Sales in the city: Candace Bushnell gets her apartment ready for a date with a buyer

Candace Bushnell and her apartment
Candace Bushnell and her apartment
The former bathroom wallpaper
The former bathroom wallpaper

And she couldn’t help but wonder, “In a sea of apartments in this vast city, what does one have to do to get buyers to fall in love with yours?”

In order to find that answer, according to the Observer, Sex and the City-creator, Candace Bushnell, hot off the debut of her newest book, Killing Monica, has recently enlisted a trio of Brown Harris Stevens brokers — Chris Kann, Robert Browne, and Jennifer L. Ireland — to sell her Greenwich Village one-bedroom.

Originally listed in 2012 for $2.8M post-divorce from Charles Askegard, a principal dancer in the New York City Ballet, after he allegedly pliéd his way into another’s bed, 45 E. 9th Street has now been relisted for $2.6M after substantial modifications.

“Old and glittery” — the apartment, not Ms. Bushnell — the property had been adorned in “crystal chandeliers, gold leaf, mirrors and marble as well as pink-accented bookshelves,” as well as narcissistic pink bathroom wallpaper featuring the author’s face watching as one bathed. While exact changes have not been explained, from the listing pictures, it appears the decor is much more subtle, demure and beige.

Kann told the Observer Bushnell is breaking up with her apartment because, “the writer decided to sell because she wants to find a different apartment in a new neighborhood.”

The Observer also notes, “it also comes with Mr. Big—former Sex and the City star Chris Noth is a neighbor.”

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