Whether you're an A- or B-list celebrity with an address in New York City, your real estate is bound to be ogled and envied by other New Yorkers.
In the past several days, a star-studded purchase, rental and future sale were all up for scrutiny, with the largest price tag affixed to the brick side-by-side townhouses former "Sex and the City" star Sarah Jessica Parker and actor husband Matthew Broderick bought for $34.5 million in the West Village, according to the Observer. Fused together, the houses at 273 and 275 W. 11th St. would create a 13,900-square-foot mansion with a 2,100-square-foot backyard.
That's twice the size of the Greenwich Village townhouse at 20 E. 10th St. that the couple sold for $18.25 million last July.
Meanwhile, pop queen Taylor Swift has found sanctuary in a four-floor townhouse in the neighborhood while she renovates her $19 million TriBeCa pad, TMZ reported. The 5-bedroom, 6-bathroom rental, outfitted with a 2-story patio, a private garage and indoor pool, is costing her $40,000 a month (about half of the annual median incomefor the neighborhood). It's owned by SoHo House chief technology officer David Aldea.
Across town, John Hughes-muse Molly Ringwald has listed her two-bedroom, 1.5-bath East Village co-op at 122 E. 10th St. for $1.8 million, per an Observer report. The apartment features 10-inch exposed-beam ceilings in the living room, a skylight on the second floor, two wood-burning fireplaces, and marble mosaic floors — the accents of our wildest dreams.