Abby Leigh may be famous around the world for her contemporary art, but here in NYC, she’s becoming just as well known for her big-ticket real estate wheeling-and-dealing. In June of 2014, just three months after her husband, Tony-winning “Man of La Mancha” composer Mitch Leigh, passed away, she bought a $4.8 million Upper West Side artist co-op at 27 West 67th Street. The following year, she both listed her Upper East Side townhouse for $28 million (it sold for $20.4 million in 2016) and bought an $8 million home in one of the turrets of the former New York Cancer Hospital on the Upper West Side. And perhaps now Leigh has decided she only needs one UWS residence, as she’s just unloaded the 67th Street residence for $4.8 million according to property records, breaking even on the sale.
Abby Leigh bought the co-op from the ex-wife of Seagram heir Charles Bronfman. Though it’s part of the West 67th Street Artists’ Colony History District, Leigh renovated it into “a modern and clean aesthetic with the perfect balance of contemporary and contextual design,” according to the listing.
The highlight of the home is undoubtedly the great room with its 17-foot vaulted ceilings, huge double-height windows, floor-to-ceiling built-in bookcases, wood-burning fireplace, and a custom harped floating steel staircase.
Adjacent to the great room is the eat-in kitchen, which has custom cabinetry, a huge central island, granite counters, pull-out pantries, and stainless steel appliances. Also on the lower level is an office/bedroom.
Upstairs are the other two bedrooms. The master comes complete with a “cavernous” walk-in closet and a marble en-suite bathroom.
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Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Neighborhoods : Upper West Side