Christina Ricci’s New York Townhome Is Up for Sale and the Kitchen Is Not What You’d Expect
Now that she and her new husband, hairdresser-to-the-stars Mark Hampton, share a permanent Los Angeles home, Christina Ricci’s East Coast ties don’t bind. Translation? The Emmy-nominated Yellowjackets star has listed her stone-accented clapboard row house in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood for $2.2 million.
Purchasing the turn-of-the-20th-century, two-family townhouse property for just under $2 million almost 8 years ago, this is probably not the (Addams Family) mansion you would assume the star would be occupying herself. And, chances are, she didn’t. Both units were actually occupied by renters, commanding $2,700 per month for the lower unit in late 2019 and $4,700 per month for the upper duplex in late summer 2020. The three-story semi-detached house measures a meager 25 feet wide and 30 feet long and is set on a 100-foot-deep lot.
As a two-family property, both condos are bright and beautiful despite their size. The roughly 600-square-foot garden-level apartment has room for one bedroom, one bath, and a 20-foot-long modern open concept kitchen/living area with direct access to the backyard. There’s plenty of space for outdoor entertaining, with a patio (can you say Weber grill?) that opens into a lush garden space, running the length of the property. The light colors of cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and fixtures, and the small two-seat island definitely brighten up the tiny space.
Tons of ceiling pin lights run throughout the 1,200-square-foot, two-story upper unit with two bedrooms and two baths as well as a petite study. Newer cherry-toned flooring in the adjacent dining room flows into the open plan of a renovated chef’s kitchen, with carved corbels, two-toned cabinetry, and granite counters. The space is highlighted by generous storage and prep space, two sinks, and a central island, with a small deck outside that links to the small-but-mighty backyard via a stairway. The spacious dining area flows into a sunny, south-facing, living room with a gas fireplace.
Despite the building’s extensive renovation from its original look, period architectural flourishes remain, such as a floral stained-glass dome capping the slender staircase, inlaid parquet floorboards, and a pilastered fireplace.
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