Emmy Rossum has sold her East Midtown co-op. The actress sold the apartment for $1.1 million after about two years of ownership; during that time she commissioned an extensive renovation of the space. Rossum purchased the property for $720K.
The Sutton Place apartment measures a compact 800 square feet, and contains one bedroom and one bath. Main living spaces—living room, dining room and kitchen—are open concept.
Pre-renovation, the apartment’s rooms were compartmentalized and cramped. The late-1920’s residential design was, during the overhaul, liberated significantly. Rossum hired Elle Décor for the updating, and finally settled on Antonino Buzzetta, who helped her revision the space as a modern dwelling that retained the historical context of the prewar building. Ceilings were raised, walls were eliminated, and the apartment achieved new life as a comfortable pied-a-terre.
The hardwood floors are bordered herringbone, and may be the nicest feature of the apartment in its current iteration, although the imported limestone fireplace mantle makes the living room. Tones throughout are understated cool, a significant change from the intense warmth of the apartment before the renovation.
Buzzetta used the old mirroring trick to help expand the sense of space in the main living area, but only in a limited manner, and it works quite well without being heavy-handedly self-conscious. Rossum robbed her home in Los Angeles for the dining room chandelier; no word on whether or not it was included with the sale, but the 1920’s Persian carpet in the living room, one can assume, was certainly not.
No word on whether or not Rossum is planning on replacing the co-op with new New York digs, but her improved salary for her role as Fiona on Showtime’s ‘Shameless’ suggests she’s trading up.