The Wall Street Journal reports that three-time Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone is looking for a buyer to pony up $2.999M for his two-bedroom Manhattan apartment. From a low level in a West Village condo building, the 1,750-square-foot abode boasts straight-up Hudson River views, and has a sort-of commensurate seafaring theme, the work of legendary interior designer Geoffrey Bradfield, who previously prettied up Beverly Hills' Twin Ponds estate (and is still looking to unload his Upper East Side townhouse). A "yacht on the Mediterranean" is what Bradfield had in mind for the place, according to a 2010 Architectural Digest piece—"as if we were on a boat but not rocking" is how Stone put it, calling Bradfield "a man after my own heart"—and in practice, this plays out in "yachtlike floors of cherry" and a nautical rope motif adorning the living room rug, window-seat cushions, and shades. At first glance, this could easily be mistaken for a Fourth of July theme, given the red, white, and blue color scheme, but the huge communist propaganda-inspired painting that covers one wall kind of puts a damper on that.
A native New Yorker who mainly resides in L.A., Stone paid $2.2M for the unit in 2010, after renting it while shooting Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, his limp attempt at reviving pre-DiCaprio Wall Street wolf Gordon Gecko, the antihero played by Michael Douglas in 1987's Wall Street. The building, 1 Morton Square, was built in the mid-2000s, and has housed such celebrity tenants as the Olsen twins, Mike Myers, Amy Poehler, Will Arnett, Daniel Radcliffe (and nearly Severus Snape, raising and then dashing hopes for a Harry Potter pairing for the ages). Anyway, Stone's place has 11-foot ceilings, and is currently decked out rather self-referentially with posters of his own work, as well as tripod floor lamps that look straight out of a film set. According to the Journal, Stone decided to sell because he needs more space, and there are already "several potential buyers interested in the property."
· Oliver Stone Puts Manhattan Apartment on the Market [WSJ]
· 1 Morton Square [Corcoran]
· All 1 Morton Square coverage [Curbed NY]
· All Geoffrey Bradfield coverage [Curbed NY]