He played the suburban boy next door opposite a middle-aged actress in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” but after making millions from a career in Hollywood, Anthony Rapp feels ready to move on to something else: a regular apartment. The actor has listed his one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment in the West Village for $995,000. It’s not a lot of money, and it’s not the most expansive of one-bedrooms: this one-bed, two-bathroom, 820-square-foot place is a walk-up apartment on 12th Street between Sullivan and Houston streets. But the perch on the northeast corner of the corridor comes with a view of the Empire State Building from its roof deck, and with a tidy kitchen designed by Marc Bellotti, the kitchenette sink is sufficient to make ordering room service an option.
Rapp bought the apartment in July of 2017, shortly after The New York Times published a story about Kevin Spacey’s alleged history of sexual misconduct. Since then, Rapp has said that Spacey is no longer welcome in his life — or at least he has considered it. (The actor has said that a Tweet directed at Spacey was intended as a joke, but that he regrets the choice to quote it.) For now, he seems content to settle in West Village, about a 20-minute walk away. (Plus, come summer, it’s less than two miles to the Hamptons.)
As for the apartment itself, the unit comes with 9-foot ceilings and a cement-block wall on the south-facing wall. Sound-dampening, soft-close doors on the door to the master bedroom serve as a fail-safe to keep noise out, but they give up the view of the Empire State Building. (Admittedly, that’s probably a trade-off worth making.) Given Rapp’s interest in moving on, this place looks fairly unassuming — and if it fails to impress you, you don’t need to sell it (when it’s time to move, at least). You just might want to find a new gay boyfriend.
For now, though, it will just have to do. Though he sometimes listed the apartment’s asking price as high as $1.2 million, it’s a single-family home, and as such is limited to residents of five boroughs. When it comes to a market, though, $1.2 million is not a ceiling, and this one should be selling fast — if not necessarily fast enough for Rapp, then at least fast enough to put the high-priced condo dream to bed. (And in case you’re wondering, the full listing: 11 West 12th Street, $995,000)
*This post has been updated.