UWS Co-op of the Late Andy Rooney Lists for $2.4M

Posted On Mon, June 1, 2015 By

Posted On Mon, June 1, 2015 By In Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

We had some celebrity action at 522 West End Avenue just a couple weeks ago when we discovered that “Girls” star Zosia Mamet bought a rather unimpressive apartment in the building. And we’ve now learned from the Journal that the former home of the late Andy Rooney, legendary “60 Minutes” anchor, has hit the market for $2.385 million.

The two-bedroom, ninth-floor co-op is quite lovely, but what’s really going to attract potential buyers is the collection of Mr. Rooney’s wood art pieces–like the dining room table and headboards–on display throughout the home. He was an avid woodworker in his free time, and the staging and brokerage teams decided to utilize his creations. They’ve also included photos of Rooney and his typewriter. Unfortunately, none of these mementos come with the apartment.

522 West End Avenue, The Cresmont, Andy Rooney, NYC Celebrity real estate

522 West End Avenue, The Cresmont, Andy Rooney, NYC Celebrity real estate

The pre-war home offers a gracious foyer, full dining room, and eat-in kitchen. The bedrooms are conveniently located in a separate wing, down a hallway lined with closets. The master has an en-suite, and the second bedroom is also quite large. Overall, the home measures approximately 1,500 square feet.

522 West End Avenue, The Cresmont, Andy Rooney, NYC Celebrity real estate

Andy Rooney and his wife Marguerite bought the Upper West Side apartment about 15 years ago, using it as a pied-à-terre while living primarily in their home Rowayton, Connecticut. But when his wife passed away in 2004, Rooney spent more time in the NYC pad, especially since it was much closer to the CBS studios.

[Listing: 522 West End Avenue, 9A by Marcos Rada of Douglas Elliman]

[Via WSJ]

[Via CityRealty]

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