Australia premieres the new HBO series And Just Like That… this week.
Realestate.com.au has calculated the real value of Carrie Bradshaw’s New York City home, as well as the anticipation surrounding the Sex and the City spinoff.
According to the website, today’s value of the condo owned by Sarah Jessica Parker would be at least US$600,000. (AU$844,000).
Carrie Bradshaw is back: Australian viewers will be able to see the premiere of And Just Like That… on HBO this week. Photo: Sarah Jessica Parker, actress
Carrie originally rented her apartment, before she bought it with Charlotte’s help (played here by Kristin Davies). She would have paid between $150,000 to $200,000 at that time.
The value of the property would likely have grown by at least $US450,000 (AU$633,000) in the two decades since then.
However, these numbers are insignificant compared to the actual exterior value of the apartment at 64 Perry Street in West Village.
The brownstone on which Carrie’s apartment façade is based last sold in 2012 for a staggering US$9.85million (AU$13.98million).
According to realestate.com.au, Sarah Jessica Parker would make a profit if she owned an apartment worth US$600,000.
Carrie claimed her rent in an earlier season of this long-running series was just US$700 per monthly.
The rent control in the United States allows rent to be ‘frozen’ on properties for as long as the tenant or beneficiary lives there.
Carrie would pay US$3,000 per month (AU$4,200), if there was no rent control.
Bargain: Carrie claimed that her monthly rent was just US$700 in one of its earlier seasons.
Carrie remains the original owner of the apartment, as shown in the trailer to And Just Like That …, that debuts this Thursday at 7 :01AEDT.
As a nod towards the saucy tone from the original, Carrie gets steamy with Mr Big in this clip. She is interviewed on radio and is asked whether she has ever masturbated publicly. The shopaholic cheekily replies: “Not since Barneys closed!”
Along with Davis and Cynthia Nixon returning, this spin-off will include Bridget Moynahan and Evan Handler as well as Sara Ramirez and Sarita Choudhury. Karen Pittman and Mario Cantone are also included. Nicole Ari Parker is the executive producer.
Façade: However, those figures pale in comparison to the value of the apartment’s real exterior – at 64 Perry Street (pictured left) in the West Village
Owner-occupier. Carrie remains the tenant of the apartment. Based on how it appears in trailers for And Just Like That …, that debuts on Binge on Thursday, 7:01 AEDT
The trailer also features Willie Garson who, unfortunately, died in September.
Kim Cattrall (as Samantha Jones), is a member of the SATC cast that was absent from the series.
Cattrall is known for refusing to take on a role in the third movie. It was also rumored that she caused the cancellation. However, it’s unclear whether she ever was asked to participate in the current HBO Max program.
The original series was created by Darren Star and based on characters from Candace Bushnell’s 1996 book of the same title.
Sex and the City aired six seasons from 1998 to 2004 and produced two films. The Carrie Diaries prequel, featuring AnnaSophia Robb as AnnaSophia Robb was also aired in 2013 through 2014.
Something’s missing: Unlike returning co-stars Kristin Davis (right) and Cynthia Nixon (left), Kim Cattrall, who played fellow bestie Samantha Jones, will not be back for the spin-off