Did Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban buy Michael Jackson’s former UES mansion?
Photo of Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban courtesy of UN Women
Adding to the mansion’s celebrity lineage, country music star Keith Urban might be buying the 16-room Upper East Side townhouse at 4 East 74th Street for $39 million as a gift for his wife, Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman. According to Woman’s Day, Kidman will take her acting career to Broadway, making the townhouse on Central Park the perfect nesting spot, although a deal has not been made official. “While there are several interested parties in the house, no deal has been made yet and a contract has not been signed,” said the listing’s agent, Adam Modlin. “The house is available.” Constructed in 1898, past residents have included artist Marc Chagall and Michael Jackson. The sprawling six-story home features seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms and an original detailed oak staircase, 10 wood burning fireplaces and a private roof deck. As 6sqft previously covered, the building’s current owner, billionaire hedge fund manager and Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry, listed the property earlier this month.
The prewar mansion sits between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue, one of the most sought-after Central Park blocks. Its limestone facade and garland-swaged columns are original features, complementing the building’s red brick. Above the entrance, there is a balcony with two-story bay with paned windows.
The historic home contains 16 spacious rooms, including a grand parlor with a formal dining room and a living room featuring south-west exposures and garden views. The main level also features a chef’s kitchen and family room.
The mansion’s sixth floor was set back, making it nearly invisible to street level. While it retains its historic charm, modern amenities include central air conditioning and a well-equipped roof deck. Plus, the patio on the garden level is the perfect spot for entertaining.
[Via Woman’s Day]
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All photos courtesy of the Modlin Group