Having shelled out a pinch more than $1.5 million last year for a photogenic micro-compound high above L.A.’s Laurel Canyon, fashion model Hilary Rhoda has now hoisted her longtime loft condo in New York City’s bustling and fashionably funky Astor Place on the block at $2.675 million.
The 5’11” cover model and cat walker, who’s appeared three times in the Sport Illustrated Swimsuit Issue as well as in countless fashion shows and ad campaigns, most notably for the legacy cosmetics conglomerate Estée Lauder, married hot-headed former ice hockey hot shot turned fashionista and wannabe actor Sean Avery more than five years ago. But, for unknown reasons that certainly aren’t this property gossip’s beeswax, tax records show she holds the New York and Los Angeles properties in her name only. Though their marriage has been marked with a fair amount of family strife — Rhoda sued her mother/former manager in 2016, whom she alleged stole a bunch of money from her, and Avery was “slapped with a restraining order” several years ago for harassing his mother-in-law — but the unjustly attractive couple nonetheless welcomed their first child, a boy named Nash, last year.
Rhoda, 33, acquired her light and bright Astor Place pad, a duplex condo on a lower floor of a full-service boutique building, coming up on 14 years ago. Sales records indicate she ponied up $2.077 million for the just-over-1,800-square-foot spread that is newly refurbished and configured with one spacious bedroom and two bathrooms, plus a couple of windowless interior rooms that might well be used as a home office, a dark nook for overnight guests, a serene meditation retreat or, since it’s typically in such short supply in Manhattan, storage.