How much homes in ''You've Got Mail,'' Stepmom,'' and ''Meet Joe Black'' are really worth

By Megan Quitkin
Updated March 05, 1999 at 05:00 AM EST

The only thing greater than being young, independent, and living in New York is to be young, independent, and living in New York…in a Hollywood film. EW asked Manhattan real estate broker Alice London of Brown, Harris, Stevens to estimate the costs of some homes seen in several recent films.

Cruel Intentions — Ryan Phillippe and Sarah Michelle Gellar hatch evil plans from a spectacular three-bedroom spread on Fifth Avenue. London’s estimate: ”A view of the reservoir [in Central Park] is extremely expensive. This might cost between $4.5 and $5.5 million.” Tough to say what’s more awe-inspiring — the living room or Buffy as a brunet.

You’ve Got Mail — Near-bankrupt-bookstore owner Meg Ryan lives in an Upper West Side brownstone with a living room big enough to hold a piano. London’s estimate: ”$350,000 to $500,000.” Maybe Ryan invested in

Stepmom — Lawyer Ed Harris occupies a two-story, three-bedroom SoHo loft with a kitchen bigger than most studio apartments. London’s estimate: ”Sounds like 6,000 square feet, which would cost from $2.5 to $3.5 million.” Never mind that Harris may also dish out mortgage on his ex-wife’s house.

Meet Joe Black — Anthony Hopkins’ triplex penthouse boasts an indoor swimming pool. London’s estimate: ”You’re talking $8 to $10 million — easy.” No wonder Death decided to stick around for a while.

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