A real estate reality check
How much homes in ''You've Got Mail,'' Stepmom,'' and ''Meet Joe Black'' are really worth
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 Amazon.com?
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.