Daniel Radcliffe Buys a Sea Captain’s $5.65 M. West 12th Street Brownstone

Harry Potter has a nice new West Village house.

According to city records, a brownstone on West 12th Street that was apparently built 162 years ago by a sea captain, was just sold for $5.65 million to the same limited liability corporation that owns Daniel Radcliffe‘s apartment at Jean Nouvel’s 40 Mercer Street. The 20-year-old actor’s mother is listed on the deed.

According to a listing with Sotheby’s International Realty, which is the kind of fancy brokerage that doesn’t make things up just because they sound incredibly cool, the townhouse was one of three houses built by a sea captain in 1847 for his three daughters, and has six working fireplaces. A floor plan shows a 39-foot-long backyard (“cooled by beautiful old trees and landscaping,” Sotheby’s says), and a balcony off a bedroom overlooking it.

Mr. Radcliffe’s lawyer did not return a message, so it’s not clear if the actor’s moving to the West Village, or, like the apartment he bought at 40 Mercer, if the house will be an investment. But whereas that condo was put on the market for $20,000 per month right after it was bought, the house, between Greenwich and Washington streets, is not available for rent.

He has even more local real estate. Last year, he bought an apartment at One Morton Square, and was reportedly going to move there in time for his Equus performance.

mabelson@observer.com


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Daniel Radcliffe Buys a Sea Captain’s $5.65 M. West 12th Street Brownstone