Hilary Swank’s Townhouse Sold to the New President of Macy’s

Hilary Swank's former West Village townhouse just sold. Click through to see inside.
Courtesy Corcoran
The Academy Award-winner bought the townhome in 2002.
Courtesy Corcoran
Swank sold it in 2008.
Courtesy Corcoran
Hal Lawton bought the house for $10.5 million.
Courtesy Corcoran
Advertisement
There are numerous gas fireplaces.
Courtesy Corcoran
The master suite occupies a full floor.
Courtesy Corcoran
A window seat in the master suite.
Courtesy Corcoran
Advertisement
The master bathroom.
Courtesy Corcoran
Casement doors lead outside.
Courtesy Corcoran
The newly redone kitchen.
Courtesy Corcoran
Advertisement
The townhouse spans 3,736 square feet.
Courtesy Corcoran
The entryway.
Courtesy Corcoran
One of the three bedrooms.
Courtesy Corcoran
Advertisement
The private garden.
Courtesy Corcoran

Hilary Swank’s former West Village townhouse has a new owner.

The Academy Award-winning actress bought the four-story residence at 33 Charles Street back in 2002, when she was still married to Chad Lowe and sold it in 2008, a year after their divorce was finalized. Craig Anderson paid the actress $7.05 million for the three-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom abode, but now it has changed hands once again.

The new owner is none other than Hal Lawton, the newly appointed president of Macy’s. Lawton doled out $10.5 million for the 3,736-square-foot house, which was on the market for a touch under $12 million.

Hilary Swank sold the house in 2008. ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images

The charming home features a newly updated kitchen with a gas fireplace, limestone floors and floor-to-ceiling casement doors that lead to the private outdoor garden. There are 11-foot ceilings on the parlor floor, per the listing shared by Corcoran brokers Robert Browne, Jennifer Ireland and Chris Kann, who declined to comment on the sale. The living room features restored original woodwork and a new gas fireplace; another gas fireplace is located in the media room.

The master suite occupies a full floor of the home, with a fireplace in the bedroom. There’s a windowed walk-in closet and dressing room, in addition to a windowed bathroom complete with double sinks, a stall shower, soaking tub and a gas fireplace.

Lawton, who was named the new president of Macy’s in August 2017 and it’s easy to see why he’d opt for this West Village townhouse as his home base in New York.

While Swank may have vacated 33 Charles, she actually remained in the West Village—she scooped up a two-bedroom condo at 400 West 12th Street for $3.64 million in 2009. Alas, the actress primarily resides on the West Coast, as Browne told Observer in 2015, and often rents out the 1,500-square-foot apartment. It was last asking a hefty $20,000 a month.

Must Reads

We noticed you're using an ad blocker.

We get it: you like to have control of your own internet experience.
But advertising revenue helps support our journalism.

To read our full stories, please turn off your ad blocker.

We'd really appreciate it.

How Do I Whitelist Observer?

How Do I Whitelist Observer?

Below are steps you can take in order to whitelist Observer.com on your browser:

For Adblock:

Click the AdBlock button on your browser and select Don't run on pages on this domain.

For Adblock Plus on Google Chrome:

Click the AdBlock Plus button on your browser and select Enabled on this site.

For Adblock Plus on Firefox:

Click the AdBlock Plus button on your browser and select Disable on Observer.com.

Then Reload the Page