Actor Willem Dafoe Unloads Grand Street Pad

Posted on: December 13th, 2016 at 5:15 am by

This image has been archived or removed.

Willem Dafoe and Shanyn Leigh living on the LES in Abel Ferrara’s ‘4:44’ Credit: IFC Films

Willem Dafoe is no stranger to the Lower East Side. After all, he spent a good amount of time on it during the filming of Abel Ferrrara’s 4:44 back in 2012. But he’s about to become a little less familiar, as his property is up for grabs. Or was.

As noted by the Observer, Dafoe was listed along with his son Jack as co-owners of the two-bedroom, one-bathroom co-op at 504 Grand Street, and the rumor maintains that it was the younger Dafoe who actually lived there at one point. They purchased the apartment back in 2005 for $606,000. And now, a little over a decade later, they’re handing over the keys to artist John Kelsey, who paid a paltry $860,000 – which was 10k over the listing price, and on the first day of the first open house, according to Misrahi Realty.

Prior to the sale, the property was being rented out. Willem and wife Giada Colagrande seem to be partial to the West Village, anyway, residing in their $3.99 million two-bedroom penthouse at 68 Jane Street.

Recent Stories

Truck Hits ‘OhK Dog’ Dining Shed on Ludlow Street

Ludlow Street neighbors began Saturday with the sound of a large crash. It was the sound of the OhK Dog dining shed collapsing to the ground. From what we gather, a truck driver headed southbound on Ludlow struck the popular restaurant’s outdoor annex. No one was hurt in the incident. This was apparently the second […]

New 21-Story Tower Begins Ascent on Market Street

A former Lower East Side parking lot is meeting its skyscraping destiny. Another tower. The through-block parcel on Henry Street, just west of Market, is already on its upward ascent. The new mixed-use development at 59 Henry will ultimately rise 21 stories (227 feet), with 57,395 square-feet of residential floor area and 40,305 square-feet for […]

‘Caribea’ Grill Readies Space Left Vacant by Domino’s on Allen Street

Ever since Domino’s ditched its decades-old Allen Street location three years ago, the commercial space has been a vacancy consistently peddled on the market. Now, a new concept is a-knockin. Caribea is as it sounds – a fast casual pan-Caribbean grill. The restaurant at 203 Allen will seat fourteen tables and a stand-up bar, for […]

The Projects Jockeying for the $20M Chinatown Revitalization Funds

Several months ago, Governor Hochul announced a $20 million grant in the form of the Downtown Revitalization initiative (DRI).  Some forty sites around Chinatown were identified during the DRI process, which is led by a Local Planning Committee of community representatives and supported by State agency staff and a consultant team. That list was ultimately […]

Displaced Chinatown Business Returns Months After Devastating Fire

Four months after a deadly fire knocked out 78 Mulberry Street, one of its businesses returned to the scene. Ewa Trading Company reopened in its former Chinatown home earlier this week. The store had spent some of the interim displacement period selling from a shuttered Vietnamese restaurant a few paces north. The two-alarm fire broke […]