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Willem Dafoe Sells Lower East Side Co-op for Over Ask

Willem Dafoe and his son, Jack, have signed off on the sale of the Lower East Side apartment the pair bought back in 2005. The Dafoes netted approximately $860,000 for the 2-bedroom unit at 504 Grand Street. That’s $10K over the list price and a nice profit from the $606,000 price that was paid.


First reported by The Observer, it was the younger Dafoe who was the resident-in-chief for the co-op in the The Amalgamated Dwellings section of Cooperative Village, a 4,500-unit co-op housing development.


The Dafoe unit was called a “spacious art deco, pre-war, two-bedroom apartment” that features east and west exposure, original hardwood floors, high ceilings, and abundant closet and storage space. The third-floor unit carried a $775 monthly common charge that included maintenance, heat and hot water, and real estate taxes.



Laura Vecsey

Laura Vecsey is a former sports columnist, news reporter and politics writer and has worked for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Baltimore Sun, Albany (N.Y.) Times-Union and Harrisburg Patriot-News. She was also a regional editor with She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College.