After more than a decade of ownership, Rachel Maddow’s trendy West Village apartment sold in just a matter of weeks, the New York Post reports. The MSNBC host listed the home for $2.35 million in October and, the following month, found a buyer who brought the price down just a smidge to $2.34 million; the sale is currently under contract.
Maddow and her partner, Susan Mikula, purchased the home in 2010 from none other than REM frontman Michael Stipe. At the time, they snagged the fourth-story unit—located in a co-op building that dates back to 1898 and used to be a paper warehouse—for a comparative steal at $1.25 million.
The apartment holds two bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms, with the powder room and the main bedroom’s en suite full bath outfitted in Calacatta marble countertops, floors, and walls. The rest of the 2,650-square-foot unit comprises an open-plan living, dining, and kitchen space, with professional-grade appliances, a soapstone-framed wood-burning fireplace, and a surprising number of large windows for a Manhattan apartment. Though the home has been updated with new wood flooring, custom cabinetry, and chic light fixtures, it still includes the original structure’s wooden support columns, exposed brick walls, and high ceilings.
Co-op membership in the building requires a monthly maintenance fee of more than $3,500, but amenities include a laundry room, bike storage, a live-in superintendent, and a doorman-attended lobby.