Meg Ryan’s moving on from her spacious New York City loft. Peek inside the When Harry Met Sally star’s SoHo space.
In 2013, Ryan purchased the property from The Simpsons star Hank Azaria for $8 million, and she’s given it a bit of a facelift in the four years since. The 4,100 square foot loft comprises the entire fifth floor of a building built in the 1880s. The apartment has two bedrooms plus an additional sleeping area with French doors and three bathrooms.
The property was the cover story in the November 2016 issue of Architectural Digest, so in the grand trend of celebrity homes coming on the market soon after they’re on the newsstand, it’s not surprising the place is now for sale. The actress—who made her directorial debut with “Ithaca,” 2015’s World War II drama starring herself, Tom Hanks, and her son, Jack—admits to being a serial renovator. The SoHo place was her ninth.
“I love renovating,” she told AD. “I think it’s tied to living the actor’s life. As an actor, you are so rarely in control. You’re always saying words that someone else has given you, standing in a room that someone else has designed, to create a reality that someone else wants to see. But with decorating I am in control; it’s a chance for me to bring my vision into the world.”
So what vision did Ryan bring to this place? Much of the loft is decorated in black and white, with marble, gorgeous tile, and neutral accents. The master bedroom has eight (yes, eight) custom closets.
Ryan and the apartment even have a rom-com worthy meet cute story. More than a decade before she purchased it, she attended a party there, and then forgot all about it. When she was on her house hunt, she entered the space and immediately remembered it. “It was like so much of New York: cinematic,” she said. “That’s what attracted me. And that’s what I wanted to work with.”
The property is currently listed with Barbara Hochhauser of the Corcoran Group for $10.9 million.