Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde Trade ‘High Line’ for High Life: List Chelsea Condo for $4 Million

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Actors Jason Sudeikis and  fiancée Olivia Wilde put are aiming for a $777,000 profit on the home they bought in 2012.

Lack of proper space in Manhattan is no joke, even for a famous comedian, his actress fiancée and their young toddler.

Movie star couple Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde traded up before listing their two-bedroom, 2.5 bath Chelsea apartment for nearly $4 million recently, just eight months after the birth of their son, Otis.

Actors Jason Sudeikis and  fiancée Olivia Wilde put are aiming for a $777,000 profit on the home they bought in 2012.

Actors Jason Sudeikis and fiancée Olivia Wilde put are aiming for a $777,000 profit on the home they bought in 2012.

The 1,670-square-foot corner unit boasts ample light, 13-foot ceilings and great views of the Meatpacking District.

The 1,670-square-foot corner unit boasts ample light, 13-foot ceilings and great views of the Meatpacking District.

The kitchen showcases high-end stainless steel appliances.

The kitchen showcases high-end stainless steel appliances.

The actors bought the modest (by celebrity standards) Meatpacking District apartment at 66 Ninth Avenue in 2012 for $3.23 million. Listing agent Ann Cutbill Lenan of Douglas Elliman real estate told media outlets that the couple “moved on to a bigger place.” (we’re guessing literally and figuratively).

Sudeikis earned his comedic wings via brash and cocky characters as a featured “not ready for primetime player” on Saturday Night Live before graduating to become a bonafide A-list comedy movie star in successful movies such as Horrible Bosses and We’re the Millers. New York City-born Wilde achieved international stardom television shows such as The O.C. and House M.D., and then in films such as Cowboys & Aliens.

When you consider the actors’ skyrocketing careers and a son who’s about to test out his walking shoes, it’s understandable why the family flew the Chelsea coop—despite what’s generally considered a spacious pad by Manhattan standards. But once you’ve gone Hollywood, standards change. Sudeikis and Wilde, who can play the game in Hollywood or New York appear to have left the Meatpacking District’s High Line for the high life. Who could blame them?

Sudeikis and Wilde outgrew the two-bedroom apartment following the birth of their son.

Sudeikis and Wilde outgrew the two-bedroom apartment following the birth of their son.

One of the 2.5 baths.

One of the 2.5 baths.

The star couple's apartment is modest by celebrity standards.

The star couple’s apartment is modest by celebrity standards.

Space aside, the listed 1,670-square-foot corner unit in Chelsea could offers few A-list frills outside of expansive views, 13-foot ceilings, walk-in closets, custom Italian cabinetry and high-end appliances. The apartment (across from Chelsea Market) could very well pass for a business executive’s bachelor pad with access to a public roof deck, a fitness center and bike storage.

Wilde gained fame on the TV show House M.D. while Sudeikis honed his chops as a featured player on SNL.

Wilde gained fame on the TV show House M.D. while Sudeikis honed his chops as a featured player on SNL.

The New York couple are engaged and have an eight-month old son.

The New York couple are engaged and have an eight-month old son.

The apartment is located in the Porter House, a conversion building (actually an expansion of an industrial building to condos) designed by SHoP architects and built in 2003–named for the “porterhouse” cut of steak in a nod to the Meatpacking District. According to Douglas Elliman Real Estate, the base of the building is a yellow-brick Renaissance Revival warehouse structure originally erected in 1905. Meanwhile, the condo conversion rests on top of the warehouse–disguised as a dark zinc-façade box with vertical lighting elements as large as some of its windows. The agency calls these oversized windows “visible beacons” that resemble “lines of barcode.”

The Porter House building offers a prime location near Hudson River Park’s walking and bike paths, dog runs and green spaces as well as High Line Park, Chelsea Piers recreation center, restaurants, clubs and art galleries.

Listing agent Lenan correctly calls the neighborhood “hip” and the Sudeikis-Wilde apartment itself “sunny.” Since SNL alum Sudeikis is a rising comedy star, the apartment may also have traces of funny left behind. So whoever buys it, the joke may be on them. In this case, that would be a good thing.

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