After more than a decade in residence that saw him get married for the second time, to documentary filmmaker Hannah Beth King, have a third child at 67 years old — he has two adult children with Ellen Barkin, publish a memoir (“Walking With Ghosts”), and spend most of the COVID-19 pandemic in his hilltop house in Rockport, Maine, vaunted Irish actor and filmmaker Gabriel Byrne has hoisted his Manhattan condo on the market at $5.1. million.
Now 70 with two Tony nominations under his belt, a 2008 Golden Globe for his starring role in the HBO series “In Treatment,” and a still growing list of television, film and stage credits — he stars in the sci-fi series “War of the Worlds” and he’ll appear as Enzo Ferrari in the upcoming biopic “Lamborghini,” Byrne stands to earn a small fortune on the Nolita neighborhood condo he picked up in April 2010 for $3.36 million.
Just one of fifteen units in a low-rise luxury boutique building designed by the architecture firm Roman and Williams, the slightly shy of 1,700-square-foot apartment showcases solid walnut herringbone floors, French doors between rooms, gigantic double-hung mahogany windows, and a wood-burning fireplace in the six-sided living room. (A quick peek at the floor plan shows almost none of the rooms are conventionally square or rectangular.)
With a full wall of bookshelves filled with actual books, the dining room doubles as a library, and the kitchen sports Danish wood countertops along with custom cabinetry and upgraded designer hardware. Other features of note include roomy bathrooms sheathed in great slabs of marble, 11-foot ceilings — the highest in the building, sound-dampening windows to blot out street noise, and a private deeded storage unit in the basement.
Though small, the intimate and handsome red-brick building offers its residents several choice amenities, for which they pay quite dearly. In the case of Byrne’s pad, HOAs tally up to nearly $2,800 per month. Building staff includes a full-time super and an attended lobby, and there’s also a fitness center and a planted and furnished roof deck that offers 360-degree views of lower Manhattan.