Katie Couric Buys $12M Upper East Side Condo

March 11, 2016

News anchor darling Katie Couric and her husband of nearly two years, financier John Molner, have purchased a lavish Upper East Side condo for $12,168,087, according to city records released today. The five-bedroom, full-floor spread is located at 151 East 78th Street, a recently-completed building by Peter Pennoyer Architects that has only 14 residences spread across its 16 floors. Couric’s new 3,966-square-foot digs are classically elegant, as the architect took a modern interpretation of the Rosario Candela-designed residences on Park and Fifth Avenues. The home begins in a private entry gallery and then opens to the entertaining and bedroom wings.

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The living and dining rooms have full-length French windows, chevron-pattern oak flooring, and handcrafted pocket doors.

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Peter Pennoyer collaborated with Smallbone of Devizes on the kitchens, which offer coffered ceilings, hand-painted white oak cabinetry, and specially outfitted spice, cutlery, utensil and pot drawers. There’s a walk-in pantry and seating at both the island and kitchen table.

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The master suite has walk-in closets and a five-feature bath with radiant heated floors and eight-jet steam shower. There are four additional full baths, three other bedrooms, and a library that could serve as a fifth bedroom. There’s also a large laundry room.

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Amenities in the building include a porter and live-in resident manager, gym and private yoga/personal training studio, bike storage, and indoor/outdoor community spaces like a library and private garden.

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Couric’s long-time Upper East Side home has been at 1155 Park Avenue, slightly more north at 91st Street. Her unit here is not currently listed publicly.

[Listing: 151 East 78th Street, #10 by Cathy Taub and Alexa Lambert of Stribling]

Renderings courtesy of Peter Pennoyer

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  1. M

    like the bathroom, but the crib is too plain. But it fits her though..smh