Weekly Top Ten Real Estate Hot List Tue: 10-02-2012
First it was Helen Gurley Brown who showed women that they could have it all when she published her book Sex and the Single Girl in 1962. She reinforced her belief in women’s sexual freedom, having great jobs and fine-tuning their allure to attract men through their looks, their clothes and the contents of their apartments, through the monthly refresher of Cosmopolitan magazine for 32 years afterwards. By the time Sarah Jessica Parker came on the scene as Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City, we got to see the end result of what Helen Gurley Brown had started, and it was fun! It was fun because we were those women now. But proving that life continues to evolve, we were further enticed by the movies that followed, taking us into the beginning of the complications of marriage and children while trying to maintain their original selves. We hear that a new series is in the works, The Carrie Diaries, and though the lead will be played by another, Sarah Jessica Parker and her cohorts in adventure will always be who we think of as the years continue to unfold.
Carrie’s, . . uh, Sarah’s . . real life “Mr. Big”, is none other than one of our favorite actor-producers, Matthew Broderick, to whom she’s been married for fifteen years. They and their children live in New York but also have homes in Ireland and in the Hamptons. Recently they have put their New York apartment on the market, causing much speculation as to what city property they will buy next. The elegant Village townhouse is located just off Fifth Avenue on East 10th Street. The 25 foot wide home has 5 floors, terraced garden, 7 working fireplaces and large airy rooms filled with light.
Purchased in 2011 for $19 million – now asking $25 million.