Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 24 April 2014

Celebrity home front: Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker

One of New York City’s most famous residents, Sarah Jessica Parker, is trading not one but two townhouses in Brooklyn.

And the Sex and The City star is setting up a new home with husband Matthew Broderick and their three children James Wilkie (9), and twin daughters Marion and Tabitha, (2), in the famous suburb as it is more family-friendly.

While Carrie and co would never have taken a Brooklyn address, although Miranda eventually settled there, SJP and her brood have chosen Brooklyn Heights where they plan to buy two adjacent townhouses which will be knocked into a single 7,000 sq ft abode.

The NYC address is part of an exclusive neighbourhood where other celebrities reside.

The Daily Mail reported: “They loved the West Village but wanted something more private, laid-back and discreet.”

Actor Gabriel Byrne lives a few streets away so the famous family should fit right in.

The family are also trying to sell another property on E. 10th Street which was bought two years ago, renovated by the pair but never lived in.

Meanwhile, Carrie’s single girl apartment in Manhattan — 64 Perry Street — is on the market for $9.65m. It has 10-rooms and six fireplaces.

George Clooney

It's the playground of movie star heart-throb George Clooney, but now Lake Como in Italy has a new well-heeled resident — the former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi.

His new villa was found after a meticulous five-year search for an idyllic and luxurious pad. And the historic mansion certainly fits the bill with 30 rooms, a tennis court and boat dock on the northern Italian lake.

The property was formerly owned by Berlusconi's long-time friend and former business partner Senator Marcello Dell'Utri, says Italian newspaper Ill Giorno. But the price paid for such a palatial getaway has not been revealed.

Truman Capote

n It seems creativity of two very different kinds runs deep when it comes to choosing ultra-luxurious and stylish homes. The creator of Grand Theft Auto has bought the New York mansion where Truman Capote wrote Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Dan Houser, who produced what is thought to be one of the most controversial and violent video games of all time, snapped up the NYC house where Capote wrote some of his most famous work. And the historic townhouse was bought for $12.5m, making it the most expensive house ever sold in Brooklyn.

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