Ballet superstar Misty Copeland, the first black ballerina to become a principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, moved to the Upper West Side when she was just 17 years old to join the company. And it doesn’t seem like she plans on leaving any time soon. The dancer and her husband, attorney Olu Evans, have bought a condo at 215 West 88th Street for $3.125 million. The three-bedroom home is located in the Merrion, a building erected in 1915 (h/t Real Estate Weekly).
The apartment measures over 1,600 square feet and is drenched in sunlight from east and west exposures. There are some original, pre-war details, including the cove moldings in the ceilings. More modern touches can be seen in the chef’s kitchen, which has top-of-the-line appliances, lots of counter space, and a separate pantry.
The master suite features an en-suite bathroom and a surprising amount of closet space.
The other bedrooms are nicely sized, both which include plenty of closet space. According to the listing, morning sunshine streams in both of these bedrooms, thanks to their eastern exposure.
Earlier this year, Copeland told the Post, “I’ve never lived anywhere else in New York. But I keep making my way down. I went from 86th, to 77th, 75th [and], now, I’m on 70th. I’m getting there!” Looks like she’s starting the cycle all over again. She’s said that some of her favorite spots in the ‘hood are Landmarc for brunch (the french toast is her splurge!), lobster rolls from Luke’s, pilates at Equinox, more dance classes at Steps on Broadway, and banana pudding from Magnolia.
[Via Real Estate Weekly]
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Images via the Corcoran Group; Misty Copeland photo via Wikimedia
Neighborhoods : Upper West Side