Monday, August 20, 2012

Monday Mish Mash: Kate Winslet

Oscar winning English actress Kate Winslet and Oscar-winning American filmmaker Sam Mendes parted marital ways in 2010. So the story goes, ex-Missus Mendes retained ownership of the family's New York City duplex penthouse pad atop the Eagle Condominium, a 12-unit, no-door-man building in the heart of the art gallery-choked Chelsea neighborhood.

We're not sure if Miz Winslet and the kids (and/or Mister Mendes) made much use of the house-sized penthouse pied-a-terre since the split and divorce but we are sure, as first revealed by the celebrity gossip hummingbirds at the New York Daily News, the light-flooded duplex digs have come up for lease with a monthly asking price of $30,000. The price includes all the oppressively neutral, ho-hum Shabby Sheek day-core.

Property records show Mister Mendes and Miz Winslet paid $4,995,000 for the approximately 3,300 square foot penthouse during happier wedded days in July 2004. Floor plans included with current lease listing information (above) show the two-floored configuration allows for three or four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms.

A long entrance hall extends deep into the apartment and explodes open to a capacious, 23-foot wide main living space that stretches nearly 47 feet long with 13-foot ceilings; a dozen over-sized windows on three sides; a central wood-burning fireplace; and a long wall of built-in book cases. The open, center-island kitchen has birch-colored, flat-fronted cabinetry; long snack bar and super-sized, top-grade, commercial-style stainless steel appliances.

Two guest family bedrooms share a vestibule off of which spoke a laundry closet suitable only for stacked machines, and a guest powder pooper plus a shared (if smallish) full bathroom for the bedroom occupants convenience(s). Across the entry all from the guest/family quarters, the south-facing master suite's complete with decent-sized walk-in closet and private, all-white attached bathroom with two sinks, two windows and separate shower and free-standing, claw-footed soaking tub.

The u-shaped stair case bends up to the second floor where a large, double exposure room is suitable for use as a family/media room/den or, because of its walk-in closet and attached bathroom, as a fourth bedroom suite. The upper landing and bedroom/den both open through French doors to an approximately 1,700 square foot wrap around terrace with fab (if not exactly birds-eye) city and river views.

Although one presumes Miz Winslet has long (and perhaps always) maintained a residence in London, we have no specifics about such a thing and our research does not readily turn up any other properties owned by either or the both of them.

listing photos and floor plan: Town Residential

21 comments:

KingPin Wichita said...

bland and sterile like Mendes films.If they ever remake 'One flew over the cuckoo's nest' they can film it here. The new bond film Skyfall is gonna suck.

Carla In California said...

This place is incredibly bland and boring. I can't believe anyone would pay so much $$$ for this place.... oh no, wait-it's Kate What's-Her-Face. Yes, I believe it now. ;)

BTW-Please fix what's-her-face last name spelling on the title. I know some people don't give a sh*t but you put too much work into this website to overlook this. :)

Anonymous said...

A shrink once said to me that women who live in all white houses often have dirty thoughts.

Carla's long suffering husband said...

Carla in California needs to take a happy pill. Her constant bitching is annoying.

Anonymous said...

It's a little too open concept for me. I like the white bathroom though.

Anonymous said...

The bookcases look mostly empty - I would wonder if this is her actual furniture, or just cast offs for lease.

Carla's Very Happy REAL Husband said...

Anon 5:11am [disguised as someone claiming to be Carla's long suffering husband]....

How is one comment "constant bitchin"? If anyone needs a happy pill, it's you. F*ck off.

And I happen to agree that this place is boring and bland. It's a home not a hospital.

Phillip Themholes said...
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Phillip Themholes said...

Kate doesn't need a cramped apartment like this anymore. Doesn't she have a line on that Branson money now?

Carla's long suffering husband said...

HELP MEEEEE!

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Carla's Abused Mother-in-Law said...

Everything Carla's Long Suffering Husband said is true. That wicked woman has done nothing but disparage and belittle my beautiful baby boy all these years. He always treats her like a princess, but nothing is good enough for her. Never mind that he slaves away at work for her daily while she sits her 400-pound self in bed and shovels food into her ever-expanding gut. It's disgraceful.

On top of all that, she even hurls abuses at her frail and handicapped elderly mother-in-law. I truly feel scared for my life from the fat slug! She would attack me if she could, but thankfully she cannot walk so she can only attack me with curses from her bed.

Anonymous said...

Whomever is starting a fight with Carla In California needs to get a life. I can't believe you picked a fight with someone over Kate F*ckin Winslet! STUPID!

I come to this board to read about real estate and Mama's witty comments. NOT read comments from immature bastards with nothing to do but spew hatred. Do you think this is a message board for immature little b*tches? It's not. It's for real estate lovers. Take your sh*t somewhere else!

I do believe that if there is anyone who is fat, sluggish and hateful, it is YOU... Anonymous coward hiding behind the name of a mother-in-law that probably does not exist! Why don't you tell us your real name? Take you sh*t somewhere else!

BTW - I agree that Kate is boring and bland just like this home.

Anonymous said...

She owned a house in Belsize Park that she sold to Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin - they still reside there.

Not sure about other London properties but she has a country house in the Cotswolds. Think it's in Church Westcote - Gloucestershire. She paid around £3M for it in the early 2000's & it was near derelict so no doubt spent many millions on it since.

Anonymous said...

She also owns a residence in Salisbury, CT

Petra's said...

HEY! Leave Carla alone. She always has good inputs and she's right about this place.

Carla's long suffering husband said...

Anonymous August 21, 2012 8:34 PM

= Carla in California having a meltdown. Oh, gawd, she's coming baaaack. HELP US.

Hide ma,quick!

Aileen Collins said...

The place is beautiful! I love the look and feel of the place. It is just wonderful and so peaceful. Wish to live in a place like this. :)

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Anonymous said...

Learn how to spell WINSLET, Mama.

Evan Rachel said...
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