Kirsten Dunst recently sold her downtown Manhattan penthouse in Hudson Square for $4.42 million. Dunst’s one-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bathroom unit, which she first picked up for $3.09 million in July 2007, has undergone major renovation since her initial purchase, with wide-plank custom wood floors and a second bedroom converted into a media room with built-in bookshelves and sliding doors.
The home is also full of charming details, including exposed brick walls, arched windows, and concrete ceilings; the kitchen is resplendent in natural light and includes Wolf and SubZero appliances, as well marble countertops and sleek dark-green cabinetry.
The master suite features exposed brick and an en suite bathroom with a vintage claw-foot tub, a separate glass-enclosed shower, and custom mosaic-tiled floors. The loft comes with a private elevator landing and access to other amenities throughout the building.
Dunst first listed the home as a rental for $12,500 a month back in 2014 and then tried to sell it for $5 million last February. She dropped the price earlier this year in hopes of offloading the unit – likely in order to spend more time on the West Coast, where she’s owned a 4,333-square-foot house in Toluca Lake since 2001.
She and her fiancé, Jesse Plemons, are also notably new parents, and so they may be on the market for a larger, more family-friendly home in the near future. The home has quite the celebrity history: R.E.M. front man Michael Stipe once lived here, in an apartment formerly owned by actor Casey Affleck, who actually bought it from director Gus Van Sant.