Now living primarily in Los Angeles with her new husband, hairdresser-to-the-stars Mark Hampton, who is no doubt primping her to walk the red carpet as an Emmy nominee for her role in the acclaimed series “Yellowjackets,” Christina Ricci has decided to cut some East Coast real estate ties and hung a $2.4 million price tag on her stone-accented light-brown clapboard row house in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood.
Described on IMDB as a “Precocious, outspoken child-teen starlet of the 1990s,” with roles in numerous iconic films of the time, including “Buffalo ’66,” “The Addams Family,” “The Ice Storm,” and John Waters’ “Pecker,” Ricci purchased the unprepossessing building about 7.5 years ago for just under $2 million. The purchase was widely reported at the time. Built around the turn of the 20th century and extensively remodeled, the three-story semi-detached two-family house measures 25-feet wide and 30-feet long on a 100-foot-deep lot.
With a private, gated entrance nipped under the stoop, the roughly 600-square-foot, one-bedroom, one-bath garden-level unit includes a 20-foot-long combination living/dining/kitchen space with direct access to the backyard. Updated with air-conditioning and lots of pin lights in the ceiling, the 1,200-square-foot two-story upper unit has two bedrooms and two-baths as well as a petite study that could be utilized as a bedroom, albeit a tight one.
In the larger unit, eleven-foot ceilings add volume to the parlor floor, a floral-patterned stained-glass dome caps the slender staircase, and some period architectural flourishes remain, such as the inlaid parquet floorboards and pilastered fireplace in the living room. Newer cherry-toned flooring in the adjacent dining room flows into the open-plan kitchen, a traditional set up with carved corbels, two-toned cabinetry and granite counters.
The main floor bathroom sports tumbled travertine tile work, while the upstairs bath, which is shared with both bedrooms, as well as the study, has been renovated in a retro manner, with classic white subway tiles on the walls and black and white penny tiles on the floor. A small deck off the kitchen has a stairway down to the spacious and scrappy backyard, a long narrow area hemmed in by buildings with a stretch of patchy grass and a small deck shielded by trees.
It’s unlikely Ricci occupied either unit in recent years, as both were available as rentals; the lower unit in late 2019 at $2,700 per month, and the upper duplex in late summer 2020 at $4,700 per month. The property is available through John Carapella of Compass, and marketing materials state that both units are tenant occupied and that the next owner has the option to extend the leases or to have it delivered vacant.