Louis C.K. buys a $3.85M home in a celeb-heavy NYC address

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Disgraced comedian Louis C.K. —  accused of intersexual misconduct successful 2017 by aggregate women — has conscionable bought a co-op successful 1 of the city’s astir storied buildings.

The comedian, writer and producer, whose legal sanction is Louis Székely, spent $3.85 cardinal for an eighth-floor portion astatine the famed downtown Art Deco gathering One Fifth Ave., according to metropolis spot records. Following the accusations against him that year, he apologized for his misconduct successful an unfastened missive saying, “These stories are true.” (However, successful a 2020 special, helium made airy of them.)

Louis C.K., who tours London, Glasgow, Belfast and Atlantic City this month, whitethorn person been drawn to the building’s quirky history. In 2008, “Sex and the City” creator Candace Bushnell erstwhile wrote a novel, “One Fifth Avenue,” based connected the celebrity-heavy West Village “Gold Coast” building. It sits conscionable disconnected Washington Square Park.

In August, someone paid $1 cardinal implicit inquire to nab a unit, as Gimme Shelter antecedently reported.

The comedian's caller   location  has an unfastened  layout.The comedian’s caller location has an unfastened layout.Douglas Elliman Realty
One Fifth Ave., located successful  downtown Manhattan, has had a fig   of A-list residents implicit    the years.One Fifth Ave., located successful downtown Manhattan, has had a fig of A-list residents implicit the years.Douglas Elliman Realty
Features see  beamed ceilings and tons  of light.Features see tons of light.Douglas Elliman Realty
Among the old-world touches are beamed ceilings.Among the old-world touches are beamed ceilings.Douglas Elliman Realty

The four-bedroom, three-bath pad was connected the marketplace a specified 47 days. The co-op is simply a two-unit combo that was disposable for the archetypal clip successful astir 40 years. The country location was erstwhile featured successful Apartamento magazine, the listing notes.

The dwelling opens to an entranceway gallery, with a main chamber helping to 1 broadside and entertaining spaces, on with further bedrooms, connected the other. The residence besides features an unfastened room and a eating abstraction with oversize casement windows. 

Original plan details include parquet floors and pre-war ceiling beams. The building, by designer Harvey Wiley Corbett, dates to 1927.

One of the unit's bedrooms.One of the unit’s bedrooms.Douglas Elliman Realty
The gathering  stands adjacent   Washington Square Park.The gathering stands adjacent Washington Square Park.Douglas Elliman Realty
There's country   for an at-home enactment    space.There’s country for an at-home enactment space.Douglas Elliman Realty

Over the years, it has been location to artists, actors and stone royals. Robert Mapplethorpe changeable Patti Smith’s “Horses” medium screen there, and Jessica Lange bought 2 units successful the building. Blythe Danner, Gwyneth Paltrow’s mom, besides lived determination — arsenic did Keith Richards and “Scarface” manager Brian De Palma, who reportedly had Courteney Cox audition for her Springsteen “Dancing successful the Dark” euphony video successful his duplex.

Helena Bonham Carter besides lived successful the gathering with Tim Burton earlier their 2014 split; portion Wendy Wasserstein, of “The Heidi Chronicles,” called the gathering home, arsenic did Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and literate professional Michiko Kakutani. 

Building amenities see a double-height lobby, a doorman/concierge and a library.

The listing brokers were Douglas Elliman’s Erin Boisson Aries and Dustin Crouse.