The late actor bought the one-bedroom West Village loft in 2009
The West Village loft that was the New York City home of the late prolific English actor Alan Rickman hit the market on Monday for $1.69 million, Mansion Global has learned.
The award-winning actor, who brought the character of Professor Severus Snape to life in the Harry Potter film series, owned the home from 2009—when he bought it for a little under $1 million—until his death at the age of 69 in 2016, according to property records.
It’s now being sold by a trust linked to his widow, records show.
Spanning 925 square feet, the home has 12-foot ceilings and a wood-burning fireplace that is a “true gem,” according to the listing with Pamela D’Arc of Compass.
Rickman, who was drawn to the intimacy of the building along with its location, gut renovated the apartment following his purchase in 2009, according to Compass.
“He had impeccable taste and a keen sense of design, which is reflected in the apartment’s renovation,” a representative for the brokerage said.
The hub of the one-bedroom home is its open living, dining and kitchen space, which has oversized windows, walls of storage and a fireplace with a metal mantle.
Like the living area, the bedroom is fitted with a wall of closets and the bathroom has a clawfoot tub and a large walk-in shower, according to the listing.
Rickman “used the apartment frequently, as he loved New York City and worked here as well,” the Compass representative said.
The actor was the recipient of a host of accolades, including an Emmy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe Award.
He was well known for his villainous roles, which along with Professor Snape, included Hans Gruber in “Die Hard” and the Sheriff of Nottingham in “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.” He also starred in “Sense and Sensibility,” “Galaxy Quest,” “Love Actually” and “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”