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‘The Help’ Author Kathryn Stockett Buys NY Co-Op

Erika Riggs
November 8, 2012

Source: NYTimes.com

Author Kathryn Stockett, who penned the bestselling book “The Help,” is branching out from her Southern roots for a co-op in the Big Apple.

The Atlanta-based writer recently purchased a co-op in the East Village for $1.25 million, The New York Observer reports. The apartment is in the same building as Chloe Sevigny’s garden-level co-op, currently listed for $1.995 million.

According to the Observer, Stockett used her way with words to convince the homeowner to sell her the place; previously the home was listed as a rental for $5,995 a month.

What made Stockett so enamored with the place? Besides its East Village location, the co-op is full of pre-war charm: hardwood plank floors, high ceilings and two wood-burning fireplaces.The 1-bed, 1-bath even has a small study — just the place for Stockett to pound out her next novel.