Character actor Tim Blake Nelson has sold his three-bedroom co-op unit on Manhattan's Upper West Side for $5,250,000.


The New York Observer's Max Abelson broke the story yesterday of the 43-year-old character actor selling the 12th-floor co-op unit in the 16-story building at 37 Riverside Drive on the Upper West Side, which records show was built in 1925. The building has just two units per floor.


Originally listed for $5,700,000 and later reduced to $5,500,000, the 7.5-room unit has three baths, large picture windows, a living room, a dining area, a den, a renovated chef's kitchen, a wine cooler and views of the river, park and bridge, according to listing information. The sale was recorded on Tuesday.

Nelson sold because he paid $4,950,000 in June to buy a then-unfinished penthouse co-op unit in the 16-story (or 15-story, according to public records) building at 245 W. 104th Street (at Broadway) on Manhattan's Upper West Side (in Manhattan Valley), according to public records. The New York Times' Josh Barbanel in June broke the story of Nelson's purchase of the 3,721-square-foot penthouse, which at the time had no interior walls and has more than 2,000 square feet of wraparound terrace. Other features include a working fireplace, more than 10-foot-high ceilings and exposed beams and skylights, according to listing information. Prior to Nelson's purchase, the penthouse had been filled by four apartments, two maid's rooms and a storage room, the Times reported.

Check out listing sheets -- complete with a photo -- of the unit that Nelson just sold here and here.

And, check out an online listing sheet for the unit that Nelson now occupies here.