June 8, 2012 at 11:24 AM ET
The latest celebrity real estate news is all out of New York. Claire Danes and husband Hugh Dancy listed their SoHo co-op, Jimmy Fallon's childhood home in upstate is for sale and Edie Falco's Tribeca penthouse is listed.
Born-and-raised New Yorker Claire Danes may be considered a Hollywood star, but she chooses to live in her childhood neighborhood of SoHo rather than Los Angeles.
And although Danes and her husband Hugh Dancy have just listed their SoHo apartment for $5.988 million, it's doubtful she'll be moving West anytime soon.
Danes got her big start on the mid-90s television show "My So-Called Life." In the role she earned an Emmy nomination and won the a Golden Globe. She then moved on to film, nabbing the role of Juliet in "Romeo + Juliet," opposite Leonardo DiCaprio. Currently, she's back in television, starring in Showtime's "Homeland," in a role for which she received the 2012 Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Series.
Danes' SoHo condo is in an 1882 building, marked by exterior columns and exposed wood beams. It sits on a quiet, cobblestone street. Inside, Danes' 4,000-square-foot loft-like apartment has high ceilings, 16 windows, exposed brick and hardwood floors. The 3-bed, 3-bath home also includes a wood-burning fireplace and direct elevator access.
The listing is held by Elaine Schweninger of Town Real Estate.
Before Jimmy Fallon cracked jokes on Saturday Night Live and later as the host of NBC's "Late Night," he was like most kids, spending his days playing in the backyard.
Fallon's sister, Gloria, mentioned the family home is for sale in her blog, "Growing Up Fallon." According to listing information, the 3-bedroom, 2-bath home was previously sold for $85,000 in 2004; Fallon and his family moved to the home in the late 1970s.
Sitting on a half-acre lot, the single-family home has a flat grassy play area, is fenced in and, according to the listing, is "safe for children or pets." Inside, it's noted that some "cosmetic updates" are needed, but the home has 1,780-square-feet of living space, hardwood and ceramic floors, a large "country kitchen," and upstairs study.
Additionally on the property is a recently renovated cottage that "has it all...even a built-in keg." A post on Fallon's site says that Fallon's grandfather lived there during his childhood, but doesn't mention the keg.
The home first hit the market March 30 and has already had a price cut by $10,000.
Fallon still lives in New York; he recently purchased a new home in the Hamptons for $5.7 million.
In the latest edition of "Working Mother," actress Edie Falco talks about the new Manhattan apartment she recently bought and how she donated her kitchen to a company that resells the goods and donates proceeds to charity.
While we don't know where Falco and her two kids are now calling their Big Apple home, we do know that the award-winning star of "The Sopranos" and "Nurse Jackie" has listed her duplex in the Tribeca real estate market of New York City.
Calling it a "ZenSational in Tribeca,'' Falco's penthouse condo has 4 bedrooms plus a home office, 3 full bathrooms, soaring ceilings and 2 terraces that add an additional 950 square feet to the apartment's interior 3,000 square feet.
Falco bought the condo for $3.8 million in 2005, which is the same year she adopted her son, Anderson. In 2008, she added daughter Macy to the clan, which may be part of the reason why the Falcos needed new digs.
While Falco has taken some hits for the low-key decor of her condo, the talented actress makes no bones about the long hours she keeps while plying her trade (she just signed on for a play at the non-profit Manhattan Theatre Club's 2012-2013 season) plus the time she puts in parenting her kids.
In her Working Mother interview, Falco said raising her kids in Manhattan has its challenges.
Originally, I was intimidated by the concept. After all, I grew up in the laid-back suburbs of Long Island. I think being a New York City mom can be scary, because there’s a lot of micromanaging and helicopter parenting, and I’m not like that at all. It took me a while to realize I could parent Anderson [age 7] and Macy [age 3] my own way, and, happily, my kids are thriving.
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