Stephen Baldwin's House: Reality Shows and Foreclosure Make for a Rough Acting Career

By on June 5, 2012 in ArticlesCelebrity Homes

Stephen Baldwin has had a decidedly strange acting career.  After choosing to follow in the footsteps of his actor brothers, Alec, Daniel, and William, his star seemed on the rise.  After appearing in guest starring roles on a number of late 80s and early 90s sitcoms, including "Kate and Allie" and "Family Ties", he transitioned to film work.  Some of his early projects included roles in "Born on the Fourth of July", "Posse", "8 Seconds", "Threesome", "Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle", and his most well reviewed performance, as McManus, in "The Usual Suspects".  Then it all kind of went "pear-shaped".  His film projects became increasingly low budget, or just plain destined for poor reviews, and in 2006, he and his family found it necessary to sell their home.  By 2009, the home had been foreclosed upon, and they had been forced to declare bankruptcy.  Already a celebrity reality series veteran by the mid-2000s, with appearances on such shows as "Celebrity Mole Hawaii" and "Celebrity Mole Yucatan", he would spend the next few years focusing on the reality television work.  He has since appeared on "Ty Murray's Celebrity Bull Riding Challenge", "Celebrity Apprentice", "I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!", and "Celebrity Big Brother (UK)".  Most recently, he has resurfaced on the Biography Channel reality series, "Celebrity House Hunting".  The house in Nyack, New York, that seemingly started the ball rolling downhill, has been the subject of some discussion, as Mr. Baldwin is currently suing actor Kevin Costner for his portion of an investment in an oil cleanup invention.

Stephen Baldwin's House

Stephen Baldwin's House

Stephen Baldwin's House

Stephen Baldwin's House

Stephen Baldwin's House

Stephen Baldwin's house in Nyack, New York, is a relatively modest home with views of the Hudson River.  Built in 1850, the three-storey Victorian home contains four bedrooms and four bathrooms.  The home also sports a two-car garage with a guest apartment or workout area above, a massive backyard, a kitchen with all new fixtures, and a beautiful "Widow's Walk" on the top of the house.  Stephen Baldwin's house was originally purchased for $515,000, and then the family renovated it.  When he attempted to sell it in 2006, he increased to $2.8 million.  This may be the reason why the home was not particularly quick to sell.  Whether it was Stephen Baldwin's house, or some wacky career choices that spelled his doom, it is abundantly clear that Mr. Baldwin is having a rough time of it.

Articles Written by Paula Wilson
Paula Wilson is a writer, director, production manager, and former professional dancer, originally from North America, who has worked as a performer or director in ten countries and sixteen states. When not writing for CNW, she serves as the Artistic Director of The International Partner Dance Intensive (www.tipdi.com). Follow her on Google+.
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