Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgård, of “True Blood” and “Tarzan” fame, may be sinking his teeth into a swanky new East Village pad. The Post reports that he was seen checking out the duplex penthouse at 415 East 6th Street, the Meseritz Synagogue condo conversion. The apartment isn’t publicly on the market, but it’s still vacant and was last listed for $4.39 million.
As 6sqft previously reported, the building was converted from a tenement to a synagogue in 1910 by German architect Herman Horenburger. Amid declining attendance and financial woes, the congregation “inked a $1.2 million, 99-year lease with East River Partners” in 2012, under which the developer added three luxury apartments, including the 11-foot-tall penthouse, to the top of the building. They preserved the “stone-and-brick neoclassical façade with stained-glass windows” and undertook a multimillion-dollar gut renovation of the ground floor to create a new home for the shul.
The 2,500-square-foot contemporary unit comes with three bedrooms, two large terraces, and a great flow for entertaining. On the lower level is the master suite, other bedrooms, and a den. Modern updates include four-inch-wide white oak flooring and an individually controlled, energy-efficient heating/cooling system.
Skarsgård sold his L.A. bachelor pad for $2.39 million back in 2015, and now that things are getting serious with girlfriend Alexa Chung, perhaps he’s looking to move closer to her (she bought an apartment in the East Village nearby on East 3rd Street in 2011).
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Neighborhoods : East Village