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Louis C.K. buys up $3.85M home in celeb-rife One Fifth Ave.

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what will the neighbors think?

Infamous comedian Louis CK, who was accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women in 2017, just bought a co-op in one of the city’s most historic buildings.

The comedian, author, and producer, whose real name is Louis Sekelly, spent $3.85 million on an eighth-floor unit in One Fifth Avenue, a famous downtown Art Deco building. According to the city’s property recordsFollowing the accusations against him that year, he apologized for his misconduct in an open letter stating, “These stories are true.” (However, in the 2020 special, he downplayed them.)

Louis CK, who tours London, Glasgow, Belfast and Atlantic City this month, may have been drawn to the building’s quirky history. In 2008, “Sex and the City” creator Candace Bushnell wrote the novel “One Fifth Avenue” based on the “Gold Coast” buildings in her celebrity-filled Village of the West. there is. Right next to Washington Square Park.

In August, someone paid $1 million to get the unit. As previously reported by Gimme Shelter.

The comedian’s new home has an open layout.
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One Fifth Avenue in downtown Manhattan has had many A-list residents over the years.
One Fifth Avenue in downtown Manhattan has had many A-list residents over the years.
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Features beamed ceilings and lots of light.
It features a lot of light.
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Among the old world touches are the beamed ceilings.
Among the old world touches are the beamed ceilings.
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The 4 bedroom, 3 bath pad was on the market in just 47 days. Co-op is the first two-unit combo available in nearly 40 years. The corner house was once featured in Apartamento magazine.

The residence faces the entrance gallery, with the main bedroom wing on one side and the entertainment space and additional bedrooms on the other side. The residence also features an open kitchen and dining space with large casement windows.

Original design details such as parquet floors and pre-war ceiling beams remain. This building by architect Harvey Wiley Corbett Dates up to 1927.

One of the unit's bedrooms.
One of the unit’s bedrooms.
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The building is near Washington Square Park.
The building is near Washington Square Park.
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There is space for home workspace.
There is space for home workspace.
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Over the years, it has been home to artists, actors and rock royals. Robert Mapplethorpe shot Patti Smith’s ‘Horses’ album cover there and Jessica Lange bought her two units in the building. Gwyneth Paltrow’s mother, Blythe Danner, also lived there. He reportedly auditioned for Courteney Cox in the video.

Helena Bonham Carter also lived in the same building as Tim Burton before their 2014 split. Meanwhile, Wendy Her Wasserstein in “Heidi Her Chronicles” called this building her home, as did Pulitzer Prize-winning author and literary critic Michiko Kadoya.

Building amenities include a double-height lobby, doorman/concierge, and library.

Listed brokers were Douglas Elliman’s Erin Boisson Aries and Dustin Cruz.

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