Filmmakers Barry Jenkins and Lulu Wang have officially become New York City residents—at least part-time. The Hollywood directors have just scooped up digs in a Greenwich Village co-op building for $2.35 million, according to the New York Post. The listing was held by Robert Cain at Compass.
Barry Jenkins, whose screenplay Moonlight won the Oscar for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay in 2017, is a Miami native. Wang is Chinese-born but also Miami-raised, and is the writer-director behind critically acclaimed 2019 comedy-drama The Farewell, starring Awkwafina.
The couple’s newly-acquired two-bedroom, one-and-a-half bathroom abode sits on the seventh floor of a 10-story pre-war building. Constructed in 1929, the co-op is situated just minutes away from Washington Square Park and Union Square. A welcoming foyer leads to the unit’s all-white living room, which measures in at 25 feet long and boasts beamed ceilings and a wood-burning fireplace with original stone mantel. Its original oak floors have been maintained throughout.
Street-facing casement windows frame a north facing view, with bench seating below. An eat-in kitchen will allow the filmmaking duo enough room for a four-person table. Whenever they’re not off in LA or busy working on what one can only assume is the next awards season contender, the couple can enjoy the building’s amenities, which include a meticulously landscaped rooftop terrace and access to fitness rooms.
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When asked where he keeps his Oscars, Jenkins told Vulture that the gold statuettes were sometimes stored on the wall of books in his LA home. No telling if the awards will end up in New York City too, but the smaller bedroom in their new home is currently set up as a library with built-in bookshelves, so they’ve got options.