Shana Randhava, the executive director of the Estee Lauder Companies, has just purchased actress Chloe Sevigny’s former East Village home for $2.2 million, according to city property records.
The charming 1,250 square foot co-op is on the garden floor of a historic Greek Revival townhouse on East 10th Street.
Sevigny — who has been quoted about her love for Estee Lauder products, particularly their “luxury compacts” — sold the 19th century home in 2013 to a couple of high profile tech entrepreneurs, Halle Tecco and Jeff Hammerbacher, for $1.76 million.
In Sevigny’s day, the apartment was featured in shelter magazines and decorated like a British “shabby chic” cottage, which was particularly ironic given the gritty urban nature of the area at the time.
Tecco and Hammerbacher then renovated the apartment. (Hammerbacher, a Mark Zuckerberg college pal, was an early Facebook employee before co-founding open-source software firm Cloudera, while Tecco is founder of Rock Health, which funds digital health start-ups.)
The one bedroom, one and a half bathroom home — inside the 26.5 foot wide townhouse — also features a landscaped front garden and private entrance with a Dutch door that leads to a hallway lined with closets, including one that contains a washer and dryer. The windowed chef’s kitchen comes with custom cabinetry, butcher-block counters, exposed brick, a Rohl farmhouse sink and “hand-painted Urban Archeology tiles,” according to the listing.
The pre-war home — in one of six 19th century townhouses within the landmarked St. Mark’s Historic district — still contains original beamed ceilings, base moldings, wide plank pine flooring and two wood burning fireplaces.
The living room boasts custom book shelves surrounding a fireplace and a wall of antique mirrors. There’s also a light-filled dining area with terra cotta flooring and a built-in home office. Another Dutch door opens to the landscaped garden.The master bedroom suite also has a wood burning fireplace with an original marble mantle and a large walk in closet, along with a spa-like bathroom with a cast iron tub.
The listing brokers were Heather McDonough and Henry Hershkowitz of Core.