Actress and model Julia Fox has purchased a $2.99 million, two-family brownstone located in Harlem’s Mount Morris Park Historic District, one of the area’s most sought after neighborhoods. According to the Real Deal, Fox purchased the home with her good friend, photographer Richie Shazam, however, it appears only Fox’s name is listed on the deed.
The 33-year-old, mother of one made a $900,000 down payment and received a $2 million loan from First Republic not long before it collapsed. The property was represented by Stefani Berkin of R New York property and was initially listed at $3.65 million.
Built in 1888, the 5,900-square-foot upper building was recently renovated. With a kitchen on each floor, the ground and parlour levels can serve as one or two apartments. Currently the third and fourth floors are configured as a duplex apartment. Sun-filled rooms feature exposed brick walls complimented by wooden floors and window frames. The building features three kitchens along with several fireplace.
Come with me on a very underwhelming apartment tour! also to clarify I have only ONE mouse and he’s cute 🥰♬ original sound – Julia fox
The brownstone is a big step up for Fox, who spurred controversy earlier this year when she provided a video tour (above) of her one-bedroom, Yorkville apartment. Describing the cramped apartment as “underwhelming,” she noted the apartment had a small mouse problem and added, “I don’t like excessive displays of wealth. They make me feel icky.”