After over a year on the market, actor-director-producer Kirsten Dunst has just sold her charmingly boho penthouse loft in Hudson Square—at the intersection of New York's coveted Soho and Tribeca neighborhoods—for $4.4 million.
The 477 Washington Street #PHW (aka 533 Canal Street) was formerly owned by Dunst and is the same vintage-inspired, two-bedroom, two-bathroom loft that the celebrity has had listed on the market since February 2017. Agent Laura Weinkam of Corcoran represented the buyers.
Originally listing it for $5 million, and originally purchased in 2007 for $3 million, Dunst had been renting the funky unit for $12,500 per month since 2014—when she began filming Fargo, during which she met her now-fiancé and father of her first baby, Jesse Plemons. The couple has been living between Plemons' hometown of Austin, Texas, and Dunst's home in Toluca Lake, California, since 2016.
The bright and artsy loft with East River views was gut renovated by Dunst in the time since she bought it, and the upgrades are absolutely swoon-worthy: exposed brick, wide-plank custom wood floors, and 11-foot ceilings throughout; a cozy open-plan entertaining area with a "catalog perfect" chef's kitchen, featuring Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances and marble countertops; and a dreamy master bath with a freestanding vintage claw foot tub, separate glassed shower, and custom mosaic tiled floors.
According to Curbed, Dunst isn't the only celeb to call this particular eight-unit building home: R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe once lived there, in an apartment formerly owned by Casey Affleck, who originally bought it from director Gus Van Sant.
It's unclear if new mom Dunst, a New Jersey native, is just upgrading to a larger pad more befitting the lifestyle of new parents or if the couple plan to raise their baby boy outside the city. Dunst is currently starring in "Woodshock," the first film from fashion designer sisters Laura and Kate Mulleavy of Rodarte—who also creative directed Dunst's maternity photos (and who are rumored to be designing her wedding dress, as well).