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New York's skyline, protected historic districts, and real estate trends have all changed over the years, but one thing has stayed constant: The city has served as a magnet for luminaries in business, sports, and show business. Below, we take a look at noteworthy new listings previously owned by celebrities.

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243 East 17th Street
243 East 17th Street Gramercy Park
4 East 66th Street
4 East 66th Street Park/Fifth Ave. to 79th St.
The Tower House, 205 East 69th Street
The Tower House, 205 East 69th Street Lenox Hill
14 Wooster Street
14 Wooster Street SoHo
Grand Madison, 225 Fifth Avenue
Grand Madison, 225 Fifth Avenue Flatiron/Union Square

Martin Howard Solomon — Listed for $55,000,000

4-East-66th-Street-01 4 East 66th Street, #7 (Sotheby's International Realty)
Upper East Side co-ops
Upper East Side apartments
Shortly after Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's penthouse at 4 East 66th Street set a new price record, the J.E.R. Carpenter-designed building is back in the headlines now that Sarah Billingshurst Solomon, widow of pharmaceutical executive Martin Howard Solomon, has listed their home in the building. The couple hired Robert Couturier to renovate their apartment, and they were drawn to it for its proximity to Central Park. However, after Mr. Solomon died in January 2022, Mrs. Solomon has told The Wall Street Journal that it is too big for one person.

From the Listing:
From far above the treetops, this elegant apartment features spectacular open vistas over the park’s dramatic seasonal foliage changes from a pair of exceptionally large reception rooms. Soaringly high ceilings, magnificent views, a windowed gallery, and open views in four directions impart a wonderful brightness to the residence. Accessed by private elevator landing, the impressive, south-facing gallery has a baronial sensibility and opens to the very grand living room and library, each with a wood burning fireplace and divine direct views over Central Park. Connected by two wide paneled doorways and with a monumental sense of openness and proportion, both rooms benefit from glorious light
4 East 66th Street has 1 available listing for $55,000,000.

Daniel Grollo — Listed for $26,950,000

106-Central-Park-Souht-01 Daniel Grollo (Flickr - ASEANinAus); Trump Pac, #21AE (BLU Realty Group)
Central Park condos
Midtown West condos
Construction company Grocon is behind several iconic Australian buildings, including Melbourne's Eureka and Rialto Towers. However, CEO Daniel Grollo's portfolio includes a Manhattan apartment overlooking Central Park. The Real Deal announced the sale and notes that Mr. Grollo bought the apartment for $14.8 million in 2012.

From the Listing:
Residence 21AE offers a spacious 5,450 square feet with unobstructed Central Park views and has been featured in numerous magazines. The incomparable interiors created by world-renowned design firm D’Aquino Monaco reflect an aesthetic of independent artistic expression. No design detail has been overlooked, from the glass clad columns to the faceted walls to the hand-laid mosaic floors in the primary suite. The rooms present a calming atmosphere of pearl grays and white, with pops of bright color in the bathrooms and monochromatic Lichtenstein-inspired murals in the common areas. The fully integrated kitchen incorporates ample storage and discreet appliances as well as a full-height custom wine cellar designed to show off your private collection.
Trump Parc has 7 available listings from $695,000.

Billie Holiday — Listed for $13,995,000

26-West-87th-Street-01 26 West 87th Street, #TH (Douglas Elliman)
Upper West Side townhouses
Central Park West townhouses
NYC townhouses
In the years before her untimely death, legendary singer Billie Holiday lived in an apartment on the Upper West Side. In the decades that followed, the Central Park West Historic District was established, the multifamily building was converted to a single-family townhouse, and it underwent an extensive renovation that preserved historic details while upgrading the infrastructure, incorporating top-of-the-line finishes and appliances, and adding such features as a temperature-controlled wine room and a luxury hotel-caliber primary suite.

