Shonda Rhimes — the showrunner behind TV hits like “Scandal,” “How to Get Away With Murder,” and “Grey’s Anatomy” — just picked up a penthouse at 765 Park Avenue for $11.75 million, The Real Deal reports. The Lenox Hill unit first appeared on the market in March for $14.75 million before being dropped to $12.5 million in June. This is Rhimes’ second real estate move in the past few months. In October she listed one of her several Los Angeles properties, a Hancock Park mansion, for just under $10 million.
The building was built in 1927 by Sicilian architect Rosario Candela, who is known for designing luxury apartment buildings along Fifth and Park Avenues, many of the buildings that define the character of the Upper East Side. Candela is credited with developing the now iconic New York residential form: the terraced setback with a “crown jewel” penthouse.
And this freshly renovated penthouse boasts a sprawling wrap-around terrace, soaring ceilings, and restored original architectural elements. The corner living room has large windows with eastern and southern exposures, a wood-burning fireplace, and access to the planted terrace.
A formal dining room has been transformed into a library that has its own wood-burning fireplace and a loggia leading out to a furnished living and dining area on the terrace. A new state-of-the-art kitchen, features custom lacquered cabinetry, an eat-in island, a wet bar, two dishwashers, and access to a separate laundry room.
Leading into the master bedroom is a private hall/powder room with a marble floor that was inspired by Versailles. The master bedroom with ensuite bath has access to the Eastern terrace, which boasts wonderful city views. A second, generously sized bedroom also comes with an ensuite bath.
Rhimes was No. 74 on Forbes’ list of the most powerful women in the world this year. She recently scored a major deal with Netflix to produce eight shows for the platform, including one on Anna Delvey, the young socialite who made headlines this year for her attempts to scam her way into various real estate deals.
[Via The Real Deal]
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Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens
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