We can’t confirm whether or not it’s magic, or comes with a motorcycle and will be served up in Jesus’ shoe! But a pricey New York City penthouse in Manhattan’s Little Italy neighborhood originally asking $7.35 million is under contract to be sold to “Bridesmaids” star Melissa McCarthy and her longtime actor/filmmaker husband Ben Falcone, as first reported by The Wall Street Journal.
Once the deal is finalized, the comedic couple — who also own a multimillion-dollar mansion in the Toluca Lake area of Los Angeles that serves as their primary residence, plus a sprawling estate in the tony Buckhead enclave of Atlanta — will enjoy a 2,300-square-foot unit with three bedrooms and four baths on the seventh floor of The Grand Mulberry building, a 20-unit development designed by architect Morris Adjmi and built last year.
Featuring an open floor plan, the stylish interiors are adorned throughout with white oak floors, high ceilings and sliding glass doors, and an expansive wraparound terrace bolstered by decorative planters offers plenty of room for al fresco dining and enertaining amid sweeping city views.
Among the highlights: a keyed-access elevator entrance galley, plus a cozy den lined with bookshelves. There’s also a glass-lined great room and formal dining area topped by a trio of dangling light fixtures, as well as a gourmet kitchen outfitted with white matte lacquer cabinetry with brushed brass fixtures, a scallop-patterned backsplash, honed dolomite slab countertops, an oversized eat-in island and a suite of top-tier Miele appliances.
The master retreat comes complete with a luxe bath sporting radiant-heated terrazzo floors, custom black metal-framed dual vanities, and a wet room holding a soaking tub and steam shower; and topping it all off are plenty of building amenities — courtesy of a hefty $4,395 monthly maintenance charge — including a doorman and bike storage area, along with a landscaped roof terrace. The building also is expected to soon house the Italian American Museum on its ground floor.
The listing was held by Doron Zwickel of Core Real Estate.