He may be the highest-earning box office star ever, but Samuel L. Jackson doesn’t seem to have dropped much of his billions on designing his Upper East Side apartment. The rather sparse condo, located on the eighth floor of 26 East 63rd Street, takes up a sizable 3,000 square feet and has four bedrooms, a contemporary eat-in kitchen, and an entertaining area with a wet bar. As the Post reports, Jackson and his wife, actress LaTanya Richardson, have put the place on the market for $13 million, perhaps to spend more time at their gorgeously designed Tudor home in LA. They bought the apartment for $4.8 million from N.B.A. basketball player Greg Anthony back in 2005.
The open living/dining space is off the entry gallery. It’s connected to the kitchen on the other side of the gallery by a wet bar nook.
The eat-in kitchen wraps into a cozy den, connected by a contemporary wall of wooden built-ins.
The master suite has a large walk-in closet and en-suite master bath. Two of the other bedrooms are located in this wing of the apartment, while the fourths suite is off the living room and would make a great office.
The building, known as the Leonori, was built in 1902 and is considered “one of the most elegant apartment buildings on Madison Avenue.”
Before moving into this residence, Jackson and Richardson lived in a brownstone on West 143rd Street. They bought that home way back in 1981 for just $35,000. They sold it in 1997 for $125,000.
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Listing photos courtesy of Compass; Photo of Samuel L. Jackson via Wiki Commons
Neighborhoods : Upper East Side