Diane Keaton’s very first NYC apartment was this full-floor co-op in one of the San Remo‘s iconic towers. She bought the Upper West Side pad in the late ’70s after gaining fame in Woody Allen’s “Annie Hall.” At the time, Mary Tyler Moore was living in the other tower, and rumor has it that Warren Beatty found this quite convenient since he was dating both actresses at the same time. In more recent years, the apartment was home to the late Gordon McLeod, the former head of digital publications at Dow Jones. He sold the home to investment banker Larry Slaughter and his wife Constance in 2012 for $13.5 million. They first listed the residence in March 2018 for $17.5 million, but have now re-listed it for a discounted $14.5 million.
Being in the south tower grants views from every room in every direction. After entering through a private elevator vestibule, the wood-paneled library is straight ahead, looking directly into Central Park. The room would function well as a guest suite, as it has pocket doors and its own full bath.
The corner living room opens directly to the formal dining room, both of which have coffered ceilings and deep window sills framed with picture moldings. The living room also has a wall of built-in bookshelves. In the entry hall off the dining room is a convenient butler’s pantry with a wet bar.
The kitchen has three exposures–north, west, and south–along with two sinks, a six-burner vented stove, breakfast nook complete with a built-in banquette, and a closet with a washer/dryer.
The master suite occupies the southeast corner of the apartment. It has built-in shelving, enough space for a sitting area, three closets, and a full en-suite bath.
There are two additional bedrooms and a third full bath. All of the interiors and design was done by Interior Marketing Group.
Living at such an iconic address was certainly a dream come true for the young Keaton. “It was one of those remarkable apartments. There was a window on every side. Everything was wide open. That was the beginning of my true interest in architecture,” she told Wine Spectator recently.
Other celebrities who have called the San Remo home include Demi Moore (who sold her penthouse for a steeply discounted $45 million in 2017), Barry Manilow, Dustin Hoffman, Bono, Rita Hayworth, Glenn Close, Steve Jobs, Steve Martin, Steven Speilberg, and Tiger Woods.
- San Remo co-op that was Diane Keaton’s first NYC apartment lists for $17.5M
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- Demi Moore finally sells San Remo penthouse for a much-reduced $45M
Listing images courtesy of the Corcoran Group
Neighborhoods : Upper West Side