In the first of a new series revealing the world’s best celebrity gardens, White Stores take a look at the fabulous New York townhouse and secluded garden owned by Sarah Jessica Parker, the star of Sex in the City, and her actor husband Matthew Broderick.
Located just off New York’s iconic Fifth Avenue in the trendy neighbourhood of Greenwich Village, Sarah Jessica Parker’s newly refreshed six-bedroom mansion features its own Garden Floor that’s ideal for al fresco dining and entertaining. The contemporary kitchen, outfitted in stainless steel and rich walnut by Italian design specialists Boffi, provides direct access to the south-facing, split level garden.
Who would have thought that a bustling 24-hour metropolis like New York could feature such a lovely secret garden retreat at the heart of the city?
The brownstone building’s beautifully landscaped garden can also be accessed from a Juliet balcony situated on the Parlour Floor above. This floor also houses a formal dining room. Sarah Jessica Parker once admitted her penchant for linen napkins at Variety’s Power of Women Awards Luncheon. “We’ve had the same napkins forever,” she said. “We put out linen napkins every day, even for the kids.”
Other brilliant touches include the hand-carved stone ovular bathtub and antique tiles found on the Master Bedroom Floor that’s sandwiched between the Guest and Family Floors.
The happy showbiz couple bought this highly desirable property in 2011. Originally built in 1846, their plush residence is certainly a million miles away from the shabby chic Manhattan apartment owned by SJP’s fictional character Carrie Bradshaw in the hit TV series, Sex in the City.
Better still, Parker-Broderick’s luxury home could all be yours, as it’s now on sale for the tidy sum of $19.95 million. Although for that money, White Stores would expect the attractive Garden Floor patio to come with some new designer garden furniture at the very least.
Sarah Jessica Parker was most recently seen on TV in Glee, and is currently promoting her own line of footwear at upscale fashion retailer Nordstrom.
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