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Actor Bruce Willis and his wife Emma have listed their six-bedroom apartment at 271 Central Park West for $17.75 million. The spacious, 6,000-square-foot apartment boasts 4.5 bathrooms, a library and 150 feet of Central Park footage. According to Mansion Global, the couple decided to sell their apartment, which they first purchased for nearly $17 million in 2015, because they need to spend more time together. Although the duo is leaving Manhattan to possibly relax at their home in Bedford Hills, Willis said he’ll keep loving the Uptown neighborhood. “I’ll always be an Upper West Side guy. I’ve been living up here on and off since the ‘70s,” he said in a statement.
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6sqft’s series “My sqft” checks out the homes of New Yorkers across all the boroughs. Our latest interior adventure brings us to the Lincoln Square apartment of news anchors Jamie and Brian Stelter. Want to see your home featured here? Get in touch!
If these two friendly faces look familiar it’s because they grace your television screen daily. Jamie Stelter has been NY1’s traffic reporter for the past eight years, gaining fame not only for her onscreen rapport with Pat Kiernan but for her naturally bubbly personality (especially important when you go on air at 5am!), and Brian Stelter is a former media reporter for the New York Times and the current senior media correspondent and host of “Reliable Sources” for CNN. And while this might sound like a recipe for one intimidating couple, the Stelters are about as down-to-earth and warm as they come.
6sqft recently visited the couple at their Lincoln Square apartment and saw what a typical afternoon looks like, from putting their adorable eight-month-old daughter Sunny down for a nap to Brian dashing out the door to CNN’s nearby offices (and Jamie and Sunny watching him on tv just a few moments later!). We were also treated to a tour of their boho-meets-family-friendly home, which is filled with DIY projects, adorable personal mementos, and a long list of Jamie’s stylish finds from her favorite Instagram feeds.
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If you’re dreaming of the Upper West Side, and outdoor space is at the top of your list, you’ll want to see this cozy walk-up condo at 105 West 77th Street. You might not even mind that it’s only 454 square feet inside. Of course, 11-foot ceilings help, and amazing city views don’t hurt either. You’re right around the corner from the Museum of Natural History and Central Park, but the best addition by far is a 730-square-foot private roof deck just up a spiral staircase.
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Trump Place Apartments courtesy of Nick Normal’s Flickr
While never especially popular in his hometown, President Donald Trump’s approval in New York City dropped even more so after his election. His unpopularity among New Yorkers has taken a toll on his real estate empire: both average sales price and the average price per square footage at the 11 Trump-branded condos fell below the average in this area for the first time ever. And some residents living in condos that bear the president’s name have started petitions to remove Trump from the building’s exterior. At one 48-story luxury building on the Upper West Side, residents are debating whether or not to remove his name. The condo board at 200 Riverside Boulevard, or “Trump Place,” now potentially faces a lawsuit from DJT Holdings, a company owned by Trump, for seeking to remove the name, the New York Post reported.
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This four-bedroom co-op, inside the Central Park West brownstone at 44 West 76th Street, is owned by the documentary filmmaker and journalist Pamela Hogan and her cinematographer husband Jeffrey L. Kimball. Hogan’s behind the independent film Looks like Laury Sounds like Laury and was the co-creator of the PBS series Women, War & Peace. She and her husband snatched up the penthouse property in 1996 for $1.2 million, and they’ve just listed it for $4.375 million. The impressive space–which occupies the upper floors of an 1880s brownstone–boasts walls of windows and incredible light. It’s a seamless blend between the historic townhouse and a bright, lofty aesthetic.
It’s a triplex with a private terrace
Photo of Roberta Flack via Wikimedia
Roberta Flack’s co-op apartment with mirrored walls in the iconic Dakota has finally found a buyer, after being on and off the market since 2015. As the New York Post reported, the unidentified buyer plans to combine the four-time Grammy Award winner’s five-room pad with an adjacent apartment, which was allegedly the one-time home of Judy Garland. While the final sale price of the combined package is not known yet, it appears the merge will restore the exact floor plan of one of the Dakota’s 65 original units back when the building was finished in 1884. Flack’s apartment was last listed for $6.99 million and the co-op next-door was most recently listed for $10 million.
This two-bedroom apartment occupies the top floor of the townhouse at 39 West 87th Street on the Upper West Side. It comes with private, undeveloped roof space accessible through an internal staircase within the apartment–meaning that the owner has a blank slate to design their dream roof deck. The co-op, decked out with historic carved wood and some quirky modern additions, has just been listed for $1.195 million.
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Robert A.M. Stern’s 15 Central Park West may be New York City’s most expensive condo, but that didn’t help financier and philanthropist (and onetime president of the building’s board) Jeffrey C. Walker and his wife Suzanne in selling their four-bedroom pad there. They listed the unit for $38 million in March of this year, but it just closed for the considerably lower amount of $29.5 million (The buyer, as public records show, is hidden behind the title “Ciel CPW LLC”). Lucky for the Walkers, though, they paid a little over $21 million for the pad back in 2007, so they’ve still made a nice little profit.
It boasts Central Park views and a wine cellar
Chef-to-the stars Adeena Sussman just listed her Upper West Side co-op at 410 Central Park West for $800,000. She’s worked with a number of celebrity clients, including co-authoring cookbooks with model Chrissy Teigen, Candace Nelson of Sprinkles Cupcakes, Lee Schrager of the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, and actor David Burtka. Unsurprisingly, the open kitchen of this one-bedroom pad is well designed and fully equipped. And the rest of the apartment is finished with prewar details like hardwood floors, nine-foot beamed ceilings, and crown moldings.
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Despite some initial construction hiccups, plans for the 668-foot residential tower at 200 Amsterdam Avenue continue to move forward. According to YIMBY, the tower’s developers, SJP Properties and Mitsui Fudosan, have unveiled new renderings of the Upper West Side building, including an up-close shot of its crown. Designed by Elkus Manfredi, the exteriors feature an aluminum curtainwall and metal panels. New York firm CetraRuddy will take on the interiors of the 112-unit condominium building.
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