Jessica Chastain Snags a Gorgeous Osborne Co-op Once Owned by Leonard Bernstein

Posted On Wed, March 11, 2015 By

Posted On Wed, March 11, 2015 By In Celebrities, Historic Homes, Midtown West

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.

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Chastain’s new 3,000-square-foot home boasts four bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, and a slew of historic features, amongst them tiger-oak floors, stained-glass parlor windows and hand-carved mahogany doors. The home also touts lofty 14-foot ceilings, five ornate fireplaces and an original Lalique glass pane on the library door. There’s also an enormous eat-in kitchen and a formal dining room that can accommodate 20 guests.

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The apartment has long been a haven for the theater elite. Bernstein lived in the apartment until 1974, at which point he sold it to cabaret star Bobby Short who then sold it to the current seller, Adam Guettel, a Tony-winning composer who is also the grandson of Richard Rodgers and son of composer Mary Rodgers Guettel, who was chairman of Juilliard when Chastain was a student at the school. The Osborne itself has been a residence for celebs and artists for more than 100 years, and more recently NBA icon and NY Knicks president Phil Jackson bought into the building with a $5 million pad.

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Chastain’s new home was purchased under a trust with her Italian fashion-executive boyfriend, Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo, and brokered by Richard Orenstein of Halstead.

[Via NY Post]

[More on the Osborne CityRealty]

Images courtesy of Halstead


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