Peek Inside Alan Rickman’s New York City Pied-a-Terre for Sale

updated Nov 12, 2020
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The New York City home of one of Britain’s most beloved actors has officially hit the market. 

Alan Rickman, known for diverse roles including Hans Gruber in “Die Hard,” Professor Severus Snape in the “Harry Potter” films, and his Tony Award-nominated spot in Noel Coward’s “Private Lives” on Broadway, passed away at age 69 back in 2016. And while his mark on the world of entertainment isn’t going anywhere, the actor’s one-bed, one-bathroom condominium loft at the crossroads of Manhattan’s West Village and the Meatpacking District has officially hit the market for $1.695 million

Built in 1907, The Gansevoort is a pre-war building with a prime location close to neighborhoods like the West Village, Greenwich Village, and Chelsea. After purchasing the 925-square-foot apartment back in 2009, Rickman gut renovated the property. He infused his classic taste into the space, which is noticeable everywhere from the towering 12-foot ceilings to the five south-facing windows with exquisite views of the New York City landscape.

The top-floor pied-à-terre has a spacious open kitchen with whitewashed brick walls, caesarstone countertops and a large center island breakfast bar with seating for four, as well as glass-fronted cabinets, top-of-the-line appliances like a dishwasher and double refrigerator, and plenty of storage for any aspiring chef. There’s also an additional dining area for more formal sit-downs, as well as a stylish living room with a wood-burning fireplace, chic metal mantle, and plenty of shelf space for your personal library.

Follow the hardwood floors down the hallway to the comfortable and sunny east-facing bedroom, complete with a wall of closets and built-in drawers that utilize the space in a smart, efficient way. A beautiful, spa-like bathroom has a regal clawfoot soaking tub, double glass walk-in shower, and ample storage space, as well as a washer/dryer. 

“He used the apartment frequently as he loved New York City and worked here as well,” says realtor Pamela D’Arc of Compass. “He had impeccable taste and a keen sense of design which is reflected in the apartment’s renovation. He worked closely with Lembo Design and gut-renovated the apartment post-purchase.”

The Gansevoort has all the luxe amenities you’d expect, like video security, voice intercom, and an elevator. Another highly coveted attribute? The sunny roof deck, perfect for getting some fresh air when you’re sick of working from home. But in all honesty, if we lived in this space, chances are we wouldn’t mind staying inside all the time.