Ellen Barkin’s downtown NYC townhouse sells for $11M

Emmy Award-winning actress Ellen Barkin’s Greenwich Village townhouse — an 1841 Greek Revival charmer with an addition by the late Louvre Pyramid starchitect I.M. Pei — has offered for $11 million, based on metropolis property data.

Barkin’s residence, at 153 W. twelfth St., was offered by a belief. The trustee, Blaine Lourd, is a cash supervisor and the youthful brother of Creative Artists Agency associate Bryan Lourd.

Back in 2017, Barkin — who obtained her begin in 1982’s “Diner” earlier than transferring on to star with Al Pacino in “Sea of Love” — fended off a burglar throughout an tried dwelling invasion on the property after which tweeted about it.

The three-story, 20-foot-wide dwelling is 2,577 sq. ft. Barkin bought the home, through a belief, for $7.5 million in 2006, following her pressured removing from ex-husband Ronald Perelman’s East 63rd Street townhouse. (She had beforehand been married to actor Gabriel Byrne, with whom she shares two children.)

Ellen Barkin.

The dwelling offered through a belief.
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Barkin once said she thought the townhouse was beautiful, but overall preferred more convenient apartment living.
Barkin as soon as mentioned she thought the townhouse was lovely, however general most popular extra handy condominium residing.
Stefano Giovannini

Barkin as soon as spoke to More journal in regards to the townhouse: “It’s beautiful,” she mentioned, “but I’d rather have an apartment, quite frankly. I don’t like being responsible for a house. I don’t want to shovel snow. I want to pick up the phone and say, ‘My bathroom is leaking,’ and hang up.” She additionally mentioned she thought of gardening — for a New York minute. “I’m a New Yorker. I wouldn’t care if I never saw a tree again in my life. I was thinking last year, ‘Maybe I should garden.’ And then I thought, ‘nah.’ ”

In 1981, the house was offered to the Cooper Union. By 2002, the college had offered it for $2.6 million to Joseph Bae, a managing director at KKR, then referred to as Kohlberg Kravis Roberts. Bae renovated and restored the house — together with that I.M. Pei-designed 20-foot-deep extension. The dwelling additionally contains a completed basement and an out of doors kitchen.

Bae, who had moved to KKR’s Hong Kong workplace, then offered the townhouse to Barkin. 

The dealer is Jim St. André of Compass, who additionally offered Barkin’s 74 Fifth Ave. dwelling for $1.75 million in 2021.