Falco Flies Coop


The New York Observer

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On May 14, Sopranos matriarch Edie Falco listed her neo-Greek townhouse at 97 Barrow Street for $3.75 million. The 18-foot-wide home totals 2,592 square feet and has seven rooms, wide-plank flooring and a private rear garden. Built in 1847, the red brick residence has since been updated with modern amenities while preserving the original moldings and archways throughout.

Thomas Wexler, who has the exclusive listing, didn’t return calls for comment. Ms. Falco was traveling, a spokesperson said, and unavailable for comment about her forthcoming West Village exodus.

In December 2001, Ms. Falco paid $2.55 million to move into 97 Barrow Street, between Hudson and Greenwich streets. The move put her in familiar company.

In recent years, the West Village blocks started to seem an eerie stand-in for the New Jersey exurb where Carmela and Tony hold court in a stucco McMansion.

In June 1999, James Gandolfini paid $850,500 for a two-bedroom apartment in the 177,000-square-foot luxury condo development at 99 Jane Street. In March 2002, Mr. Gandolfini and his now ex-wife, Marcella Wudarski-Gandolfini, purchased the adjacent apartment at 99 Jane Street for just over $1 million.

But in November 2003, following his divorce settlement with Ms. Wudarski, Mr. Gandolfini, 42, unloaded his adjoining apartments at 99 Jane Street for $2.5 million.

Just like her character Carmela, who’s estranged from Tony Soprano on the shows fifth season, in March Ms. Falco split from her new beau, Stanley Tucci, after the two became romantically involved during their five-month run together in Terrence McNally’s play Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. When things were still hot and heavy last year, the two had reportedly been scouting seven-figure Tribeca lofts together back in November, before recently going their separate ways.