Though this Upper West Side apartment doesn’t look like much, it’s certainly racking up the celebrity accolades. At the end of his career, from 1929 to 1940, Babe Ruth and his family owned the entire seventh floor at 345 West 88th Street. At the time it boasted 11 rooms, but it’s since been divided into two units. One unit, 7B, hit the market for $1,595,000 last August; the other, 7F, listed in February for $1,175,000. According to the Observer, the latter has sold for $1,130,000 to former “How I Met Your Mother” actress Ashley Williams and her husband, producer Neal Dodson.
When the other unit listed last August, Ruth’s now 100-year-old daughter, Julia Ruth Stevens, told the Post of the seventh floor space: “We had a maid and cook, and Dad would always invite Yankees who had been traded and were in town with other teams. He knew they wanted a home-cooked meal [while on the road].”
The prewar co-op retains original historic details such as herringbone hardwood floors, beamed ceilings, moldings, and mirrored doors. A large open kitchen has granite countertops and Birdseye maple cabinets.
The bedroom is quite large, which is a good thing, the Observer notes, since the couple just had a child and may be dividing the space into two bedrooms.
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Neighborhoods : Upper West Side