Late last summer, the James Bond actor and the Academy Award-winner reportedly scooped up a townhouse listed by British novelist Martin Amis and his wife, writer Isabel Fonseca, per Page Six. The couple doled out $6.75 million for the house, which was a notable mark up from the $5.88 million price tag.
But the 6,600-square-foot home definitely didn’t come move-in ready. On New Year’s Eve in 2016, a fire broke out and caused serious damage to the top floors of the house. It received a “brand new roof and extensive repair,” per the listing shared by Corcoran brokers James Cornell and Leslie Marshall, though a contractor was needed to “begin the finishing work.”
The five-story home was “offered as a clean, blank slate and ready for a purchaser to finish to their specifications.”
The six-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom home did receive a total renovation in 2011, which included new windows, new heat and air conditioning systems, as well as an elevator that goes from the parlor to the fourth floor. The garden level is configured as a media-slash-family room, and the parlor and garden floors have direct access to the outside space.
The parlor floor has 14-foot ceilings and there are 12-foot ceilings on the upper levels. Custom millwork includes closets, bookcases, marble counters and kitchen cabinetry, as well as bathroom cabinets. There are Liebherr, Gaggenau and Viking appliances.
Amis and Fonseca bought the home for $2.5 million in 2010, and they’re now apparently residing in another Brooklyn apartment. Craig and Wesiz, however, are new converts to the borough—they were living in a Soho penthouse prior to this purchase.