'Law & Order: SVU' Star Selling NYC Apartment

chris meloniChristopher Meloni of Law & Order: SVU has a buyer under contract on his 1-bedroom, 1-bath New York City apartment that the actor had been using as personal office space since he purchased it last April for $910,000.

"Chris needed a larger work space," listing agent Dan Deutsch of Homestate Properties told AOL Real Estate. Meloni first put the 736-square-footer on the market last fall and then re-listed it for $875,000 in January. It is expected to close in May.

The listing details when he bought the downtown Manhattan unit said the home was worth $1.1 million in 2008, reported Curbed. The previous owners had purchased it for $926,000.

"He loves the views and it is very creative for him. He just felt it was too small," says Deutsch.


Located in an art deco building with full-service concierge and doorman, the unit (pictured) has great views and features a designer kitchen with high-end stainless steel appliances and custom oak custom cabinetry and floors. There's a dining alcove, deluxe built-ins throughout, plenty of closets, and in-wall iPod ports wired to the kitchen and bathroom ceiling speakers. (See more photos in our gallery.)

Although he loves the view of the financial district from the unit, he will still get his fix of great views from many stories up in his 3,000-square-foot apartment above Hell's Kitchen that was decorated by his wife Sherman, reported Architectural Digest. "What makes me happy about this apartment, however, is that, while the views keep you very much in touch with New York, you're also above it all. I never imagined living 60 stories above the city could be so soothing."

When they are not hanging in the city, they are relaxing with their kids in a 5,000-square-foot cottage in the Connecticut suburbs, reported InStyle.

That suburban house, decorated with warm tones and traditional furniture, has its own unique view: One of the lake and forest. "We wanted something with a country feel. But this is not a farmhouse, so we didn't want rural decor," he says.

With a zip line that stretches across the back lawn and playhouses, and a lake where he goes waterskiing, Meloni told the glossy: "Serenity, beauty and freedom. It only took me 42 years to find all of these things."














Sheree R. Curry
, who has owned three homes, including one across the river in New Jersey, is a three-time award-winning journalist who has covered real estate for six years. During her 20-year career, her articles have appeared regularly in the
Wall Street Journal, TV Week, and Fortune. She's been writing for AOL Real Estate since 2009 from a Minneapolis-area rental. She seeks a book publisher -- or at least a lender who'll give a reasonable mortgage rate to a self-employed mom.

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April 27 2011 at 8:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
hammertime1

These homes are all going down in value--but, the whole econmic 'thing' can/will be changed with better economic/presidential leadership!! Out with the current--in with someone who will 'take charge'!! GET RID OF O"BUMMER NOW--HE CAN"T GO FAST ENOUGH!! The main problem in this country can be solved--it's easy---if you have ABLLS!! And no one seems to have "Balls'--or care!!!

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April 25 2011 at 9:20 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
nasknit

Only in NYC would 736 Sq Ft APT be selling for close to a Million dollars. No wonder the "Powers that Be" are so out of touch with "middle America"!

April 24 2011 at 3:34 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ms.Hope

Good luck on looking for a bigger space!

April 23 2011 at 10:20 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
cjcfleur

You know Chris if you and your family ever would like to get away and rent some lovely property on Lake Michigan in Grand Haven you could find some nice cribs for around 2-3 grand a month. Grand Haven is just a delightful summer area with great shops and resturants and such. It just amazes what New York costs LOL. OH , and thanks to all SUV for continuing the good work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

April 23 2011 at 9:32 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
T

Hope you sell it quickly, Chris & great job as the voice of Green Lantern this past year! That was some masterpiece of an animated flick, mostly because of you. Thanks for the fun.

April 23 2011 at 8:35 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
misstinam1

Chris, come live wih me!

April 23 2011 at 8:11 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Al

love the show..keep up the good work! I hope the place sells fast.
AL

April 23 2011 at 7:07 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
sallijaneg

5000-sq-ft. cottage? Hello? Hey, I love L&O and Mr. Meloni, and I enjoyed the article, but writers, get in touch with the average reader—the average home size in the country is about 2300 sq. ft., so 5,000 cannot really be a “cottage”, can it? (Though it does sound like a great family home!)
Great office apartment, too.

April 23 2011 at 3:29 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply