The Today show anchor unloads her Hoboken home as she prepares to move on up to the West Coast.
Alot is changing for Natalie Morales. The Today show veteran announced last month that she is leaving New York behind for the sunshine and shiny celebrities that infest Los Angeles, where she will transition to a yet-to-be-defined position as “West Coast anchor” of the NBC morning show. She will forgo her role reading hard news and anchoring the show’s nine A.M. hour for a breezier one gabbing about the softer side of celebrity gossip later in the morning, as co-anchor of Access Hollywood Live.
Today spun the move as a great way to have a “permanent anchor presence in L.A.,” which it said would be “of enormous value.” Morales, who said her family has “long talked about perhaps moving to the West Coast where the sun is always shining” for a “good change of pace, a good lifestyle,” likely spun some gold out of the deal, as well.
And she is about to spin some more. According to the New York Post, the 44-year-old anchor has listed her four-story Hoboken town house for $3.1 million. The 3,600-square-foot, five-bedroom home underwent a gut renovation in 2008, the same year Morales was named the co-anchor of the third hour of Today. The home boasts three living rooms, a 600-square-foot garden patio, and three slate fireplaces.
Looking at the listing photos, it is easy to imagine Morales splaying out her prep notes across the wood-and-marble island and cramming in the open kitchen, or walking across the third floor from her office to the master bedroom to get ready to go to sleep while the sun is still up and most people are just starting to think about dinner. One can almost hear her tip-toeing across the heated Brazil tile floors at three A.M. on her way into work, trying not to wake the rest of her family. Maybe Morales was right. This move may be a good change of pace, after all.
Update (2:35 P.M.): Halstead Property said that a buyer is now in contract for Morales's home. You will have to take your $3.1 million elsewhere.
Friday, June 17, 2016