Brooke Shields and her producer/writer hubby Chris Henchy purchased a vacant Greek Revival house in New York's West Village. The townhouse, which has been on the market for $5.6 million, has four apartments on four floors, with original parlor floor details, "eight fireplaces, original wide plank floors, original mantles and moldings," and a large, South-facing garden, according to the listing.
The 3,314-square-foot, 18-room, 5.5-bath building has four kitchens and was built in 1905. Although the place may need some renovation (what to do with four kitchens?), the original architectural details alone — exposed brick walls, ornate fireplace mantles, tin tile ceiling — as well as the built-in cabinetry, would be enough to justify some renovation costs. Shields also owns a home in Los Angeles’s Pacific Palisades area, as well as a co-op in SoHo, where she'll presumably reside until her new place is up and running.