A very wealthy buyer is about to discover that there’s an oven stuffed with Manolos inside his new home. The New York Observer writes that the townhouse at 64 Perry Street — a facade known to viewers everywhere as Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment building — has sold for $9.85 million. Though Carrie herself lived on the Upper East Side, the house is in Manhattan’s West Village; in fact, it’s just two blocks away from the Bleecker Street outpost of Magnolia Bakery, a shop that was made famous by a season 3 episode of Sex and the City.
The buyer’s identity is a closely guarded secret, as is the seller’s. This makes sense, since even eight years after the show’s finale, SATC tours include a stop at 64 Perry Street. But constantly having to wave fans away from your stoop may be a small price to pay for an abode that features five bedrooms, herringbone wood floors, and six fireplaces. Six! That’s how many seasons Sex and the City aired. That’s bananas.
According to The Observer, the residence has been home to a few famous tenants over the years, including Project Runway mentor Tim Gunn. Does that mean whoever now owns this famous townhouse is also famous in his own right? In all likelihood, the answer is no — but if Sex and the City taught me anything, it’s that miracles can happen in New York City. (Also, that you shouldn’t let your purebred puppy loose in a dog park.)
Which real-life star do you think might enjoy living in Carrie’s old digs, PopWatchers?