Twilight star turned indie film staple Kristen Stewart has decided to try her own hand at taking the worst apartment in the best location and renovating it into the real estate gem of our dreams.
The famously private actress and Chanel model just scooped up this 3,000 square foot, three bedroom, two bath NoHo loft for $5.64 million — reportedly putting down roots in Manhattan in advance of rumored roles in NYC-based productions, like the upcoming Charlie's Angels reboot with Lupita Nyong'o. At just 27 years old, the A-list feminist already owns three homes in Los Angeles, but this is Stewart's first time purchasing real estate with an empire state of mind.
Photos posted by Architectural Digest from the Zillow listing show a dated space somewhere between a bad corporate office design and an efficiency nail salon, but with hints of beautiful bones in original but worn hardwood floors, high ceilings, and loads of large windows.
The building is a restored mid-19th-century cast-iron structure on a cobblestone street designated New York City landmark since 1979 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982, according to AD — and the apartment itself is a true Lower Manhattan artist's loft of the gritty, throwback variety, with mostly open spaces including a 60-foot-long main room, seen in the single listing photo along with the loft's floor plan.
According to Variety, the loft is on a lower floor of the "ornately embellished and carefully restored mid-19th century cast-iron building that's likely to undergo an extensive and expensive renovation, [due to being] awkwardly divided into two distinct sections." Among many other reasons.
Stewart is currently spending time in New York City tackling and promoting her next project, the recently wrapped Justin Kelly-helmed Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT Leroy co-starring Laura Dern, according to W.
We can't see how she tackles this fixer upper and makes it shine.