Dec. 12, 2009

A (quick) look at David Duchovny and Tea Leoni's digs in Manhattan; couple paid $6.25M in April 2008 for their co-op apartment on the Upper East Side

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At long last.

We here at Big Time Listings long have been hunting for exactly where husband-and-wife actors David Duchovny and Tea Leoni bought in Manhattan, after they pulled up stakes from Los Angeles (Malibu, to be precise) in 2008, in the midst of marital troubles. Finally, we have the answer.

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In a Big Time Listings exclusive, we can report that the couple -- still together even though they have had a tumultuous relationship over the last few years, to say the least -- paid $6,250,000 in April 2008 to purchase a co-op apartment on 78th Street on Manhattan's Upper East Side.

Records show that the couple purchased the house through their same trust -- generally speaking -- that they had used to own their property in Malibu. However, in New York City public records, the trust now is spelled slightly differently (in the Upper East Side transaction, it was called their "Salvator Trust," whereas in Malibu, it was the "Salvatore Trust"). And, we would note that the couple used two different trustees (money managers) for the purchase: 1) Carolyn Malcolm (also known as Carolyn Rossip Malcolm), who represented them in their previous ownership of their home in Malibu; and 2) Warren Grant, a veteran money manager known most by loyal readers of this blog for representing Cher in her property ownership. Could this be because Duchovny and Leoni now are keeping their respective finances separate? One wonders.

So what information is there about Duchovny and Leoni's new, $6.25 million co-op unit on the Upper East Side? Unfortunately, not much; the apartment did not appear to have been listed in the MLS. Records show that the couple purchased it from a Manhattan real estate agent. Built in 1927, Duchony and Leoni's new, Art Deco-style building has nine stories and 38 apartments, with a doorman.

Residents of the building over the years have included Urban Outfitters CEO Glen Senk, who sold his co-op there in late 2006 for $1,400,000; and the late Merrill Stenbeck, who had been the widow of the late Investment AB Kinnevik investment company chief Jan Stenbeck, according to public records.

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