Earlier this year, just a few short months before “White Lotus” breakout star Alexandra Daddario and her new beau, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” film producer Andrew Form, went public with their relationship and plunked down $7.3 million for an elegant family-sized house in L.A.’s tony Hancock Park, the New York City native, who grew up in a handsome turn-of-the-20th-century townhouse on the Upper East Side, ponied up $515,000 for an updated studio-style co-operative apartment on a high floor of a 1930s prewar apartment house that looms over a busy intersection at the fashionable confluence of lower Manhattan’s Chelsea and Meatpacking District neighborhoods.
However, with a big new house in Los Angeles and a new boyfriend with young L.A.-based children — Form is freshly divorced from “Fast and Furious” star Jordana Brewster — Daddario has caught a classic case of Celebrity Real Estate Fickle and flipped her Manhattan bolt hole back up for sale at a tiny bit below $500,000. It does not take a mathematics genius to calculate that Daddario is looking at a loss of at least $15,000, not counting carrying costs, improvement expenses and real estate fees that could easily drive up the financial hit to more than $50,000.
With nine-foot beamed ceilings, lustrous oak floorboards, and an updated vintage bathroom, the only just about 600-square-foot east-facing unit manages to comfortably squeeze in a tiny but proper foyer, a spacious custom-fitted walk-in closet and a small, smartly configured kitchen updated with white laminate cabinetry, a glass tile backsplash, and gleaming up-to-date stainless-steel appliances. Daddario made few changes to the pint-sized pad, the most significant being the removal of a built-in Murphy bed in a nook that’s now suitable as a petite dining area or home office.
The windows in the kitchen and main living space look directly out at another handsome prewar apartment house but an oblique peek out the windows reveals a panoramic skyline view that includes the top of the Empire State Building. Residents of the pet-friendly building enjoy 24-hour doormen, porters, a communal roof terrace, on-site laundry facilities, basement storage units, and an area for bikes. The apartment is listed with Mary Barbrack of the Julia Hoagland Team at Compass.
The “Percy Jackson” film series, “Why Women Kill” (2019) and “Baywatch” (2017) actor previously owned a two-bedroom midcentury bungalow in L.A.’s historic Hollywood Dell neighborhood that she sold late last year for almost $1.5 million, a chunk over the $1.15 million she paid in June 2017.