Jonah Hill has come a long way since his early days buying glitter knee-high stilettos in 40 Year Old Virgin. Over the past 15 years, the talented writer, actor and director has stepped out of the shadows of his Judd Apatow stablemates and established himself as a powerhouse of the big and small screen, nabbing Academy Award nominations for his starring roles in Moneyball and The Wolf of Wall Street. With a new Netflix original on the way and a trophy cabinet that is seemingly growing by the day, it’s little wonder the 38-year-old is outgrowing his digs. According to The New York Post, Hill has listed his three-bedroom, four and a half bathroom NoHo loft for just shy of USD$11 million (AUD$15 million).
Located in The Schumacher, a celebrated 1920 Romanesque Revival-style print atelier that was transformed into a boutique 20 unit building, Hill’s loft is a stunning blend of intergenerational design. The pre-war building set in Lower Manhattan recently underwent a monster restoration project courtesy of Morris Adjmi Architects which brought new life to the heritage precinct. And Hill followed suit. The Don’t Look Up actor removed one of the original four bedrooms to create a more open-plan flow across the lounge area and primary bedroom, however, many of the original details still shine through.
According to the official listing, the modernist home features limewashed walls done by Axel Vervoodt’s preferred artisan, alongside a host of advanced smart home technology. In true prewar Manhattan-style, The Schumacher’s soaring exposed brick barrel-vaulted ceiling is immediately eye-catching, delicately playing off the cold rolled blackened steel accents and oversized arched wood frame windows. Peer through them and serenity takes on a whole new meaning with the introduction of a lush courtyard garden designed by Ken Smith, the man responsible for the revered MoMA roof gardens.
Moving through the sprawling urban space, you’ll find a burst of natural light canvassing the separate living and dining spaces, which play host to a number of seating areas and relaxation zones. Perhaps the most important addition comes in the form of a custom-made projector and screen which transforms the space into an impromptu movie theatre adjacent to the oversized chef’s kitchen appointed with top-of-the-line appliances. Naturally, this Manhattan rarity is adorned with Calacatta marble countertops and a slab stone island with marble waterfall.
For Jonah Hill, the sale reportedly comes by way of necessity. The Academy Award nominee purchased the New York home back in 2015 for around USD$9.2 million (AUD$12.8 million), however, a busy shooting schedule has seen the Hollywood A-lister ditch East Coast living in favour of Malibu. Back in 2019 and 2020, the home was listed for a cool USD$37,500 (AUD$51,800) a month with one lucky renter still on-board. Should Hill get the USD$11 million he is after for the NoHo dream home, that renter is expected to stay. You can check out more photos of the home, along with the official listing below.
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