Case closed! Former Law & Order detective Benjamin Bratt and his former Bond girl bride Talisa Soto recently sold their $2.5 million loft apartment at 43 West 13th Street, city records show.
The easy-on-the-eyes Miss Congeniality actor and Ms. Soto, a model and actress born in Brooklyn, sold the three-bedroom apartment to Chipotle’s chief marketing officer, Mark Crumpacker, who fortunately for Chipotle isn’t the company’s chief negotiating officer, considering he bought the loft for exactly the listing price. The apartment, described in the Sotheby’s listing as “irresistibly cheerful due to walls of oversized windows,” went on the market last fall for $2.5 million but quickly went into contract less than three weeks later. And with 13-foot ceilings and a sweeping, mainly open floor plan, it isn’t hard to imagine why this “loftlover’s fantasy” jumped off the market. The listing agent for the apartment, Sotheby’s Debbie Korb, did not respond to requests for comment.
Bratt and Soto, who married in 2002 soon after Mr. Bratt’s public split with Julia Roberts, have two children; 7-year-old Sophia Rosalinda and her little brother, Mateo Bravery, born in 2005. The apartment sale supports rumors that the Bratts may be doing some coast-hopping due to Mr. Bratt’s new guest starring role on ABC’s hit sitcom, Modern Family, which films in Los Angeles.