Actor Alexander Skarsgård’s Rustic East Village Pad Full of Historic Character Asks $2.6M

One of the fun things about New York City is you never know who lives within the buildings you stroll by. And, downtown, it’s not a stretch to think at least one of the facades you’ve passed is home to a celebrity. If you’ve ventured along East 10th Street lately, then you’ve been right in Alexander Skarsgård’s neighborhood. Known for his roles in Big Little Lies, The Legend of Tarzan, and The Northman (now in theaters), the star picked up the top floor of a 19th-century townhouse there about five years ago and just put it on the market for $2.599 million.

The picture of historic downtown charm, the one-bedroom, one-bath exudes warmth with exposed brick and weathered wood beams. Skarsgård took time to renovate his cozy pad, modernizing the kitchen and bathroom while making upgrades elsewhere to retain the unit’s character. Most notably, the Swedish actor refurbished the original pine flooring and windows. No element was overlooked, even selecting new custom light switches that fit in with the storied aesthetic effortlessly.

Airy and unassuming, it’s a laidback haven where rustic architectural details are the star. In the sun-soaked, open living area, the ceilings range from 10-12 feet, with a prewar marble fireplace anchoring this heart of the home. Though it’s certainly drenched in natural light, there are no finished outdoor spaces yet. That could all change for a buyer with vision since the roof rights are also being sold with the apartment. Creating a rooftop oasis from scratch is entirely possible.

Emma St. Laurent of Compass holds the celebrity’s delightful East Village listing.