The West Village home that’s captured the hearts of film buffs, film makers, preservationists, pinners, real estate oglers—need we go on?—across the globe has just sold for a sweet $17 million, according to city records filed today. Although it was previously reported that the home needed work, buyers were certainly not deterred. A bow-fronted facade, dramatic staircase, 40-foot garden, and spectacular storied details surely kept the bidding war going strong for this 66 Morton Street beauty which was originally listed for just $13 million last October.
The townhome was originally constructed in 1852 for the trustees of Trinity Church and has been owned by Mary Kaplan since 1969. In addition to its undeniable beauty, its Hollywood past certainly could not have hurt its sale either. The historic home has served as the fictional homes of Harrison Ford in “Working Girl,” Matthew Broderick in “The Night We Never Met” and Winona Ryder in “Autumn in New York,” just to name a few.
Lofty ceilings ranging from 12 feet 10 inches on the parlor floor to 14 feet 8 inches at the top of the house soak the home in natural light. There are also tall windows on three of the building’s four faces.
The home also boasts not one but nine fireplaces, three of which are in the triple parlor. The parlor also contains some original details such as sliding doors and mantles, all of which feeds into the home’s special grandeur.
Morton Street has long had celebrity cachet: Sofia Coppola, Daniel Radcliffe and the Olsen twins are just a few that have once called the quiet Village stretch home.
Images courtesy of the Corcoran Group
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Neighborhoods : West Village