BUYER: Louis C.K.
LOCATION: New York City, NY
SIZE: (approx.) 1,300 square feet, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Six-time Emmy-winning stand up comedian Louis C.K., who can also brag about winning a prestigious Peabody Award, has added a $2.45 million co-operative apartment in New York City’s West Village to his expanding residential property portfolio, as was first sussed out by the vigilant celebrity property gossips at The Real Deal. Based on measurements shown on the floor plan included with digital marketing materials, the high-floor unit, a combination between a studio and a one-bedroom, measures in at around 1,300 square feet with two ample bedrooms and two less-than-ideally but presumably well-ventilated windowless bathrooms.
Together with the roomy foyer, the L-shaped combination living and dining room stretches to 29-feet-long and features parquet flooring, a couple of architect designed floor-to-ceiling bookcases, and a room-wide ribbon of east-facing windows with panoramic city views. Just inside the front door a pretty puny but efficiently arranged U-shaped kitchen is updated with cherry wood cabinetry and granite counter tops and opening off the short corridor that links the living/dining room to the bedrooms there’s a unexpectedly spacious laundry room along with a tiny and windowless but certainly nice to have office. The unassuming apartment house, on a busy corner along Sixth Avenue, provides residents doorman and concierge service and a landscaped common roof terrace with tables and a gazebo.
Mister C.K., whose last name is Székely, co-owns with his ex-wife, portrait painter Alix Bailey, several small units in a brownstone building nearby — the most recent of the bunch was acquired early this year for $564,900 — as well as a faux-timbered, turn of the 20th century Tudor cottage on about 2.2 waterfront acres on postcard-perfect Shelter Island, NY, that he picked up in May 2014 for $2.44 million and was once the summer home of baseball legend Babe Ruth.
Besides his eponymous sitcom “Louie,” which he not only writes and stars in but also edits, directs and produces, Mister C.K. has his professional hands in an impressive number of interesting and critically acclaimed pockets. He wrote and produced and co-starred with Steve Buscemi and Edie Falco in the two-time Emmy nominated web series “Horace and Pete,” he co-created, co-writes and executive produces the Pamela Adlon-starring series “Better Things,” which was recently picked up for a sophomore season, and he co-created, executive produces and writes for the dark, quirky and somewhat surreal comedy series “Baskets” for which comedian and actor Louis Anderson received a 2016 Emmy for his pitch perfect portrayal as Zach Galiafinakis’s bluntly over-bearing but well-meaning and Coscto-obsessed mother Christine Baskets.