The Late Alan Rickman’s Spellbinding West Village Condo Lists for $1.7M

Severus Snape may have called the dark and grand halls of Hogwarts home, but the actor behind the greasy hair and black-drenched wardrobe seems to have preferred a lighter approach to his living spaces. The late Alan Rickman kept a condo in the West Village, its bright airiness unveiled recently when his estate placed the space on the market. Asking $1.695 million, the one-bedroom loft is an immaculately renovated haven in an idyllic location on the cusp of the lively Meatpacking District.

Perched in The Gansevoort Condominium, the prewar home spans just 925 square feet, a true pied-à-terre. Despite its dainty size, the unit never feels claustrophobic. Such a spacious atmosphere is a testament to the open floor plan, which flows from the kitchen with Caesarstone countertops to the dining area and living room. A wood-burning fireplace topped by a metal mantle warms this series of living spaces, while a crisp neutral color palette and five south-facing windows cast a brightening spell.

Down the hall lies the bedroom, an east-facing chamber with a wall of built-ins ideal for hiding away potions, or more likely books and favorite framed photos. The bathroom, with its clawfoot tub and double glass walk-in shower, provides the perfect place to wash away the day’s adventures.

Pamela D’Arc of Compass has the sleek listing with just enough space to unwind and no worry of long-staying visitors.