Thursday, October 14, 2010
Dixie Chick Natalie Maines Does Manhattan
BUYER: Natalie Maines and Adrian Pasdar
LOCATION: New York City, NY
SIZE: 3,600 square feet (approx.), 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Today we're going to piggy back on a report by Jennifer Gould Keil in her Gimme Shelter column the New York Post about Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines and her hunky actor huzband Adrian Pasdar picking up a $4,300,000 pied a terre in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood.
The Dixie Chicks have won 10 Country Music Association Awards and 13 Grammy Awards, a well earned professional achievement that has made them rich and famous. The ladee-trio's lead singer, Natalie Maines, made herself even more (in)famous when in 2003 she she announced during a concert that the Dixie Chicks were "ashamed" that then president George Bush hailed from the great state of Texas." This did not make her very popular with a the more conservative segments of American country music lovers. Although she was far from the only American (or the only Texan) who felt that way, her words got the dander up of so many conservative types that many country music radio stations boycotted the Dixie Chicks' music. Some folks, those whose panties really got up in a wad, got together and made a silly display of themselves and destroyed Dixie Chicks' CDs. Still others, the really stoopid ones, made death threats. Pleeze. Miz Maines later publicly apologized for to President Bush for her impudence and disrespect, but continued to denounce the war in the strongest of terms.
In 2000, prior to the political dust-up that made her a household name, Miz Maines married smoldering actor Adrian Pasdar–uh, hello, Daddy!–who claims hobbies such as skydiving and chess and who has a giant anchor tattoo on his left arm, just like Your Mama, Chow Lee and our boozy b.f.f. Fiona Trambeau. Coincidence? Perhaps.
The couple's loft is located in a desirable building right in the very heart of New York City's contemporary art gallery scene amid a number of big name galleries such as Matthew Marks, The Pace Gallery, Max Protech, Friedrich Petzel, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., and Sonnabend, just to name a few. Also on the block, the soo-blime Comme des Garçons boo-teek with its exquisite tunnel entrance.
Listing information for the Maines/Pasdar loft, which practically hangs over the new and fabulous High Line park, indicates it was last listed at $4,449,000 and carries common charges and monthly taxes that total a punishing $4,514 per month.
Listing information also shows the loft-style condo measures around 3,600 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 3 poopers. The apartment is, according to the floor plan, currently configured with 3 bedrooms plus a windowed "sitting room" and a windowless "den."
A long and wide entrance hall with two huge walk-in closets directs traffic into the main living area, an "L" shaped, prairie-like loft space large enough to roller skate in with smooth concrete floors, exposed brick walls, a fireplace, and reasonably high ceiling criss-crossed with heavy exposed wood beams.
The discreet galley kitchen has long white counter tops (probably Corian or CaesarStone or some such thing), shiny Shaker-style black cabinetry, exposed brick walls painted white, and a small dining area with a view of the southern sky.
The bedrooms, well separated for privacy with no shared walls, include the master suite, located at the back of the loft, has a dressing room/entry with closets and built-ins, two additional walk-in closets, and a good-size pooper with twin sinks, another closet and separate tub and shower. What it does not have is a window–none of the three pooper in this loft do–which is a real shame for obvious olfactory reasons. Your Mama hopes and prays with all our real estate powers that Miz Maines and Mister Pasdar's first decorative choice will be to remove that upsetting nappy chocolate brown wall-to-wall shag carpeting in the master bedroom that looks like the mangy hide of a damn buffalo.
Miz Maines and Mister Pasdar own a couple of other properties including a house in Austin, TX and a glassy 5 bedroom 7 pooper contemporary crib in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles, CA they scooped up in July of 2007 for around $5,600,000.
Posted by Your Mama at 9:16 AM