For an actor, it’s all about timing. Or, rather, it’s mostly about timing. So with the near-complete renovation of their East Village townhouse, Alan Cumming and his husband, Grant Shaffer, have decided it’s time to sell their East Village co-op. The 1,500-square-foot apartment at 297 East 10th Street is listed for sale for $2.2 million.

Alan Cumming LR Alan Cumming living roomThe 4-bedroom is neat as a pin and can’t be mistaken for anything else except an artist’s space, characterized most by its long and winding-ly quirky layout. Note the Scottish plaid throw blanket on the couch. And, while the floor-thru apartment has only a single bathroom, it does sport views of Tompkins Square Park. The couple purchased the pad in 2005 for $1.65 million.

Alan Cumming Kitchen Alan Cumming sitting room Alan cumming bookshelf Alan Cumming fireplace Alan Cumming bedroom Alan Cumming bedroom2The couple has been working up to this big move. Their “new” townhouse is around the corner at 404 East 9th Street. They paid $4.65 million for it in early 2014, and have been working on the 1899 red brick townhouse — though given their preference for original detail, no one’s expecting bamboo floors and skylights. The kicker for the couple in buying the 20-foot wide townhouse with 7 bedrooms was certainly not the 4 bathrooms. It’s the huge “forest-like garden” that will let Cumming and Shaffer experience the great outdoors of the East Village.

Alan Cumming view Alan Cumming floor planCumming, who is a 3-time Emmy nominee for his role as Eli Gold in “The Good Wife’’’ and a Tony winner for his performance in “Cabaret,” sold a Gramercy Park co-op in 2014 for $762,500. The studio unit at 7 Lexington Ave. has since sold again this January for $835,000.