Apparently New York is about to become a celebrity ghost town as a number of celebrity homes go on the market, with even Mayor Bill de Blasio putting his three bedroomed townhouse up for rent.
The mayor’s pad is listed for a tremendous $4,900 a month but there is value in that price as the house includes three-floors, is a period piece at around 100 years old. Unfortunately, it only has one bathroom, though Mayor de Blasio is apparently green-fingered and has grown an impressive south-facing herb garden which boasts a crabapple tree, thyme, rosemary and sage and is described as an enchanting, landscaped, perennial & evergreen south garden! The Estate agent group StreetEasy, posted this listing advertising the celebrity home as ‘Charming Country-Style Private House For Rent In Prime South Slope”.
Or if you need more space and can deal with living in the home of the talented late Heath Ledger, then Michelle Williams’ six to eight-bedroomed town house is also for sale.
Williams has lived in the property since 2005 when she bought it with her then boyfriend Ledger. It’s certainly the perfect celebrity home with 1,000-square-foot loft-like parlour and has grandiose 12ft high ceilings; a modern media room with a built-in entertainment surround sound system; a romantic fully-working wood-burning fireplace, a furnished basement wine cellar and a panelled library. The garden comes complete with its own waterfall, and the property has a three car garage to boot. Everything the ultimate celebrity home should have, minus the celebrity. It too has been listed on StreetEasy.
Fancy sleeping in the same bed as Spiderman’s woman (only not at the same time!)? Kirsten Dunst has listed her two-bedroom penthouse for rent in the cool SoHo area of New York for a not-so-cool $12,500 a month.
For that price you get a one-year tenancy agreement but also, the apartment comes part-furnished with an eight-seat dining table, and all the kitchen appliances. The apartment looks out over the Hudson River and also has a reading room and separate powder room. It has been listed with Douglas Elliman.