From the Listing:
This historically significant home was built in early 1900 and meticulously restored and optimized with modern technology while preserving the classical detailing. Spanning more than 6,300 square feet, this 20-foot-wide home is six levels featuring 7 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms and 2 powder rooms along with a curated backyard garden. Enjoy vibrant rooms with grand proportions, glistening light, soaring 10-foot to 12-foot ceiling heights, 6 fireplace mantles, screening room with full kitchen and bar, wine cellar, mud room and skylight. Townhouse is perfectly designed to showcase a private art collection.

Marc Glooserman — Listed for $10,995,000

225-Fifth-Avenue-01 Grand Madison, #7DE/8E (The Corcoran Group)
NoMad condos
Fifth Avenue condos
NoMad's restaurant scene was a key component in putting the neighborhood on the map, and Hill Country Barbecue Market was an early entrant. Founder Marc Glooserman's support of the neighborhood extended to his choice of real estate - he and his wife Kristen bought an apartment nearby in 2009, and later bought an upstairs unit and combined the two into one impressive apartment that, appropriately enough, features a top-of-the-line kitchen. However, Crain's New York Business reports that the family has relocated to Connecticut and listed the apartment.

From the Listing:
Comfort and elegance are epitomized in this reimagined duplex resting on the seventh and eighth floors of the landmarked Grand Madison condominium in prime NoMad! The expansive, meticulously-designed five bedroom five bathroom corner gem affords the gracious feel of a single-family home and a standard of luxury that is truly unparalleled - right on Madison Square Park. Sophistication envelops you the moment you enter the dramatic foyer/gallery marked by airy 10" ceilings, rich wood floors, plentiful wall space for art, and a sweeping staircase that rises to the upper level. Entertain in style in the generous light-filled living room featuring large windows on corner exposures (north and west), and breathtaking views of historic Fifth Avenue and the Empire State Building.
Grand Madison has 9 available listings from $1,249,000.

Elizabeth Stribling — Listed for $8,500,000

360-Furman-Street-01 One Brooklyn Bridge Park, #1215 (Compass)
Brooklyn Heights condos
Brooklyn condos
As founder of Stribling Associates, Elizabeth Stribling clearly has an eye for New York's best neighborhoods: In 2009, she bought two units in the then-unfinished One Brooklyn Bridge Park and spent more than two years transforming it into a one-of-a-kind apartment with spectacular views. She and husband Guy Robinson used the apartment for entertaining, but she points out to The Wall Street Journal that this has stopped since the pandemic.

From the Listing:
PH1215 has never been offered for sale before and nothing like it ever will be. With 10’3’ ceilings and an incredible corner expanse for entertaining. Salvaged centuries old French oak herringbone floors, heavy wooden pocket doors, fossilized marble fireplace mantles, a Lacanche range, waterworks hardware, custom millwork, and finished closets. Inspired by Brooke Astor’s famed Park Avenue library, PH1215’s signature room is a stunning Hermes orange lacquer library appointed with P.E. Guerin brass, anchored by the cinematic backdrop of Manhattan’s skyline.
One Brooklyn Bridge Park has 9 available listings from $899,000.

Chris Weitz — Listed for $6,100,000

14-Wooster-Street-01 Chris Weitz (Flickr - younghollywood); 14 Wooster Street, #4 (Nest Seekers)
Soho lofts
Soho co-ops
Writer/filmmaker Chris Weitz's notable productions include American Pie, About a Boy, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and his family's Soho loft that combines original details with contemporary touches. He and his wife, Mercedes Martinez (not pictured), bought the full-floor apartment in 2018, and the New York Post announced that they have put it on the market.

From the Listing:
Located on a serene SoHo block, this impeccably designed 40-foot wide convertible five-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom loft amplifies its historic proportions while appealing to modern sensibilities. This fine home’s full-floor, 3,800-square-foot footprint has been masterfully reimagined as a home that welcomes large lively gatherings and quiet relaxation with equal ease and style. Arrive in the spectacular great room where massive windows are flooded with western light and neighborhood views, providing a stunning space for sumptuous, sun-filled living and dining areas. Original details like rough-hewn columns and beams, soaring ceilings and exposed brick nod to the 1903 building’s historic origins, while the luxe wine cellar, chic built-ins and abundant large storage rooms cater to contemporary lifestyles.
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14 Wooster Street has 1 available listing for $6,100,000.

