British actor Daniel Radcliffe, more commonly known by his alter-ego of Harry Potter, has recently purchased prime property stateside, adding to his already substantial real estate portfolio.
The 20 year old star has dropped £3.76 million for this latest addition, located on West 12th Street. The historic property dates back to 1847, originally built as a gift from a sea captain to his daughter. Encompassing 3,000sq ft, the five-bedroom town home also has a garden, just less than 40ft long, and the home itself sits on a “picturesque tree-lined landmark cobblestone blocks,” according to the Sotheby’s ad. What a whimsical touch for our literary star brought to life—I guess trees do grow in New York City.
Radcliffe acquired this property, which now joins the ranks of his others: two more in New York City alone—one in SoHo (£ 3.2mil), and one overlooking the Hudson (£3 mil). Radcliffe also owns a flat in west London.
Despite his young age (20!), Radcliffe seems to possess quite valuable monetary knowledge and management. In conjunction with co-stars Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, Radcliffe received money management advice from Coutts bank upon his turning 18. Despite his alleged £20 mil fortune, Radcliffe claims that mostly he likes buying things that cost around £7. Clearly this does not apply to real estate.
The aforementioned Grint and Watson have their own property collections as well, with Grint’s portfolio consisting of four homes in Hertfordshire totaling about £10 mil; and Watson’s town house in North London (£3 mil) in addition to a ski chalet in France (£1 mil).