“The Help” Author Heads North, Buys in Manhattan

Just like Skeeter, the protagonist in Kathryn Stockett's bestselling novel "The Help," Stockett is ditching the South and decamping to the Big Apple. The New York Observer reports that the Atlanta-based writer just bought a one bedroom, one bathroom apartment in New York's East Village for $1.25 million. Click through the gallery to take a tour of the downtown home.

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Just like Skeeter, the protagonist in Kathryn Stockett's bestselling novel "The Help," Stockett is ditching the South and decamping to the Big Apple. <a href="http://observer.com/2012/11/the-help-author-kathryn-stockett-buys-in-east-village/" target="_blank">The New York Observer</a> reports that the Atlanta-based writer just bought a one bedroom, one bathroom apartment in New York's East Village for $1.25 million. Click through the gallery to take a tour of the downtown home.
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The co-op apartment comes in at just over 1,000 square feet and was originally up for rent for close to $6,000 per month. The prior owner is none other than The Smashing Pumpkins co-founder.
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The author's new digs features original wide plank wood floors, two wood-burning fireplaces and north and south views.
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Could Stockett scooping up this Manhattan pad be a personal investment on her part or an indication that she's about to embark on some research for a second novel? "Skeeter in the City," anyone?
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The former home of The Smashing Pumpkins lead boasts one bedroom and one bathroom. Even though the bedrooms are limited, the spread boasts a large private garden, only accessible to the building's residents.
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A view of what could be either a second bedroom or Stockett's future writing den.
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A look at the home's one bathroom.
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The kitchen is anything but glamorous, but who's going to spend time slaving over a hot stove when you have food delivery services at your fingertips?
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