Theater director David Saint lists his East Village penthouse with huge terrace for $5M

Theater director David Saint lists his East Village penthouse with huge terrace for $5M

April 23, 2024

Photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

Theater director and producer David Saint is parting ways with his East Village home of 12 years. Saint, a longtime artistic director and producer of the 2021 film “West Side Story,” bought the penthouse at 123 Third Avenue for just over $3,864,000 in 2012. The home, which offers two bedrooms and a landscaped wraparound terrace, is asking $4,995,000.

As the New York Times first reported, the apartment’s sweeping city views and outdoor space sold Saint on the apartment. “I saw about 20 apartments while I was looking to buy, and this was the last one,” he told the newspaper. “The minute I walked in, I knew.”

According to the Times, Saint, who has served as the artistic director of the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, NJ for the last 26 years, is selling the apartment to start a “new chapter” after a breakup. Saint has directed on Broadway, off-Broadway, and regionally at theaters across the country.

The 2,000-square-foot apartment stretches across floors 15 and 16, with entry on the lower level. Here, the “loft-style” floor includes the living room, dining room, and kitchen, all with separate doors to the terrace. The space features 11-foot-high ceilings and oversized windows facing the cityscape.

The contemporary-style kitchen has Caesarstone countertops and Miele and Sub-Zero appliances, including a dishwasher and a wine fridge.

The terrace measures over 950 square feet and wraps around the lower level on nearly all sides. Saint told the Times he spent roughly $750,000 turning the terrace into his “little Garden of Eden” with an irrigation system, stone pavers, water features, and landscaped with hydrangeas, lilies, Wisteria, and a Japanese Maple tree, according to the listing.

The decked-out terrace hosted many parties, with celebrities like Steven Spielberg, Marlo Thomas, and Tyne Daly appreciating the outdoor paradise.

On the upper level, the lush primary suite features a large walk-in closet, an en-suite bath with a separate shower and soaking tub, and a 12-foot-wide private balcony. On the other end of the apartment is the second bedroom, which boasts its own bathroom and a laundry room.

On the corner of 14th Street and 3rd Avenue, the pet-friendly condo building at 123 Third Avenue was built in 2010 and includes 47 apartments. Amenities offered include a full-time doorman, a fitness center, a media/ business lounge, and separate basement storage.

[Listing details: 123 Third Avenue, #15A at CityRealty]

[At Brown Harris Stevens by James Foreman]


Photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

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