Actor Willem Dafoe Unloads Grand Street Pad
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Willem Dafoe and Shanyn Leigh living on the LES in Abel Ferrara’s ‘4:44’ Credit: IFC Films
Willem Dafoe is no stranger to the Lower East Side. After all, he spent a good amount of time on it during the filming of Abel Ferrrara’s 4:44 back in 2012. But he’s about to become a little less familiar, as his property is up for grabs. Or was.
As noted by the Observer, Dafoe was listed along with his son Jack as co-owners of the two-bedroom, one-bathroom co-op at 504 Grand Street, and the rumor maintains that it was the younger Dafoe who actually lived there at one point. They purchased the apartment back in 2005 for $606,000. And now, a little over a decade later, they’re handing over the keys to artist John Kelsey, who paid a paltry $860,000 – which was 10k over the listing price, and on the first day of the first open house, according to Misrahi Realty.
Prior to the sale, the property was being rented out. Willem and wife Giada Colagrande seem to be partial to the West Village, anyway, residing in their $3.99 million two-bedroom penthouse at 68 Jane Street.