In the late ’70s, after hitting it big in Woody Allen’s “Annie Hall,” a 30-year-old Diane Keaton celebrated her Hollywood success by buying a full-floor apartment at the storied Upper West Side co-op the San Remo. Looking back in more recent years, she said “It was one of those remarkable apartments. There was a window on every side. Everything was wide open. That was the beginning of my true interest in architecture.” And now a lucky buyer will have the chance to re-live that dream, as Keaton’s former home–in one of the landmark’s coveted towers–has just hit the market for $17.5 million, reports the Post.
The San Remo was built in 1930 by Emory Roth as the first two-towered building in the city. This apartment has been fully updated while still retaining the co-op’s old-warm charm–and, of course, those amazing Central Park views.
A private vestibule leads to the center hall, which faces into the cozy, wood-paneled library. This room could easily be used as a bedroom, as it has pocket doors and a full bathroom.
The large corner living room, complete with coffered ceilings and herringbone wood floors, opens to the formal dining room.
Down the hall, the kitchen has every modern convenience, including two sinks, a gourmet vented stove, and a large and bright breakfast room. There’s also a butler’s pantry outside the dining room to bridge the prep between the two rooms.
The other corner room is occupied by the master suite, affording it both eastern and southern views. The other two bedrooms face south, as does a third full bathroom.
While Keaton was living in the San Remo’s south tower, Mary Tyler Moore was living in the north tower. And rumor has it, this proved very convenient for Warren Beatty, who was dating both actresses at the same time. Other celebrities who have called the San Remo home include Demi Moore (who sold her penthouse for the much-reduced price of $45 million a year ago), Barry Manilow, Dustin Hoffman, Bono, Rita Hayworth, Glenn Close, Steve Jobs, Steve Martin, Steven Speilberg, and Tiger Woods.
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Images courtesy of the Corcoran Group
Photo of Diane Keaton via celebrityabc/Flickr
Neighborhoods : Upper East Side