Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Is this home fit for James Bond?

Or at least an actor who has played the character in the movies...

Last Thursday, the Post noted that Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig were continuing their house hunting around town... and that Weisz, who previously lived on East 11th Street with ex-husband Darren Aronofsky, looked at 238 E. Fourth St. just west of Avenue B.

At the time, the listing for 6,500 square-foot condo (asking $8.5 million) was not yet online.


Now it is.

Let's take a look via Town:

Surrounded by charming cafes and the most beautifully tended gardens in Manhattan, discover a published, discreet home, stunning from the moment you pull into the garage and enter this gracious, four story residence. Enter this beautiful home, and enter another era where true artisanship is revered. From the ceramic tiled foyer, which guides you past the chic, whimsical powder room, and into an awe-inspiring great room, with dramatic 18 foot custom-crafted wood coffered ceilings, created by the millwork artisan of the Gramercy Hotel Rose Bar, this home enchants the spirit as well as the senses. The great room serves as a grand, yet comfortable living space, centered around the massive, Italian Renaissance-style wood burning fireplace, which graces a sleek, poured concrete epoxy-finished floor.

Oh lordy. Make it stop. There are actually four more overly descriptive paragraphs just like this one. But you get the idea.

Just look now...







And floor plans...


Previous 238. E. Fourth St. coverage here.

[Images via Town]

19 comments:

Jeremiah Moss said...

they lost me at "whimsical powder room."

people still say "powder room"? as in, "i'm going to powder my nose"?

Hey19 said...

@ Jeremiah
I thought that... Um, meant something else.

If I was crazy rich, I would prob take a look at this place. seems pretty nice and big for 8.5MM.

This couple is ok in my book, I like RW, mostly because of Constant Gardner, but other stuff also, and these new Bond as Borne movies are always good for some action.

Bowery Boogie said...

daniel craig is #2 bond, for sure. right behind connery.

glamma said...

this corner is going to totally suck without kates and max's

Anonymous said...

If you have this kind of money and the privilege of making your living on a movie set, why the hell would you plop down right in the middle of dirty asshole East Village? These people could live anywhere and they want to be a stone's throw from Billy Hurricane's. OK.

Anonymous said...

Lovely home! But my bf and I are done with NYC. It's just not the same (I've lived here for 21 years. Most of it in the LES).

We'll probably fashion our home (and acreage) in Vermont or New Hampshire in this style but far, far away from vermin and people and noise.

Lisa said...

What numb-nuts decorator opted for fluffy white pendant lamps-- in the kitchen?

But, why stop there? No Dadaist kitchen is complete without a set of fur-lined teacups and spoons!

nygrump said...

Anon 11:02 - if you think by moving to NH or VT you will evade the 2 legged vermin you have a great surprise coming to you. I speak from personal experience. And you'll find the constant paranoia of lyme disease replaces the paranoia of mugging.

Anonymous said...

Do us a favor and move out of the neighborhood.

These people move over here and think it's cool. It's not cool anymore because of people like you. Celebrities only hurt the neighborhood. It just makes it more and more allowable. We are currently in a class war!

The developers, the Bloomberg administration, the film industry, the media, the restauranteurs, the celebrities, etc., are all in the same camp as far as I'm concerned.

Just stay out!, otherwise there isn't going to be any character left. Then, then maybe filmakers won't want to shoot over here, once it's all gone, you know.

bllue glass said...

could you please send somebody to straighten out the four stacks of books on the coffee table.

esquared said...

created by the millwork artisan of the Gramercy Hotel Rose Bar...

Does this mean that Mr. Bond will now have his martinis not shaken nor stirred, but artisanal?

That building and apartment look perfect for parkour.

Rocky Raccoon said...

They are both bad actors so they should do quite well in this badly designed over the top space. Why must folks like this feel the need to come here and flaunt there wealth. Do they realize that they are living in a condo that is sitting on the carcass of a building that probably housed working class people until they wrere driven out by some greedy landlord? Or perhaps it was a community garden.

Anonymous said...

And be sure they use the servant's entry!
(left corner floorplan)

Anonymous said...

Sucks that there's no bathroom on the Living/Kitchen floor. You need to go up or down to take a leak.... or maybe movie stars don't ???

Anonymous said...

Is the interior designer schizophrenic? What a nightmare.

Anonymous said...

I live right around the corner form here. Holy Crap, that's what it looks like inside?!

Honestly the area is changing big time, with the close of Cabrini as Condos and Kate's as hopefully-not-a-Starbucks, I'm not sure I'll recognize it in a year.

Goggla said...

I love the Sephora-inspired sitting room...and I wonder how those illuminated sham-wow puffs will smell after a year of cooking in that kitchen,

Kurt said...

@Googla, First of all that giant overhead ventilation hood will take care of 75% of all kitchen smells. Second of all I'm sure they can replace their puffs every few weeks. These are just a few things that differentiate the rich from the likes of use.

BBnet3000 said...

"Lovely home! But my bf and I are done with NYC. It's just not the same (I've lived here for 21 years. Most of it in the LES)."

"far away from vermin and people and noise."

There werent vermin, people, and noise for the last 21 years? Thats a new thing?