Did you know that Frank Lloyd Wright was once a resident of The Plaza? Neither did we! The Post reports that the 4,000-square-foot pad the prolific architect briefly called home has just hit the market for $39.5 million. Wright lived in the corner apartment of the storied building from 1954 to 1959 while he was working on the Guggenheim Museum. The location right by Central Park—and a 30-minute walk from the site of his iconic creation—must certainly have bode well for the architect’s creative juices.
In a very fashion-friendly transaction, stylist and journalist Joe Zee–creative director of Elle for seven years and currently the editor-in-chief and executive creative officer of Yahoo Fashion and host of a fashion-based television show called “All on the Line”–has sold his Chelsea apartment at 300 West 23rd Street to clothing designer Narciso Rodriguez for $2 million, according to city records. The one-bedroom penthouse is located in one of the neighborhood’s finest pre-war apartment buildings. It boasts oversized windows, a spacious terrace and a solarium-like kitchen. Rodriguez garnered international attention when Michelle Obama wore one of his dresses on election night 2008, so perhaps the First Lady will make an appearance at his new abode for a fitting.
Though their lease doesn’t end until August, Carmelo and LaLa Anthony’s Upper East Side/East Harlem rental has hit the market for $12 million, according to the Post. Fear not, though, the New York Knicks star and his wife will not be homeless. They inked a deal last month for an $11 million, High Line-adjacent, full-floor unit at Cary Tamarkin’s new complex at 508 West 24th Street. The couple’s rental at 1212 Fifth Avenue is a 4,000-square-foot, five-bedroom, pre-war condo with exceptional Central Park views.
After quite a few price cuts and almost three years on the market, Sarah Jessica Parker has found a buyer for her Greenwich Village townhouse at 20 East 10th Street. Originally listed for $25 million in 2012, and most recently re-listed in September for $22 million, the 6,800-square-foot, five-bedroom home finally entered into contract for $20 million, according to the Daily News.
Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick bought the townhouse in 2011 for $19 million. They completed a full renovation, but reportedly the family never actually lived there, using the home as a massive closet and residing in another Village townhouse.
The listing doesn’t specify if you’ll have to walk the runway or strike a pose to be considered for the role of “America’s Next Top Tenant,” but if having Tyra Banks as your landlord sounds appealing, and if you have $50,000 a month to spare, be sure to check out the supermodel’s Battery Park City pad, which just hit the rental market, according to the Daily News.
The 7,000-square-foot Riverhouse condo was originally four separate units on the 22nd and 23rd floors, which Banks bought in 2009 for $10.3 million. In 2011, she angered neighbors with the “ear-rattling drilling” and paint fumes from the renovation, which lasted nine months longer than the expected completion date. Hopefully the new renter will be more in line with the low-key, eco lifestyle of the residence, which is known as the greenest residential building on the East Coast.
We speculated last month that Orlando Bloom’s decision to list his Tribeca loft for $5.5 million, just five months after purchasing it for $4.88 million, might have had something to do with celebrity neighbor Taylor Swift, and it looks like that’s the general consensus.
The Daily News reports that the actor has sold his three-bedroom apartment at the Sugarloaf Warehouse building less than 30 days after it hit the market. Apparently, Swift and her A-list pals have turned the building into a paparazzi frenzy, which might have proved too much for the more low-key Bloom.
Supermodel and one-time Karl Lagerfield muse Freja Beha Erichsen has just scooped up a gorgeous Carroll Gardens townhouse for $3 million, according to city records. The edgy model’s purchase comes as a bit of a surprise—as we would have guessed her to be more of a Williamsburg loft buyer than one looking in crunchy Carroll Gardens—but with one look at the gorgeous brick home, it’s easy to see what pulled the Danish beauty in.
Director Kathryn Bigelow, who in 2009 was the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Director for her work on “The Hurt Locker,” has scooped up a $3 million pad at 449 Washington Street in Tribeca, according to city records released today. The boutique building contains only four units, all of which feature luxurious touches like white carrara marble, white oak hardwood floors, argon-insulated double-pane windows, artisanal hardware fittings, and natural finish cedar terraces. Interior photos for Bigelow’s exact unit aren’t available, but it appears that all four of the residences have been updated in the same sleek, contemporary style. The building’s maisonette unit is still available for $6.6 million if you want to be neighbors with this Oscar darling.
When it made headlines that Kelly Ripa had sold her posh Soho penthouse at 76 Crosby Street for $20 million ($4.5 million under the asking price), most people assumed the fun-loving, down-to-earth talk show host would swap the apartment for another downtown home. But in a surprising twist of celebrity real estate, the Daily News revealed today that she and her husband Mark Consuelos are the owners of a $27 million Upper East Side townhouse.
The five-story, five-bedroom home at 12 East 76th Street is just east of the park, in the heart of swanky, high-society uptown. It was never publicly listed, but when it sold in April 2013 it was the second most expensive townhouse sale in the city that year. Ripa and Consuelos bought the property from fashion mogul Luca Orlandi and his wife, supermodel Oluchi Onweagba, but hid their identity through an LLC. The façade and interior were completely renovated before their purchase.
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Jessica Chastain, who has been on a house hunt for over a year, has finally found the home of her dreams. The Post reports that the Oscar-nominated actress will be joining the world’s upper crust at the landmarked Osborne at 205 West 57th Street. Chastain is said to have paid $5.1M for the home which itself also boasts a legendary story, being once owned by famed composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein for more than a decade—a highlight that was apparently one of the biggest draws for the Juilliard-trained actress.