‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Director Kathryn Bigelow Nabs Tribeca Condo for $3M

Kathryn Bigelow. (Patrick McMullan)

Kathryn Bigelow. (Patrick McMullan)

Kathryn Bigelow, the Oscar-winning director of The Hurt Locker–and, more recently of Zero Dark Thirty–has just closed on a two-bedroom sponsor unit at the boutique development at 449 Washington Street for just over $3 million, according to city records. Ms. Bigelow’s purchase, which was accomplished through the Carmen E. Maestro Family Trust, means that the only remaining available home in the building is the three-bedroom maisonette, currently listed for a considerably steeper $6.6 million.

Corcoran’s Monica Novo has the maisonette listing, which shows a sprawling, light-filled home, if one also victimized in a minor way by an oddly equine theme in its staging–zebra rug and pillows, a number of horse drawings–and Ms. Novo also handled the sale of the director’s new place. As is to be expected in brand-spanking-new Tribeca development, the 1,665 square-foot apartment exhibits a veritable parade of flashy fixtures and finishes: Viking Appliances, Carrera Marble, Hans Grohe Fittings. There are two bedrooms and an open kitchen, beamed ceilings, a balcony and a trio of exposures. Also on offer amid the quarter-sawn oak floors are a wine refrigerator, an ethanol fireplace and Bang and Olufsen surround sound.

Farmhouse faucet!

Farmhouse faucet!

If all this sounds a little chichi for an artiste with Ms. Bigelow’s hard-nosed oeuvre, the building itself does date to 1920, sporting an industrial, rustic exterior. Besides, what movie buff doesn’t want surround sound?

‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Director Kathryn Bigelow Nabs Tribeca Condo for $3M