Real Estate Report: Jim Parsons Buys $1.8 NYC Condo

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The Big Bang Theory actor buys at historic 36 Gramercy Park East for $150,000 below asking price

Big Bang's Jim Parsons has just purchased a condo in a 14-floor, 51-unit luxury building located on desirable Gramercy Park in lower Manhattan.

The actor paid $1.822 million for the condo, a reduction from the asking price of $1.975 million. The 911-square-foot unit includes two bedrooms and one bath. Parsons reportedly purchased the condo with Todd Alan Spiewak.

"It's a phenomenal two-bedroom in the condo on Gramercy Park … it was hardly even on the market," Nest Seekers broker Ryan Serhant told the New York Observer. Serhant, a former soap star, is set to appear in Bravo's upcoming Million Dollar Listing New York.

The Gothic white-terra-cotta-clad building was constructed in 1908 and was once the home of actors John and Ethel Barrymore and circus man Alfred Ringling. Its entrance is guarded by two knight statues in silver-painted armor. The building turned condo in 2010.

One of the most prized perks of owning in the building is a key to private, two-acre Gramercy Park.