Julianne Moore, whose late ’90s turns in godly Boogie Nights, The Big Lebowski and Magnolia earned her a permanent place in the fickle hearts of film buffs, has lofty real estate aspirations. Her century-old, red-doored, six-bedroom townhouse at West 11th and Washington streets was just listed for $11,995,000, even though records show the actress got the house in 2003 for only $3.5 million.
The “new 1839 Greek Revival townhouse has five stories, but it’s currently set up as a four-unit building, with a duplex on the bottom two floors and three floor-through units above,” The Observer wrote back then. The townhouse is now a single-family townhouse, according to floorplans and photographs (click on the slideshow to see them), with French doors leading from the kitchen to the 49-foot-long garden; a fourth floor that’s been given over to the children; a fifth floor with a home office and media room; plus, best of all, a full-floor master bedroom suite whose “front room has been made into a luxurious spa-like bath.”
A listing broker and a publicist did not immediately return emails.
Ms. Moore’s place sounds plush, but this isn’t a good era for plush real estate. In the last 24 hours, for example, the listing price for Brooke Astor’s duplex (which had already fallen from $46 million to $34 million to $29 million) was cut to $24.9 million, its listing on Stribling’s Web site shows.