At the time Louis C.K. purchased a two-bedroom and two-bathroom co-operative apartment in a full-service post-war apartment house in New York’s Greenwich Village back in late 2016, the stand-up comedian wanted it badly enough he shoveled out $55,000 more than the $2.395 million asking price.
Now, after it was initially hoisted on the market early in the year at $2.5 million, C.K. would like to sell it badly enough he’s willing to take a half-million-dollar-plus loss on the 1,450-square-foot unit that’s now priced at $1.9 million.
On a high floor of an unassuming 21-story pale brick building with extensive frontage along usually frenetic Sixth Avenue, the east-facing city-view unit has been cleared of all personal belongings and virtually staged for the selling process, according to listings held by Corcoran’s Deborah Grubman.
Highlights of the fairly ordinary and conveniently located apartment include a large foyer with roomy walk-in coat closet, floor-to-ceiling bookshelves in the L-shaped combination living and dining area, and an updated galley kitchen. Both bedrooms are ample in size, and one includes a compact bathroom sheathed in mirrors and glass tiles. Other notable features include a small, windowless home office built into a large walk-in closet and a separate laundry room, a rarity in even some of the biggest and most sumptuous Manhattan apartments.
Monthly maintenance, which runs almost three grand a month, plus another $300 monthly assessment that expires at the end of the year, covers the cost and upkeep for 24-hour doorman and security services, on-side parking, and a furnished and landscaped roof terrace.
Since 2014, when he scooped it up for about $2.4 million, the six-time Emmy winner has also maintained a charming Tudor cottage on two bay front acres on sleepy Shelter island. And the New York Post reported this week that’s he’s just plunked down $3.85 million for a four-bedroom fixer upper in a sought-after apartment house on lower Fifth Avenue that’s famous for its many high-profile residents, Keith Richards, Blythe Danner, Brian De Palma, Helena Bonham Carter, and and Jessica Lange among them. Tax records also reveal C.K., short for Székely, and his ex-wife Alix Bailey continue to own and/or co-own a handful of small apartments in the same 10-unit building on the edge of the West Village and Meatpacking District. The various units were purchased in several transactions over about a decade. The most recent acquisition, a pint-sized studio, came in in 2016 for $565,000.
Since being called out in 2017 by numerous women colleagues for repeated incidences of bizarre sexual misconduct, the ginger jokester and award-winning film/TV writer/producer has apologized, albeit controversially by some accounts, released a standup special entitled “Sorry,” embarked on an international tour, picked up a 2022 Grammy in the Best Comedy Album category, and premiered the indie film “Fourth of July,” which he co-wrote, directed and produced.