Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Winona Ryder Rydes Out of Gramercy Park

According to property records and the dirt dishing Page Six column in the NY Post, Oscar nominated actress Winona Ryder quietly sold her Manhattan co-operative apartment located at 1 Lexington Avenue in the relatively halcyon Gramercy Park neighborhood. Miss Ryder sold her crib to neighbors for $2,200,000 so details on the second floor apartment are slim. However, because the 12-story apartment house faces private Gramercy Park, Your Mama presumes the unit includes a coveted key to the gated green space.

Since Miss Ryder's acting career has been in a major tail spin since her 2001 arrest and 2002 conviction for shop lifting at swanky Saks Fifth Avenue in Bev Hills, some snarks and real estate gossips will surely speculate that the sale may be due to a lack of coin. But Your Mama would not be so quick to jump to that conclusion, because not only did the born blond celeb make boo-coo bucks in 1990s, she now has several film projects in pre- and post-production including soon to be released The Informants and next year's Star Trek.

Prop records show that Miss Ryder, who has been recently rumored to be humping around with Keanu Reeves, still owns a three bedroom house on Union Street in San Francisco that she purchased in 1995 for $1,3000,000 as well as her long time four bedroom mini-manse on N. Doheny Drive in Los Angeles that she purchased in 1998 for $2,600,000.

Miss Ryder's now former apartment is located just a few buildings away from Oscar winning actress Julia Roberts' Manhattan digs and a few floors down from the large duplex that Uma Thurman–yet another Oscar nominated actress in the 'hood–owned with ex-huzband and nanny-luver Ethan Hawk. Property records show that Uma Thurman sold that 7th and 8th floor co-op at 1 Lex in October of 2006 for $8,600,000 which was just a few months after she bought another smaller duplex in the building for $2,65o,000. Phew. Did you get that children?

11 comments:

bentley said...

I love Gramercy Park and the surrounding buildings. It has a very 'Old New York' feel to it.

lil' gay boy said...

I say, "What a steal!", but . . .

;-)

Anonymous said...

I love Gramercy Park as well, but some of the neighborhood I don't like so well. Wish I had a key.

Anonymous said...

This is a horrible time to be selling real estate. I'm in the business, too, Mama. So if Wynona sold her place for that price in that location, something is up.

Viva! said...

Nice place. For her sake I hope she didn't sell it for fast cash.

Anonymous said...

Residents of 1 Lex do not have keys to the park. Only residents of buildings with a Gramercy Park address have access.

Anonymous said...

Hmm. 1 Lex faces the park...ad this apt. at 1 Lex has a key:

http://www.corcoran.com/property/listing.aspx?Region=NYC&ListingID=902361

sandpiper said...

What a charming building. Lovely.

Anonymous said...

1 Lex absolutely comes with a key.
http://www.prudentialelliman.com/Listings.aspx?ListingID=922051

Anonymous said...

Lived here for seven years, that's news to me. The trust comprises only buildings with Gramercy Park addresses. I suppose it's possible they gave some special consideration to 1 Lex. However I would not appeal to brokerbabble as the ultimate authority!

Anonymous said...

1 Lex is entitled to a key because it is on one of the original lots facing Gramercy Park -- it's on the corner of Lexington Avenue and Gramercy Park North (21st Street). Technically, it could be designated a Gramercy Park North street address (which would be 49 Gramercy Park North). Same reason why the Gramercy Park Hotel (2 Lex) gets key access.