Carrie Bradshaw may have paid full price for her Manolo Blahniks but, in real life, Sarah Jessica Parker seems to like a bargain.
The “Sex and the City” actress paid just $34.5 million for two adjacent townhouses at 273-275 West 11th Street, a sharp drop from the properties’ original reported value of $44 million, sources told The Real Deal.
The final closing price equates to just $2,482 per square foot, a discount to the average of $3,412 per square foot paid for a luxury townhouse in Manhattan last year, according to a report by Douglas Elliman.
A spokesperson for Eastern Consolidated, the firm listing the properties, declined to comment. The company’s website shows the brokers as Chad Ian Sinsheimer, Steven Zimmerman, Tripp Lyons and Wade Hazelton. Eastern began seeking offers on the property last fall — news reports suggested it might fetch up to $44 million — but the most recent asking price on the company’s website was $35 million.
Parker inked a contract to buy the properties earlier this year from the United Methodist Women, a nonprofit that had owned them since the 1920s. The deal has now closed.
The two properties collectively total 13,900 square feet and could be combined into a single-family mansion. The properties also come with a 2,100-square-foot private garden, as The Real Deal previously reported.