Wavy-locked Michael Imperioli is best known for his turn as Christopher Moltisanti, Tony Soprano’s ne’er-do-well nephew on the eponymous HBO series. However, in more recent years, the actor has occupied himself with a turn in 2009’s ghostly thriller The Lovely Bones as well as with running his theatre company, Studio Dante at 257 West 29th Street, with his wife, Victoria Imperioli, an interior designer. The theatre’s offering was a cut above the typical fare at Bada-Bing, and garnered acclaim and praise from the theatre community and beyond.
However, in early 2008, the couple and Ms. Imperioli’s mother, Raisa Chlebowski, who also appears on a recently filed deed, put the Chelsea walk-up on the market for $5.5 million, though it took several relistings and price cuts before the building sold for $4.15 million this month, according to city records. The mixed-use, red brick building was listed by Corcoran‘s Susanne Columbia, who did not respond to requests for comment by the time this article was published.
The enterprising couple added another mixed-use walk-up to their portfolio at 499 Canal Street, which they bought in 2007 for $2.4 million to provide spill-over space for Studio Dante offices. Ms. Imperioli then told The Observer, “we needed extra space.”