Brooke Shields Bows Out of Soho Loft

  • After a successful if rather macabre run as the Addam’s family matriarch Morticia, Brooke Shields left Broadway with a grand bow and rousing applause in late December. Little did we know she was plotting another Broadway exit: Ms. Shields and husband Chris Henchy have sold their co-op at 458 Broadway, city records show.

    Sadly, the actress may not have earned the same accolades for her real estate performance as her stage achievements. While Ms. Shields and Mr. Henchy originally listed their apartment in August for $3.2 million, they ultimately fetched just $2.95 million on the sale.

    According to a listing from Stribling brokers Susan Wires and Jane Gardner, the three-bedroom, two-bath apartment in Soho features eleven foot ceilings, ideal for Ms. Shields’ amazonian stature (she stands at 6 feet tall). It seems that after a long night on stage Ms. Shields indulged in a well deserved tipple: her home features a 1,500 bottle walk-in wine storage “cellar” adjacent to the living room.

    The master bedroom features a walk-in closet (filled with Calvin Klein jeans, no doubt) and a claw-foot tub in the mater bath (no Blue Lagoon here). Two additional bedrooms, one listed as a Bedroom/Library, flank the heavily windowed living room. “Steps from the city’s best shopping and restaurants along with being very convenient to transportation,” the brokers coo in their listing. “This residence truly distinguishes itself!”

    The couple probably won’t be missing their old home too terribly much, as they have moved on to bigger and better things. Last summer Ms. Shields and family moved over to a newly-renovated Greek-revival townhouse on West 10th Street.

    The Soho home was purchased by Randi and Jeffrey Kapelman, who appears to be CEO of Hildun, a fashion finance firm.

    eknutsen@observer.com