The wait was clearly worth it for Bradley Cooper. After several years of looking around for the perfect New York City home, the actor and newly minted director of the acclaimed “A Star Is Born” remake with native Lady Gaga has moved into a West Village townhouse.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Cooper closed on the off-market deal in May, when he paid $13.5 million for the five-story brick beauty. Bradley and his partner, model Irina Shayk, have made tabloid fodder the past few years as they scoured the Upper West Side and the Village for a place to settle in and spread out.
Shayk had bought and sold apartments at 166 Perry St. and 150 Charles St. since she and Cooper hooked up, and they have since welcomed a child together. So the 4,000-square-foot townhouse clearly met the couple’s space and aesthetic needs.
The interior is all new, but was refurbished to take on historic and warm embellishments befitting the townhouse’s 1905 roots.
The basement-level den, grand parlor with 12-foot ceilings, rear garden with deck, and reclaimed, wide-plank pine flooring lend the townhouse a great deal of warmth. That’s in contrast to the European-style interiors of Shayk’s previous NYC pads, but is seems to fit Bradley’s East Coast-native sensibility.
The townhouse had been a 4-unit rental building before it was bought by an investment group in 2010 for $4 million and converted back to a single-family — complete with a gut renovation.
The home also features a 1,000-bottle wine cellar, but that may not be of interest to Cooper, who does not drink alcohol after early career struggles with alcohol and painkillers — a past that informed his directing and screenwriting for “A Star Is Born” (and something Cooper does not share easily). Still, it’s nice to see that he’s finally found a place worth buying.
As for Cooper’s “A Star Is Born” co-star: Renting appears to to fit Lady Gaga’s lifestyle when she’s in her hometown. According to our StreetEasy archives, the last place Gaga (real name Stefani Germanotta, which she uses in the film’s credits) rented was a super duplex penthouse at 40 Central Park South.