The celebrity many New Yorkers love to hate really wants you to know she is so over Brooklyn. In a recent interview with The Cut, Lena Dunham talks (or shall we say rants?) about relocating from Williamsburg to the West Village in the wake of her recent hysterectomy: “My whole identity was, like, Brooklyn, and now I’m like, Thank you, Lord. I’m back amongst my tribe, which is like old people puttering around the health-food store… … I just wanna live around old people who are not reminding me every day of my infertility and loneliness.” And to drive the point home, Variety has now gotten the scoop on the official listing for her former pad at 60 Broadway, which is on the market for $3 million, just a hair over the $2.9 million she paid for it back in April.
Though she grew up in Tribeca in her parents’ artists loft, Dunham attended high school at Brooklyn Heights‘ progressive St. Ann’s. After hitting it big with HBO’s “Girls,” she bought her first apartment in 2012 at 145 Hicks Street, not far from her alma mater. As 6sqft previously reported, “She paid $500,000 for the one-bedroom, 800-square-foot co-op, but two years later, she upgraded to a $4.8 million condo in The Heights building, which she [shared] with her musician boyfriend Jack Antonoff.” After Dunham and Antonoff split up early last year and decided he’d stay in the apartment, she bought a three-bedroom condo in Williamsburg’s Gretsch building for $2.9 million.
Though the scoop about this unit being Dunham’s is new, she actually first listed the apartment back in July, around the same time she was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. And by the looks of it, she either never officially moved in or has already completely vacated the premises. In addition to her yet-unknown West Village digs, Dunham also owns a 1920s bungalow and guesthouse in Hollywood that she bought for $2.7 million in 2015. She is also “building her own little house in the backyard of her parents’ [Connecticut] property, with six writers’ nooks for staff and friends to come out and work with her,” according to The Cut.
Nonetheless, her former Williamsburg digs are open and contemporary thanks to a semi-recent renovation by architect David Bers. He also worked with her parents way back on their Tribeca apartment, as well as their Cornwall, CT home. The high-floor residence offers gorgeous views of Manhattan, the Williamsburg Bridge, and the East River. Other perks include 13-foot ceilings, oversized windows, a gas fireplace in the living space, tons of custom cabinetry, closet space, and built-in storage, a chef’s kitchen with high-end appliances and Carrara marble counters, and a raised platform bed in the master suite “so you can wake up to views of the water.” The coat closet can hold a whopping 40 jackets (though her recent interview was certainly revealing, it didn’t happen to mention any type of outerwear fetish).
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Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens; Photo of Lena Dunham via Wiki Commons
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