Kim Cattrall, one of the stars of HBO's Sex and the City, is selling her longtime home in East Hampton, New York, a beach cottage with a separate studio that served as an “out of the glam” escape.
The price is $ 3.25 million with annual property taxes of $ 12,254, according to Rebekah Baker of Sotheby & # 39; s International Realty.
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Ms. Cattrall bought the single-story home at 105 Gerard Drive on the city's quiet Springs Peninsula for $ 450,000 in 1998, the year Sex and the City first aired. Over the next several years she remodeled the property, which has two bedrooms, one and a half baths and is on four-tenths of an acre lot along Gardiners Bay.
“I always wanted a quiet beachfront home away from the glamor,” said Ms. Cattrall, who also owns An apartment on Park Avenue in Manhattan, “a house that would be restorative, easy to maintain, and where I could have privacy, relax and unwind. My home was my sanctuary. "
Now she has a new sanctuary: a waterfront home on the east coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, which she bought in 2014. Ms. Cattrall grew up on the island and currently lives there with her partner Russell Thomas, whom she met four years ago while working for the BBC. "We are now spending more time there around my mother and family," she said in an email.
Ms. Cattrall, who portrayed the bold Samantha Jones for all six seasons of Sex and the City and in two consecutive films, had been a fixture in the Hamptons, where she was often spotted at cocktail parties and various charity events. she was Also frequently seen outdoors, swimming, kayaking, paddling in the bay or nearby Accabonic Harbor, as well as cycling the scenic roads.
Her gated home in East Hampton had offered both privacy and creative inspiration. "I wrote all three of my books here," she said, including one with her ex-husband, Mark Levinson, whom she married shortly after moving in on the quarterdeck.
The wood clapboard house, which measures 1,232 square meters, is entered behind the front deck and opens up to a kitchen equipped with custom-made wooden cabinets, marble countertops, and stainless steel appliances and wood paneling. Next to the kitchen is the master bedroom with a window seat and its own toilet. On the other side of the hall there is a tiled bathroom and a second bedroom, also with a window seat, which is currently used as a study. There are several awards from Ms. Cattrall for her performance in "Sex and the City", including a Golden Globe.
At the back of the house is an L-shaped large room that faces the bay and leads to the rear deck. The great room is furnished with modern furniture and has areas for dining and relaxing. It has a wood-burning fireplace as well as a motorized 59 x 80 inch movie screen and a projector. The room also has a spacious sleeping loft with a walk-in closet and two skylights.
The entire interior has wide oak floorboards and oversized windows that let in lots of light and at the same time offer a wide view of the bay and the carefully landscaped grounds with ornamental grasses, bluestone paths, mahogany terraces and, in the evening, professional landscape lighting.
"As soon as you come in, you can see the water in every window," said Ms. Baker, the listing agent. "It really is your epitome of a beach house. It's clean and crisp and low-key."
The detached studio is halfway through the property. It covers 336 square meters and has a toilet, heating and air conditioning.
Other outdoor features include a carport with pop-up safety bollards, a cabana-style outdoor shower adjacent to the studio, a hot tub and fire pit just steps from a private beach. "We usually have a fire in the hearth until the first snow falls," said Ms. Cattrall.
Ms. Cattrall, now on the Fox drama series Filthy Rich, which premiered in September, says she had "wonderful memories of Gerard Drive." And she will especially miss the neighborhood walks, her get-togethers with friends, and the July fireworks from her outside decks.
"I was considering selling the property after my divorce in 2004," she said, "but I just couldn't – 22 years later it was time."
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