Actress Amy Irving was nominated for an Academy Award for “Yentl” and a Golden Globe for “Crossing Delancey,” but aside from her work on stage and screen, the actress made headlines when divorcing from Steven Speilberg in 1989. At the time, a judge vacated their prenup that had been written on a cocktail napkin, entitling to Irving to half of Speilberg’s net worth, or a whopping $100 million. In 2006, she used some of this cash to buy a stunning co-op at 50 Central Park West for $6.9 million. Nine years later, she bought another classic co-op nearby at 75 Central Park West for $8.9 million; the following year, renovations to her apartment sparked a fire in the building that damaged Hank Azaria’s unit a few floors above. But now that the reno is presumably done, Irving is trying hard to unload her first Upper West Side property. She first listed it in September 2015 for $11.5 million, but after several price chops, it’s now returned for $8,995,000.
Throughout the six-bedroom, 3,200-square-foot residence are 10’2″ ceilings and herringbone and parquet hardwood floors. An entry foyer leads to the large living room, complete with original moldings, a decorative fireplace, and a wall of built-in shelves. The adjacent wood-paneled dining room has another fireplace, beamed ceilings, and a lovely window seat.
The eat-in kitchen is cozy yet updated, with a six-burner Wold stove, separate wall over, and a laundry closet.
The master suite and two additional bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms are also off the foyer. In a separate wing are the three additional, smaller bedrooms, which can also be configured as a den or home office.
Images courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Neighborhoods : Upper West Side