Rosie O’Donnell drops $8M on a swanky Midtown East penthouse

July 14, 2017

Nearly two years after selling her chic Greenwich Village penthouse, Rosie O’Donnell finally has a new NYC home (she spends the majority of her time at her other house in Nyack). According to city records, Rosie dropped $8 million on a triplex penthouse at Midtown East‘s 255 East 49th Street. The uber-modern residence is a sprawling 3,563 square feet and has swanky features like a black granite fireplace in the living room, a huge glass walled television in the master bathroom, a sculptural Guggenheim-inspired staircase, an indoor two-person Swedish sauna, and a giant rooftop terrace with views of the Empire and Chrysler Buildings and the East River.

The lofted living room flows into the enclosed dining room. There’s an adjacent light-up onyx wet bar, and throughout the home are Russian wide-plank oak floors, custom architectural lighting, and Nest controlled systems.

The 33-foot-long kitchen has a giant eat-in island, 70-bottle wine fridge, freezer drawers, and a built-in espresso maker.

The master suite boasts custom cabinetry, a walk-in steam shower for two, double marble vanities with floating oval medicine cabinets, heated floors, a separate toilet room, and the aforementioned glass-walled television. There’s another bedroom on the main level, which could also function as a home office.

Downstairs are the two additional bedrooms, one with its own private balcony, as well as the Swedish sauna.

The 1,620-square-foot rooftop terrace has an outdoor kitchen and bar, room for dining and lounging, and an integrated sound and lighting system.

Rosie must be partial to clean lines and contemporary details; she recently toured a similar-looking spread on the Upper West Side. The sellers of her new home are Karl Wall, chairman and CEO of Aylesbury Insurance Acquisitions, and Elaine Moleski, a real estate agent at the Level Group. They paid $4.37 million for the penthouse in 2013.

[Listing: 255 East 49th Street, PH1 by Charlotte Van Doren and Harrison Rose of Stribling]


Photos courtesy of Stribling

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