The famous Forbes bean counters recently named Scarlett Johansson as the "best paid actress in the world", with an estimated pre-tax tour of more than $ 40 million between June 2017 and June 2018. And, as reported by property gossip in The New York Post, the star of the "Avengers" franchise, superhero, is generating some of those gains with the purchase of $ 4 million of an incredibly pitched historical spread in the enclave of insular Snedens Landing, drowsy and that it attracts celebrities, right on the George Washington Bridge, about an hour. Drive to the outskirts of Midtown Manhattan in Rockland County of New York State.
Darkened by trees and perfectly positioned on the highest point of a 79-acre corner plot with views framed by trees that stretch across the broad, glistening expanse of the Hudson River, the 1953 Colonial was designed by the artist, architect and resident of Snedens Landing Eric Gugler, best known for his work in an expansion of the west wing of the White House during the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Adorned with wrought-iron theatrical filigree reminiscent of New Orleans, almost entirely encased in ivy and, therefore, unsurprisingly, Ivy House, the two-story residence has four bedrooms and four bathrooms in approximately 4,000 square feet.
The living room has a bay window that offers a panoramic view over the river, along with a fireplace and French doors to a glass conservatory that opens onto the pool. There are two dining areas, one with a sloping floor-to-ceiling window, plus a small room with a fireplace and a somewhat old-fashioned kitchen, arranged around a curved island bar and equipped with cherry-toned raised panel cabinets and quite pedestrian. Countertops of beige ceramic tiles and back splashes. Two of the upstairs bedrooms, including the master suite, enhanced by an antique fireplace, open onto a shared balcony with filigree arches and elevated river views.
The slightly scruffy and pleasant grounds incorporate lush sweeps of undulating lawns shaded by trees, bordered by mature plantings of gardens, gardens of serene courtyards and winding red brick terraces. There is a tennis court at the front of the property and, on a grassy, river-facing plateau, a pool and a hut. In addition to a separate two-car garage near the house, there is a carport for four cars near the foot of the driveway.
Snedens Landing, also known as Palisades, is famous for attracting high-profile people who appreciate its rustic isolation and convenient proximity to Manhattan. According to the marketing materials, Johansson's new hideaway, which is likely to undergo extensive renovations and, presumably, professional decoration, was once occupied by actress Brenda Forbes, who entertained her neighbors at Snedens Landing Noel Coward, Laurence Olivier and Katherine Hepburn. Angelina Jolie spent part of her childhood here, as did Hayden Panatierre, and a short list of past residents includes Icelandic pop singer Björk, Ballet dancer Mikail Baryshnikov, journalist Mike Wallace and Oscar winners William Hurt, Al Pacino and Jessica Lange. At the beginning of this year Phish The man in front test Anastasio lost a small fortune in the sale of a historical house that he bought from Lorena Bracco who bought the house next to the cliff in 1989 with the then husband Harvey Keitel of Ellen, Oscar winner Burstyn.
Officially divorced last year and now romantically involved with "Saturday Night Live" co-director Colin Jost, Johansson maintains a strong portfolio of residential properties that stretches from coast to coast. More than ten years ago, the star of the "Avengers" franchise paid $ 2.1 million for a two-bedroom penthouse on top of a distinguished white-gloved building in the elegant suburb of Sutton Place in midtown Manhattan, and during the summer of 2013, shortly before she now married her second ex-husband, French advertising executive Romain Dauriac, paid $ 3.5 million for an extension of almost 1.5 acres on the eastern edge of the boho-chic Hamptons of Amagansett, New York. At the end of 2014, he left some multimillion-dollar real estate roots in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles with the purchase of nearly $ 3.9 million from a 1940s elegantly renovated and secured behind the doors at the end of a dark cul-de-sac in the foothills between Bronson Canyon and Griffith Park.
List of photos: Ellis Sotheby & # 39; s International Realty