She sold her designer-done loft in Brooklyn’s famously hyper-hipster Williamsburg neighborhood almost two years ago for nearly $275,000 less than the $2.9 million she paid for the Manhattan-view aerie just over a year before. However, eight-times Emmy nominated “Girls” creator and star Lena Dunham has recouped most of that loss on the recent sale of her West Coast abode, a 100-year old bungalow in the historic and sought after Spaulding Square neighborhood on Hollywood’s western edge that went for close to $2.95 million, nearly $225,000 more than the $2.725 million she paid six years ago and, equally notable, $150,000 above the not-quite-$2.8-million asking price.
Tax records indicate Dunham, who gave Vogue’s 73 Questions a peek around the then whimsical and eclectic home back in 2017, actually bought the property with her now ex-boyfriend, indie-pop musician Jack Antonoff, but bought him out in 2018, the year following their amicable late 2017 split.
The body positive showbiz polymath (and social media exhibitionist) has been on a roller-coaster journey of health issues over the last few years, about which she’s been vociferously public about. She had a hysterectomy due to severe endometriosis, which she wrote about in detail for Vogue, suffers from the rare connective-tissue disorder Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and, shortly after she celebrated two years of sobriety from anti-anxiety drugs last year, she revealed that she had been down-for-the-count (thought not hospitalized) with Covid-19.
Despite her ongoing wellness issues, Dunham, whose little-loved post-“Girls” series “Camping” lasted but a single season, remains busy as a beaver with a number of projects in various stages of production. She’s an executive producer on the HBO series “Generation,” one of the many unnerving explorations of teenage sexuality and the toxicity of social media now airing on cable channels, and she’s shooting (or about to shoot) what’s been called a “longtime passion project,” the Billie Piper and Bella Ramsey starring film “Catherine, Called Birdy,” adapted from Karen Cushman’s 1994 children’s novel of the same name, which Dunham has not only scripted but will direct and executive produce.