Ethan Hawke’s upbeat and colorful Manhattan digs up for sale

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Academy Award nominated Ethan Hawke, actor, director and writer (Training Day, Before Sunset, Dead Poet’s Society) has put his four-floor townhouse in Chelsea, Manhattan up for sale for $6.5 million.

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Covering 3,500 sq ft, the luxury town house features two units with six bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms. On the ground floor there is a living room, a kitchen, two small bedrooms, a bathroom and two walk-in closets.

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A private entry and stair hall lead to the parlor floor (where the half bath is) which is linked to the living room through double pocket doors. A fireplace and a built-in green bookcase opposite it, wood floors covered with a patchwork rug, a cabinet piano and sundry upholstered items of furniture – all these are to be found in the living room. The center island kitchen contains yellow cupboards and cabinets, vintage as well as modern-looking appliances, a red fridge, red bar stools and a breakfast banquette. At the back of the parlor floor there is a small-sized dining room whose huge window looks out over the backyard.  Its door leads to a tiny balcony and the stairs lead to the lower level garden area.

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On the second floor there are three bedrooms which share two bathrooms in the hallway and a laundry room. The master suite takes up the whole of the top floor, featuring a blue bedroom, a small den, a vintage-style bathroom and a large terrace.

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It would be interesting to hear who the next owner is going to be – and then see if their personalities match Mr. Hawke’s just by their taste in home decorating.