It’s become New York’s answer to the Chateau Marmont for some of the world’s biggest stars.
An abandoned bookbindery-turned-high-end condominium at 443 Greenwich Street in Tribeca continues to make headlines for the steady stream of A-list stars who have purchased units there. Some of the biggest celebs to have signed on so far include Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, Jennifer Lawrence, Justin Timberlake, Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton and Harry Styles, sources told The Real Deal.
Nathan Berman’s Metro Loft Management, the developer of the building, which has a “paparazzi-proof” underground motor court, declined to comment on any of the big-name buyers but conceded that it’s become a magnet for the entertainment crowd. Berman has previously said that 90 percent of the buyers in the 53-unit building are “household names.”
Most buyers purchased under the guise of limited liability companies, so deciphering their true identities — and which buyers bought which units — is tricky, and some of the biggest-name buyers haven’t yet closed on their deals. Here’s a look at who has:
“Hunger Games” actress Jennifer Lawrence snapped up a 3,184-square-foot, three-bedroom pad for $9.03 million this year — and is now looking to rent it out for $27,500 a month. She purchased under the LLC New Bedford, though the significance of the name isn’t obvious. It’s no surprise she wants to rent it out, since Lawrence is currently on set in London filming the movie “Red Sparrow,” in which she plays a Russian spy, according to news reports.
The “Nightcrawler” and “Brokeback Mountain” star snagged an $8.63 million apartment in the building through his Woodrow Trust, according to public records filed with the city in June. He used the same trust, linked to Los Angeles business manager Warren Grant, to buy a house in the Hollywood Hills in 2005. The 2,868-square-foot apartment has three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms.
A magnet for the entertainment crowd,
the building has a “paparazzi-proof”
underground motor court.
Rebel Wilson may have become famous for playing the roommate from hell in “Bridesmaids,” but we wouldn’t mind sharing her new apartment. The Australian comedian paid $2.9 million in July for a unit at 443 Greenwich under the Blue Bay Trust. “I just love New York, and since I’m filming a movie here this summer I thought I may as well buy a place,” Wilson told WWD. Wilson paid almost $1 million less than the asking price for the 1,343-square-foot unit, which is on the first floor of the building and has two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
It looks like Meg Ryan will be getting mail at a new address. The “Sleepless in Seattle” and “When Harry Met Sally…” star nabbed a $9.39 million apartment in the building in June, according to city records. She bought the 3,155-square-foot, three-bathroom unit through her trust, Third World Dog. She recently found a buyer for her previous home, a spacious loft at 84 Mercer Street in Soho, which she sold for $9.9 million.
A trust that appears to be linked to the former One Direction crooner-turned-solo artist Harry Styles signed on for a 2,868-square-foot, three-bedroom unit way back in 2015, paying $8.71 million. A woman with the same name as Styles’ personal assistant, Emma Spring, is listed as the trustee on the deed, records show.
“Austin Powers” comedian Mike Myers closed on an apartment in the building for $15 million in December but actually took a $675,000 loss when he abruptly resold the 4,241-square-foot unit in March. The buyer disguised his or her identity with an LLC.