Live Like Carrie! Sarah Jessica Parker’s Village Townhouse Yours for $25 M.

  • Maybe sitting on a townhouse stoop turned out to be less fun for the real life Carrie than the one she plays on T.V.? Especially when such trips were accompanied not by insights into love and life but the constant flash of paparazzi cameras. SJP and husband Matthew Broderick have listed their five-story, 25-foot-wide townhouse at 20 East 10th Street. 

    This is not the Village townhouse where they hosted President Obama. The couple has two Village townhouses, you see.

    Although they already owned a townhouse on nearby Charles Street, Ms. Parker and Mr. Broderick bought the townhouse in March of 2011 under The Heirloom Trust for $18.9 million, selecting the five-bedroom after a lengthy search for the perfect city perch. But allegedly, they never moved in and now they’ve listed it for $24.9 million with Sotheby’s brokers Stephen McRae and Debbie Korb. Are they trying to collect a celebrity premium for having spent the last year-and-a-half there but not there?

    We can certainly see how Ms. Parker and Mr. Broderick fell for a spread with seven working fireplaces, a “massive, beautifully-detailed double parlor” and a Boffi kitchen with direct access to the garden for dining al fresco. Although don’t expect any of the endearing wackiness that SJP often displays in her clothing choices. We suspect that Ms. Wintour may have helped her decorate. It certainly has the sheen of icy perfection that the editrix is known for. Maybe it made Ms. Parker long for her other home nearby?

    And now we can all get back to our favorite activity—speculated on where SJP and her brood will move next. Park Slope? 15 CPW? Into her BFF Miranda’s building? Or staying where they are?

    kvelsey@observer.com

  • The Parker Brodericks are moving out. (Patrick McMullen)

  • The double parlor has 12-foot ceilings.

  • Take off your muddy Manolos before you walk on this carpet.

  • You could prepare a dinner for the president, his wife and 50 of your closest friends from this kitchen.

  • Naturally, the master bedroom is outfitted with one of the home's seven working fireplaces.

  • We're not sure about the tub.

  • The loft-like fifth floor.

  • The garden. Note the thick shrubbery--excellent for blocking paparazzi.