Remember the cool old carriage house where Viola Davis’s character Delia lives in the movie Eat Pray Love?
Those scenes were filmed on location in Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill neighborhood inside what was once a firehouse in the 1800s.
It’s on the market, so let’s revisit the sets from the movie!
The Carriage House from “Eat Pray Love”
Julia Roberts played Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of the best-selling memoir that was made into the movie.
One of the opening scenes shows her mingling at a party in Delia’s house (played by Viola Davis).
The listing says that the house features three loft-like floors with 12″ wide planked floors, beamed ceilings, skylights, and exposed-brick walls.
The house is bigger than it looks with nearly 6,000 square feet.
The listing notes that it’s currently split into two units but could be converted back into a single residence.
Speaking of Viola Davis, are you watching her new series How to Get Away With Murder? She lives in a beautiful old house on that show, too, that I’d love to get a closer look at.
The carriage house has been “used for multiple movie shoots,” but this is the only one I recognized. If you know of any others filmed here, let us know!
The listing description says:
This rare Cobble Hill Carriage House, a former 1840’s Firehouse, is what real estate dreams are made of in New York City. Featured in many famous films over the years, it is impressive in scale with a 25’ wide x 85’ footprint, and offers three loft-like floors without the inconvenience of vertical townhouse living.
The main floor weighs in at 2125 sq. ft. alone, and allows for an entertainment space unrivaled by ANY townhouse OR apartment in Brownstone Brooklyn.
Add to that the drama of massive exposed wood beams, arched windows, a charming greenhouse, a perennial garden, an oversized reclaimed-brick wood-burning fireplace, 12” wide wood-plank floors, double height ceilings, a terrace off the 2nd floor, and oversized skylights, and you have a one-of-kind property with the warmth and grandeur only found in historical homes, but the open layout of more modern living.
Currently configured as a two-unit home, with some very minor adjustments this home easily becomes a grand home with 4 to 6 bedrooms. It has been updated with central AC, and a Chef’s kitchen complete with a 48” Viking stove and granite countertops.
Additional features listed: Exposed Beam Ceiling and Double Height Ceilings, Parking Garage on Block w Monthly Spots, South Facing Garden and Terrace, Amazing Curb Appeal Close to All Transportation, Dramatic Staircase/Space for an Elevator, 12″ Wide Plank Oak Floors, Chef’s Renovated Kitchen, Huge Open Loft-Like Footprint, Reclaimed Brick Fireplace, and Super Flexible Layout.
They’re asking a little under $7 million.
Check the listing with Deborah Rieders of The Corcoran Group for photos and information.
Curbed has the floorplans.
*UPDATE: Norah Jones reportedly bought the carriage house for $6.25 million.
Alie B says
Gorgeous home! I love everything except the blue beams in the master bedroom.
Yeah, I’m with ya on that too, Alie. Besides not liking that look, it totally didn’t suit the home, IMHO.
Steep price, but not surprising. Why in God’s name would anyone divide that carriage house???? Such a shame. I do love that greenhouse and outdoor area.
Frenchtown is about 45 mins from where I live and it is such a cute little town.
I guess because it’s so big they saw an opportunity to rent part of it out. I’d want it all to myself, though, if possible. 🙂
EXACTLY! Mine all mine LOL
Wow, that bedroom with the greenhouse off of it is gorgeous. The exposed brick is also amazing. I would love to see how you would decorate that home. 😉
Wouldn’t it be a fun place to decorate? With such great bones, it wouldn’t even take much to make it beautiful! 🙂
Fantastic – I love it! The greenhouse off the bedroom? Swoon.
Ohhhhhh, Julia! Thank you for showing yet another great movie home! Some of the feel of this house, I think because of the skylights, which are a brilliant idea in this home, combined with the greenhouse and courtyard, do give a similar feel to the apartment in Greencard. At least to me anyway. The kitchen in Greencard is faaaar more to my liking than the Eat, Pray, Love kitchen, however. Most of the furnishings I would change, but what a home!
Just between you and I, Julia, I think we may need to pull something more like a Casino “job” rather than a bank one. I’m not certain both you and I can walk away with 7 million each just from a bank. Harhar 😉
I do love the cozy vintage kitchen in “Green Card” — even though it’s small, it has so much charm. I’ll be in contact with you about a casino job, Jonia, just as soon as I figure out how to pull it off. Ha. 😉
Alie B says
We’ll have to watch Ocean’s 11 to educate ourselves on robbing a casino. If nothing else, the male eye candy should keep us entertained!
I like the way you think, Alie! Ha.
Great! So, an entertaining and informational girls night…with popcorn and junior mints. Seriously, if you haven’t eaten the two together, you haven’t lived 🙂
Alie B says
I am always reminded of a Seinfeld episode, whenever I think of Junior Mints! 🙂
That’s funny — so do I!
A Seinfeld episode you say. I’m intrigued. I’ll hunt down a clip of it….and I’m back. I’d forgotten about that! Wouldn’t that be awesome?! Medical confirmation that ingesting Junior Mints is healthy! “Oh happy day” 😀
Oh my goodness. Be still my heart. I LOVE that downstairs. What a room! I love both bedrooms too (with the exception of the blue beams), and would have a difficult time choosing. A greenhouse anywhere would make me swoon. But attached to the bedroom? With that exposed brick wall? Wowza.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have that greenhouse in the winter in New York??
I love this home — just a great blend of modern/industrial, traditional and rustic elements. I assume it’s the basement that is subdivided off? I like the proposed plans that opens up the kitchen and creates a breakfast room. You really don’t need that ground floor bedroom that blocks off access to that beautiful garden. The kitchen already doesn’t quite seem to match the rest of the home – I think its the countertops/hood (travertine?) that throw me off.
Yeah, I agree, Gur, I’d like to see that kitchen redone to better match the style of the rest of the house!
I see i overlooked the studio tucked up on the 2nd floor. At least that change could be undone and the entry hall restored. And you could get rid of that terrible 70s cone fireplace.
Powerball/SuperLotto might be a better way to raise the cash than your other plan 🙂
What, you don’t think we could pull off a heist? 😉
Alie B says
I do hope none of your readers are cops, Julia. ha!
In case any of them are, let me just state for the record — just kidding about the heists! Ha.
Pamela Porter says
Better check those permits before buying!
Wow, such a warm and interesting house. Wood, brick, metal, glass – I love all the different materials. Yes, please!
Julia, have you seen the new show “Madame Secretary?” I’m intrigued by Tea Leoni’s Virginia house on the show, if you’re ever looking for a house to feature.
I saw the pilot for that show and it really is a great house. Thanks, Kitty!
Oh, and yes, I have seen a couple of episodes of Viola Davis’ new show. I haven’t yet decided whether I like it or not. As for Viola Davis, well, she’s amazing, of course. The plot is interesting. I’m always drawn to something with a puzzle. I have high hopes 🙂
Laura In Sacto says
Oh, this had me, hook, line and sinker. I love every single bit of it. I can’t get enough of How To Get Away With Murder.