Actress Scarlett Johansson, 37, and Colin Jost, 40, are on the hunt for bigger digs — a family-sized apartment in the city, Gimme has learned.
The ‘Black Widow’ star and her ‘SNL’ comedian husband share last year’s daughter Cosmo and ScarJo’s daughter Rose Dorothy, 7, from her previous marriage to Romain Dauriac.
The couple recently bought a stunning $23 million Upper East Side penthouse with a huge wraparound deck in Wales on Madison Ave. The penthouse is a new building.
The hotel was reportedly once a magnet for celebs to get ready for the Met Ball, back in the day. Developer is Adellco, which is also behind 27 E. 79th St.
Scarjo already owns minor digs in the Hood and in Los Angeles.
The apartment hunt comes as Jost’s West Village home, which hit the market last fall with Douglas Elliman’s $2.5 million Noble Black, is now under contract, Gimme also exclusively reports. The 1,400-square-foot, two-bedroom apartment is located at 53 Horatio St. Jost bought it in 2011 for $1.78 million.
Back in the Wales, the penthouse opens to an entrance gallery with a dedicated lift and sweeping staircase to the roof terrace. There is a windowed chef’s kitchen, as well as a large great corner room with a fireplace, coffered ceilings and French doors leading to the terrace. The entire floor, 4,179 square feet, five bedrooms, five bathrooms also offers private space – a huge 3,114 square foot wraparound deck that features an outdoor kitchen with wet bar and fireplace.
The building dates back to 1899, and the charming lobby also features coffered ceilings, a custom walnut and marble concierge desk, and antique mirrored walls.
During the conversion, heritage architects “shrunk” the cornice of the facade so the penthouse would not be too visible from the street and deviate too far from the original aesthetic.
The couple – who have been together since 2017 – had a “strange” but beautiful pandemic wedding in fall 2020 at Scarjo’s home in Snedens Landing, an exclusive celebrity enclave in the Palisades.
Last March, Scarjo also sold her two-bedroom penthouse on Sutton Place at a loss — for $1.87 million; She bought it in 2008 for $2.1 million. That’s pocket change for the twice Oscar-nominated star, who was one of the highest-paid actresses in the world.