“The Northman” star Alexander Skarsgard is placing his East Village apartment on the market for $2.6 million, according to Architectural Digest.
The Swedish actor purchased the cool unit in 2017 for $2.3 million. The downtown digs come with a celeb pedigree. Skarsgard’s place was reportedly owned by Parker Posey, who sold it in 2008 for $1.8 million. And Chloe Sevigny is also said to have lived in the building, before heading to Brooklyn.
Celebrity pedigree aside, it’s easy to see the appeal of this one-bedroom apartment, which Skarsgard renovated.
Care was taken to preserve original details such as the exposed brick, wood-beamed ceilings, and pocket shutters. The original pine flooring and windows were refurbished.
The open floor plan features a marble fireplace and casement windows. Multiple skylights allow natural light to pour in.
The kitchen has white-oak cabinetry, marble countertops, high-end appliances, and dark tile flooring.
The cozy bedroom comes with an overhead skylight and white oak closets. The sole bathroom was given a high-end look with slate flooring, Waterworks fixtures, and a skylight.
The layout of the apartment could be altered to add a second bedroom.
The apartment comes with roof rights, so the next owner could add a deck with downtown and Freedom Tower views.
Located in the St. Mark’s Historic District neighborhood, the apartment building is close to public transit, Union Square, and Astor Place. Building amenities include a common garden, live-in superintendent, and basement storage lockers.
Now 45, Skarsgard has starred in movies such as “Long Shot” and “Godzilla vs. Kong.“ He also starred in the TV dramas “Big Little Lies” and “True Blood.” The award-winning actor is also a producer of the movie “The Northman.”
Julia Hoagland with Compass represents the listing.