British-American Jemima Kirke can thank Saint Ann’s School in New York for setting a solid foundation for her life, both as an actress and as an artist. It’s where she became close friends with Lena Dunham, later acting in Dunham’s debut film Tiny Furniture, and going on to star in her best-known role as Jessa Johansson in Dunham’s Girls. Saint Ann’s also encouraged Kirke’s love of painting, and Sargent’s Daughters, a Lower East Side gallery, hosted Kirke’s “The Ceremony” — painted portraits of brides (made-up or real) and divorcées in their wedding gowns, late last year.
Below are Jemima Kirke’s favorite books, available to purchase individually or as a set.
Today, April, the 33rd birthday of our most beloved artist, actress, and director, Miss Jemima Kirke!
On behalf of all of the fans, we’d like to wish Jemima a lovely birthday shared with her family and people close to her! <3
Today is Jemima Kirke Source’s birthday! It’s been a year since the website went online, and we’re so glad of all the content we could put out there for you guys, it’s not always easy but it’s all there! And we still haven’t finished! There’s so much to do! A lot of magazines to buy, movies and interviews to screen cap, and all I can say is that I hope there’s more and more! We love Jemima!
Jemima has put up her townhouse for sale and everything about it is just amazing! She has such an eye for interior design.
It wasn’t so long ago, at the zenith of the hype surrounding HBO’s millennial dramedy Girls, that one of its stars, Jemima Kirke (who played the perpetually messed-up Jessa), shelled out $2.036 million for a Carroll Gardens brownstone. (It features prominently in a “Life in Pictures” photo essay she participated in for New York in 2014.)
But now, a little over four years later, it looks like Kirke is ready to move on: WWD reports that she’s selling the four-bedroom home for $4.495 million. James Joshua Viscardi of Brown Harris Stevens has the listing, which just hit the market today.
The turn-of-the-century brownstone was “magnificently gut renovated and restored to its nineteenth century grandeur,” according to the listing, and bits of Kirke’s bohemian side (she started out as a painter, not an actress) also shine through. Art covers the walls, and there are decorative touches—like a freestanding vintage tub in the master bedroom—that give the place character.
On the practical side of things, the home has four bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms; an inviting, open kitchen that connects to a deck; and a roof terrace. It’s currently set up as a single-family home, but the basement could be converted to an income-producing apartment. (Kirke used it as her studio.)
There’s an open house on Saturday should you want to check it all out for yourself.
This might be a little on the border on what’s okay to post, but I guess any advertising is good advertising when you want to sell something. The house is so beautiful and I love all the interior design and details inside but it comes as no surprise when it’s Jemima’s house.
The family home of ‘Girls‘ actress Jemima Kirke lists in East Hampton for $3M
The home has a private beach on Gardiners Bay
The adorable waterfront family home of Jemima Kirke—the actress best known for her role as Jessa in the hit HBO series Girls— has just listed in the Springs neighborhood of East Hampton for $2,995,000 under Compass Real Estate agent James Petrie.
Originally built in 1900, the 2,000-square-foot home has four bedrooms and four bathrooms on a half-acre lot located right on Gardiners Bay. It’s been completely renovated and designed over time by her mother, Lorraine Kirke, an interior designer and the owner of the home.
Exterior features include an iron gated entry, a private beach, cedar deck, pool, and spa. Inside, a rustic theme is found throughout the space with an iron beam in the kitchen, hardwood floors, and walls of windows that allow for direct water views.
Kirke also utilized unique wallpaper choices as accents, including a bold print in the dining space off the kitchen and the lofted master bedroom—which also has French doors leading out to a private balcony.
The house was up for sale last year as well, at which time it was asking a pricier $3,575,000. Since then, it looks like it’s gotten some updates and redecorating.
According to agent James Petrie, the zoning on the property would allow for a 3,778-square-foot structure. Because of the water at the back, those additions would likely need to be at the front part of the current house if the new owner decided to expand.