Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Hugh Jackman is Really Rich!

A quick spin through hot bodied Aussie actor Hugh Jackman's long IMDB resume and we realize that we've never seen a single movie that featured his bulging biceps, thick thighs or acting prowess. In fact, for better or worse, Your Mama has not even heard of most of the films in which he has appeared.

Our admitedly lackluster research indicates that he of the eye popping nipples and six-pack stomach has appeared in a large number of Van Helsing and X-Men movies (not to mention a Broadway play or two), which explains why we've never seen them. Not only do we not care for the action-adventure genre of which he seems to be king of the heap and contrary to popular opinion we're not much of a theater queen either.

Anyhoo, according to the New York Observer's celebrity real estate boy wonder Max Abelson, Mister Jackson and his sexily squinted eyes are in contract to purchase a tremendous triplex in one of Richard Meier's gorgeous (but over rated) green glass buildings that overlooks the Hudson River on New York City's West Side Highway.

Spreading over three full floors, the unusually large unit is owned by Sun Microsystems co-founder Bill Joy who first put the 11,000 square foot unit on the market in November of 2007 with a blistering asking price of $40,000,000. The price was later reduced to a still staggering $33,000,000 and young Mister Abelson reports that his sources tell him the unit is in contract for something over $25,000,000. A lot of moolah to be sure, but nowhere near the forty mil Mister Microsystems originally wanted.

Mister Abelson's sources say the deal is a bit shaky, but if Mister Jackson does indeed consumate he'll be the proud owner of three floors of over-the-top minimalist fabulousness that features five bedrooms–including the full floor 51-foot wide master bedroom with custom fitted closets, exercise room, sauna and a party sized shower, three terraces, 5 full and 2 half bathrooms, a 51-foot long living room, a 54-foot long dining room, a 51-foot long recreation room and more closets than we can be bothered to count, a storage situation we're sure both Mister and Mrs. Jackman will appreciate.

Not that it's any of Your Mama's snarky beez-wax, but who knew Mister Jackman had this much damn money?

16 comments:

Madam Pince said...

Considering I've seen all his movies in the the-ATER and own them on DVD, this hot hunka man oughta be damn rich!

Anonymous said...

wolverine is so hot...

Sandpiper said...

Oooooh, Mama. Hugh Jackman has such a pleasant face and kindly way ... and appears to be a good family man. It's an awesome space. Good for them!

This coming from moi, who seldom if ever has anything to say about buyer/seller; rather I stick to the architecture, which btw, I immensely dig.

Anonymous said...

He must have invested very wisely.

Anonymous said...

He lived in one of the Perry St towers in the past - right? 176 Perry doesn't make much sense - especially with young kids.

Mr T said...

He has that much moolah? I know he's starred in some big films, but $25MM seems like a big apple to chew on.

Anonymous said...

He must be VERY rich. I had no idea how much these X-men movies made - box office mojo says worldwide box office for the first three (there's a fourth coming) is $1.162 Billion (not including video, tv, etc, which has got to be huge too), and I assume he's got a great back end deal, at least on the second and third, and certainly the one coming up.

These are the kind of movies that make only a few actors super rich.

Anonymous said...

He's been working (and successfully) for ages and seems like a pretty regular family man with an unusual job. Smart of him to invest like this! And yeah, his man-nips, six pack, thighs, shoulders, hair, eyes, arms... oh god, how could I forget the arms and chest and OH MY! *pant pant*

Sally Secretary said...

I know I am probably going to get thrown in the oven and baked to a golden brown, but, to me the pictures look a lot like the lobby of an ultra modern office building. Not a home. I don't find anything comforting about it.

so_chic_darling said...

No Sally you're right on the money. The towers just aren't all that big of a deal if you ask me. In theory they are beautiful and they look good from the street BUT they are not on a street they are on a freeway that is busy 24/7 and 176 is the one in the middle of the three so you only have a view of the Hudson river and New Jersey out over the West Side Highway.
Thanks, but no thanks.

so_chic_darling said...

Like everyone else he will buy, sit on it and sell for a profit when the market picks up. NOBODY lives in the Meier glass coffins for long because it's unbearable.

Anonymous said...

"NOBODY lives in the Meier glass coffins for long because it's unbearable"

This is complete & utter nonsense. I'm sorry but have you ever actually been in them? Have you stayed overnight in them? Have you lived in them? Where are all the listings for 173/176 & 165 if people are always selling them? Can you reference anyone who moved in then immediately moved out?

Trudy Styler said...

Uhm, have you seen this?

http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2004/06/meier200406

(P.S. sorry but I don't know how to embed a link)

Anonymous said...

you reference an article that is over 4 years old and was written about time periods that occurred shortly after the construction. Do you have any current news?

Trudy Styler said...

Hmm. Okay.

There are currently 8 units for sale at 165 Charles Street (3 other recorded sales for 2008), 3 units for sale at 173 Perry (3 other recorded sales for 2008), and 2 for sale at 176 Perry (no other recorded sales for 2008).

I'm sure many of the residents are blissful about their units, but that's a good chunk of available and recently sold listings in those three relatively small buildings.

But whatever, I'm not going to get into a pissing match about it. Some people like them, think they're smashing, and others not. Who cares?

Jesse B. said...

I looked at the gallery on Radar. Although I am not a fan of minimalist furniture (reminds me too much for the poor trying to keep up with the Jones' and buying a big house they cannot afford using an ARM and then having no cash to buy furniture because the utility bill skyrocketed to $1200/mo.), I will surely take that apartment. I wouldn't want a view of the Jersey skyline, but hey, it's a huge apartment with a bazillion windows and efficient layout. You have to sacrifice some things and who knows how much it would cost if it had park views.