[one_fourth]Size: 1,200 sq ft[/one_fourth]
It seems Sally Field downsized. Of course, that may or may not be true. A “Sally Field” purchased a $2.55 million dollar co-operative apartment at 2 Horatio Street in late October, just months after she sold her Malibu estate for $5.65 million. The girl has to live somewhere and it seems as though she decided on a new, smaller, but none-the-less-attractive, home in the Big Apple. You’ll be sorry Miss Sally when the snow starts to fall.
The two-bedroom, two-bath apartment comes with a hefty monthly maintenance fee totaling $29,112 a year. If she just makes a 1 percent return on the money left from the Malibu sale, she can use the interest on the funds to write the monthly check. Like many baby boomers, she probably loved the beautiful view, horse stables, expansive house and pool of the Malibu property, but simply was tired of the upkeep and shoveling horsey poo each morning. Of all the stars, it would be easy to envision this down-to-earth Forest Gump mama doing that, but I’m wagering she had help.
The new quarters, a 1931 Bing Brothers building, comes with all the amenities you’d expect from a posh New York apartment co-op. It has a full-time doorman, bike rooms, laundry service and even allows pets. The master bedroom has its own wood burning fireplace, a bathroom and two closets, on of which is a walk-in. The other bedroom, a tad bit smaller, doesn’t have the luxury of the fireplace, but does have all the closet space and its own bathroom.
Nestled between the two bedrooms is the living room/dining room combo that also offers a wood burning fireplace. You walk into a long entry way with a coat closet. To the left is the door to the master bedroom, then the open space of the living/dining area. To the right you have the perfectly sized kitchen for those of us who prefer take-out but occasionally want a homemade salad or steamed veggies. It opens to the dining area with a long counter half topped with butcher block and the other half with marble.
There’s a beautiful view of New York from every window and even though there’s less space, there’s less maintenance. While there is no large lawn and greenery, the breathtaking view doesn’t require mowing. The only true negative will occur when the chilly, snowy winds of the New York winter start howling at those windows. Ms. Field may rethink the relocation, if it is the “Brothers and Sisters” Ms. Field everyone loves.
image source: street easy