Monday, 22 August 2011 11:55 AM
Actor Alec Baldwin has placed his luxury New York apartment on the market, two years after previously trying to sell the same place, to move to downtown Manhattan, claim reports.
Earlier this month, the New York Post reported that the Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning actor had put his home on the 22nd floor of The Eldorado building up for sale with an asking price of $9.5 million (£5.46 million).
However, a later report by the Real Estalker revealed the 3,000-square-foot, three-bedroom apartment on Central Park West was originally put on the market by Baldwin in 2009, with an asking price of $7.5 million (£4.55 million).
During Baldwin’s previous attempt to sell his Eldorado apartment he also listed a second, one-bedroom apartment with 12-foot ceilings on the ground floor of the same building.
That apartment had a $1.2 million (£728,000) price tag; however it is not listed for sale this time around.
The new attempt to sell the home comes, according to reports, as Baldwin is looking to leave the Upper West Side, where he has been a long-term resident, and move downtown – possibly to the Soho district.
According to the Post, Baldwin’s 28-year-old yoga instructor girlfriend Hilaria Thomas prefers lower Manhattan, where commuting time and distance would be reduced.
According to the Curbed website, Baldwin has signed contracts to purchase a duplex, 4,137-square-foot, four-bedroomed penthouse at the newly renovated Devonshire House in Greenwich Village's Gold Coast neighbourhood, paying $12.5 million (£7.58 million) for the property on East 10th Street.
The Real Estalker claims this property boasts interiors by renowned decorator Victoria Hagan and three sizable bedrooms, each with private (and windowed) toilet.
“The large master suite, tucked into an oblique corner of the building with eastern and northern views, features an entry vestibule with coat closet – which we love – a windowed bathroom with separate glass-enclosed shower and raised soaking tub, private sitting area/study, and a dressing hall lined with closets,” the report added.
“The main living space pinwheels around a floating staircase and includes a formal dining room, living room with fireplace, and eat-in kitchen with centre island breakfast bar plus room for a table.”
The decision by Baldwin to move downtown comes after a previous search centring on the Upper West Side, which led him to view property at the Apthorp building and a four-bedroom place at The Dakota priced at $12.5 million (£7.58 million).