Thursday, October 24, 2013
Is Drew Barrymore Doing It On Park Avenue?
An unnamed tipster "with knowledge of the building" told the all-ears kids at Curbed that the child actor turned wild child turned all-grown-up Hollywood power player peeped a couple of pads in the swanky, full-service building before she and hubby decided on said top floor duplex that listing information describes as having undergone a recent renovation that brought it to triple mint condition.
Although Park Avenue would not be an address of choice for Your Mama and The Doctor Cooter even if we were in the $8+ million dollar market but—and even though the Curbed kids were mostly nonplussed by the place, in addition to the preserved (or recreated) pre-war architectural details such as the fancy moldings and mill work that runs around the lower part of the walls in the double living room space, there are a number of features that really tickle our sometimes too persnickety real estate funny bone...in the good way.
Since and despite popular opinion we don't know them personally, it seems just about inexplicable to Your Mama that the sellers—photographer Adam Bartos and and his eminently accomplished foreign relations expert wife, Dr. Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos—only purchased the spacious duplex in April of this year (2013) for exactly $8.3 million. Huh. Anyways...
Miz Barrymore and Mister Kopelman reside primarily in Los Angeles in a gated hillside compound above the Outpost Estates neighborhood in the Hollywood Hills that Miz Barrymore has owned since 2002 when she bought it for $4,350,000. The couple also continue to own a vintage, Monterey Colonial estate in the hoity-toity seaside community of Montecito (CA) that they scooped in early 2010 for $5,705,000 and currently have on the market for a (recently reduced) asking price of $6.9 million.
*Mister Kopelman's sophisticated father, Arie, is the former CEO and chairman of Chanel—that would have made him Karl Lagerfelds boss!—and his mother, Corinne goes by the name—we are dead serious, chickens—Coco.
exterior photo: Kate Leonova for Property Shark
listing photos and floor plan: Sotheby's International Realty