Sex and the City Townhouse Sells For $9.85 M

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The stoops are, as ever, ready for their close-up

We already knew that the Sex and the City house had sold, but we did not know for how much or to whom. One of those questions can be definitely answered now, the other may remain a mystery, at least until we work up the gumption to ring the doorbell.

The home at 64 Perry Street, listed for $9.65 million in early March with Sotheby’s brokers Joshua Wesoky and Steve Dawson, has sold for $9.85 million, according to city records.

Both the owners and the sellers have gone to great lengths to keep their identities hush-hush. The property is passing from 64 Perry LLC to MMKK Perry Street Realty LLC. We doubt that the new owner could be as famous as the building’s stoop, which played one of Carrie’s favorite spots for smoking and musing during the first three seasons of Sex and the City, but you never know.

The historic 5-bedroom home has been much in demand of late. After selling for $9 million—6 percent more than the list price—after only a few days on the market in Nov. 2011, the West Village townhouse was re-listed for $650,000 more this March, which it apparently had no problem fetching, and then some.

The house will offer its new owner ornate crown and ceiling moldings,  herringbone wood floors and the six fireplaces with carved marble mantels. Besides Sex and the City, it’s also acted in Woody Allen’s Alice and has been home to fashion guru Tim Gunn, who lived in an upstairs apartment for 16 years, documentary filmmaker Wheaton Galentine and Harold Eliot Leeds, who designed the Paris Theater, the Caribe Hilton in San Juan and Martha Graham’s dance studio.

Quite a pedigree, and the tour groups might disappear from the doorstep someday in the distant future (right?).

kvelsey@observer.com

 

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