are a full bath and four sunny bedrooms. Though the corner master suite is spacious and has ample closet space, the other bedrooms are narrow enough make it seem like a great idea to use the space as a two-bedroom with a large walk-in closet and an office. Especially since there’s only one bath.

297 East 10th Street, Alan Cumming, Cool listings, celebrities, East Village

The charming brick building in the East 10th Street Historic District couldn’t be in a better spot for dining, boutique shopping, nightlife–or dog owning, given the great dog runs in the park and the pet-friendly nature of the co-op.

[Via WSJ]

[Listing: 297 East 10th Street #2 by Noble Black and Jennifer Kaufman Stillman for Douglas Elliman]

[At CityRealty]

RELATED:

Images courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

Tags : ,

Neighborhoods : East Village

  • Marie Manual

    Kinda cute, in a old fashion way…

MOST RECENT ARTICLES

  • Philip Johnson’s Rockefeller Guest House, a ‘secret’ modernist gem on Manhattan’s east side

    Philip Johnson’s Rockefeller Guest House, a ‘secret’ modernist gem on Manhattan’s east side

    Just down the street from the now-closed modernist treasure trove and icon that was the Four Seasons in Manhattan’s east ...
  • Bioswales face backlash from city residents for being eyesores

    Bioswales face backlash from city residents for being eyesores

    While you may have never heard of the term “bioswale,” you have probably seen these curbside gardens throughout the city. ...
  • David Bowie’s former Central Park South condo lists for $6.5M with his personal piano included

    David Bowie’s former Central Park South condo lists for $6.5M with his personal piano included

    Sure, a piano is always a nice touch, especially in a classic Central Park South condo like this. But when ...
  • How elevators are adapting to supertall towers; Get Shake Shack delivered

    How elevators are adapting to supertall towers; Get Shake Shack delivered

    17th century Barberini tapestries now on view at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. [Untapped] Baseball commentator and former ...
  • Former Citicorp Center might lose Sasaki fountain as part of plaza redesign

    Former Citicorp Center might lose Sasaki fountain as part of plaza redesign

    Earlier this month, 6sqft revealed renderings of 601 Lexington Avenue‘s (the Midtown East skyscraper formerly known as the Citicorp Center) new ...
  • Art Nerd New York’s top event picks for the week – 3/23-3/29

    Art Nerd New York’s top event picks for the week – 3/23-3/29

    In a city where hundreds of interesting events occur each week, it can be hard to pick and choose your ...
  • Iconic ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov buys Harlem condo for $1.4 million

    Iconic ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov buys Harlem condo for $1.4 million

    Mikhail Baryshnikov, who fled the Soviet Union in 1974 and landed in Canada is today considered one of the greatest ballet dancers ...
  • Starting Monday, three Brooklyn R train stations will shut down for six months

    Starting Monday, three Brooklyn R train stations will shut down for six months

    Last January, Governor Cuomo announced a massive undertaking to “modernize and fundamentally transform” the MTA and the subway by adding ...
  • Greta Garbo’s exclusive East Side co-op hits the market for the first time in 64 years, asking $6M

    Greta Garbo’s exclusive East Side co-op hits the market for the first time in 64 years, asking $6M

    For the first time in decades, an apartment in The Campanile, an exclusive co-op building in the Beekman/Sutton Place neighborhood, ...
  • The least affordable U.S. city for public transit isn’t NYC (and more fun facts about the cost of commuting)

    The least affordable U.S. city for public transit isn’t NYC (and more fun facts about the cost of commuting)

    In light of NYC’s recent subway fare hike that bumped the price of a monthly pass to $121, the data jocks ...
  • For $675K this tiny West Village studio is big on rustic loft style

    For $675K this tiny West Village studio is big on rustic loft style

    This completely renovated loft-style studio co-op at 9 Barrow Street may be tiny with little more than 300 square feet of ...
  • Dreamy furnished studio with lots of greenery asks $3,200/month in the East Village

    Dreamy furnished studio with lots of greenery asks $3,200/month in the East Village

    This furnished rental at 527 East 12th Street in the East Village is downright dreamy. The exposed brick has been painted white ...

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTERS

Thank you, your sign-up request was successful!
This email address is already subscribed, thank you!
Please provide a valid email address.
Please complete the CAPTCHA.
Oops. Something went wrong. Please try again later.