Actress Frances McDormand and her filmmaker husband Joel Coen have placed their three-bedroom house in Esopus, N.Y., in the Hudson Valley, on the market for $895,000.
The New York Post's fine celebrity real estate columnist Braden Keil today broke the story of the listing of the couple's Adirondack-style bungalow, which sits on exactly 5 acres at 226 Burroughs Drive in Esopus. There's some dispute about the size of the house itself; listing information states that it's 3,000-plus square feet, while public records report that the house measures 2,035 square feet.
Built in 1940, the house has two and a half baths, a wraparound screened porch, a living room with a vaulted ceiling, a formal dining room, and a chef's kitchen with a professional baker's bin for flour and sugar, two wood stoves, an interior greenhouse, and rich wood throughout, according to public records and listing information.
Check out an online listing sheet for the house -- complete with lots of photos -- here.
Why are McDormand and Coen selling the house? Keil reported that the couple would like 'larger digs' in the area. They long have owned a 12th-floor co-op apartment at 333 West End Avenue in Manhattan, and they also own a place on a three-quarters of an acre property in Bolinas, Calif. that they purchased in 2005 for $1,025,000 in April 2005, according to public records.
One aside: we actually referenced this house back on December 11, when we wrote about soap opera actor Sebastian Roche selling his adjacent 117-acre estate/farm at 200 Valli Road in West Park, N.Y.