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Peek inside 'The Good Wife' star Alan Cumming's stunning New York home as he puts it on the market for $2.2m

Sasha Brady

Published 18/05/2016 | 18:06

Alan Cumming has put his New York home on the market. Photo: Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Alan Cumming has put his New York home on the market. Photo: Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Douglas Elliman Real Estate

The Good Wife star Alan Cumming has put his New York apartment on the market for $2.2m.

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The Scottish actor has put his home up for sale for a cool US$2.2 (€1.95) million.

The Good Wife cast
The Good Wife cast

It's not the sort of place we could picture the ruthless and highly-strung Eli Gold living in, Cumming's character in The Good Wife, but we can easily picture the OBE-awarded actor sitting comfortably in the serene, clean space.

The gorgeous apartment located in the super hip East Village district of Manhattan, overlooking Tompkins Square Park and is on the third floor of a redbrick row house built around 1846.

Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Douglas Elliman Real Estate

According to real estate agents, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, the "sprawling four-bedroom, one-bathroom residence is flooded with natural light through triple exposures and enjoys serene park views through an abundance of oversized windows".

The 51-year-old purchased the apartment with his husband, Grant Shaffer, in 2005.

Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Douglas Elliman Real Estate

While the couple implemented a few modern, upgrades, they were keen to keep the apartment's historic details.

"We like those old traditional buildings," Cumming told The Wall Street Journal. "We're not big on sliding glass doors."

Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Douglas Elliman Real Estate

It's decorated with pieces that remind the LGBT activist of his homeland, including a tartan rug in the dining area and a tartan throw draped over the living room couch.

We assume he'll be taking those pieces with him as the unit’s asking price doesn’t include furnishings.

Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Douglas Elliman Real Estate

According to Variety magazine, the actor is moving to another redbrick property in the East Village, an Italianate townhouse that he has has extensively renovated since purchasing in 2013.

The couple also has a home in upstate New York.

Cumming was nominated for an Emmy three times for his performance on The Good Wife.

Now, he is shooting the Billie Jean King biopic, Battle of the Sexes.

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