Kate Winslet’s Sophisticated Former Manhattan Rental Asks $7M
Celebrities don’t just buy, they also rent. When these homes hit the market, we get to peek inside and imagine how they fleetingly lived. A London manor occupied for years by Rihanna listed last month, and Marc Jacobs’s former Moroccan-style Malibu rental did the same in March. Now, a Manhattan townhouse that Kate Winslet temporarily called home has come on the market. With an unusual star-studded history found in its features as well, the expansive West Chelsea home asks $6.995 million.
If someone were to do a house swap like in Winslet’s rom-com The Holiday, they would certainly be pleased with this spot. Located along a serene seminary block on West 21st Street, the townhouse spans five stories and tallies 4,425 square feet of interior space, 1,950 square feet of exterior space, and enviable natural light. Currently configured as a 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom single-family unit, a home theater can easily transform into another sleeping space. Each level of the home serves its own distinct purpose, with a charming staircase making the flow between seamless.
Behind an intricate arch on the entry-level lies the kitchen, open and with counter space a chef would love. Upstairs, the parlor level features a sun-soaked living room with a wood-burning fireplace. The third level is all about the master suite. It boasts dramatic 12-foot ceilings, but most interestingly has a special sink that once belonged to Old Hollywood actor Cary Grant.
On the fourth and fifth floors, the rest of the bedrooms find their place. Then, to top it off in fashion, the rooftop is landscaped and furnished. Overlooking the charming garden and the glistening city, this may be the best seat in the house.
With celebrity cred and timeless style, this home will surely attract buyers effortlessly. Chris Poore and Eyal Dagan of Brown Harris Stevens have the beautiful New York City listing.