Mindy Kaling — Listed for $2,750,000

210-Lafayette-Street-01 Mindy Kaling (Wiki Commons); One Kenmare Square, #6A (Compass)
Soho condos
Downtown condos
Between numerous live action and voice acting roles, the production of successful television shows, presenting at the Emmys, and her growing family, it doesn't sound like Mindy Kaling has had much time to enjoy her Soho condo. The New York Post announced that she was listing the apartment.

From the Listing:
Located at the intersection of NYC’s SoHo and Nolita, this two bedroom, two bathroom condo is the epitome of elevated ’loft living.’ The open concept living space has 10’ ceilings, a chef’s kitchen and unobstructed views of the Williamsburg Bridge, Kenmare Street, and Petrosino Square through wall-to-wall windows. Thoughtfully designed with plenty of closet space, the bedrooms are a pin-drop silent refuge away from the hustle and bustle of the neighborhood. Both bathrooms are outfitted in Blue de Savoie tile and the primary en-suite features a deep Kohler soaking tub.
One Kenmare Square has 1 available listing for $2,750,000.

Christina Ricci — Listed for $2,400,000

67-Adelphi-Street-01 Christina Ricci (Wiki Commons); 67 Adelphi Street, #TH (Compass)
Brooklyn townhouses
Brooklyn Heights townhouses
67 Adelphi Street
Celebrated actress Christina Ricci has been all over the headlines for her Emmy-nominated turn on Yellowjackets, but also generated attention in the real estate section when she listed her Fort Greene townhouse. The New York Post announced the listing and reports that it came about because she and her family are now primarily based in Los Angeles.

From the Listing:
Excellent opportunity to own a renovated 2 family townhouse, with low taxes, in a prime Fort Greene locale. Just moments from Fort Greene Park, 67 Adelphi is a 3 story semi-detached townhouse, currently built 22’ wide by 30’ deep on a rare 25’x100’ lot. The garden-level apartment is accessed by a gated and discreet private entrance. This renovated 1 Bed/1 Bath features a modern open concept kitchen/living area, new windowed bathroom, central heating/cooling and a sprawling private garden. The top two floors present an exceptionally charming and bright duplex home with 2 bedrooms, a home-office/3rd bedroom and a private deck (with access to the garden).

Barbara Corcoran — Listed for $2,295,000

205-East-69th-Street-01 Barbara Corcoran (Flickr - Concierge Auctions); The Tower House, #PH (The Corcoran Group)
Lenox House co-ops
Upper East Side co-ops
Before she became a judge on Shark Tank, real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran lived in a townhouse on the Upper East Side. In 1997, she sold it to journalist Laurin Sydney. Now that it's being listed again, who will be the next occupants? The New York Post announced the listing and that The Corcoran Group had it.

From the Listing:
Perched atop the Penthouse floor, this two-story cottage in the sky, boasts 4 exposures of magical light that makes you feel like you’ve left New York and entered a Paris dream. From the penthouse landing, ascend private sunlit stairs to a sanctuary that embodies the romance of the city and a perfect balance of elegance and sophistication; a place where you can escape into a private garden oasis on a manicured 1,200-square-foot wrap-around roof-top terrace in this one-of-a-kind Lenox Hill penthouse highlighted with 360-degree city views.
The Tower House has 3 available listings from $1,800,000.

Jessica Stam — Listed for $1,890,000

115-Fourth-Avenue-01 Jessica Stam (Wiki Commons); The Petersfield, #7B (Compass)
East Village condos
East Village lofts
In the early 2000s, model Jessica Stam was such a fixture of New York's fashion scene that Marc Jacobs named a handbag in her honor. However, since the pandemic, she and her family have been living in Hawaii. They have listed the apartment, but she tells the New York Post that she still considers the city her second home.

From the Listing:
Perched on a high floor in a pioneering condo loft building with a 24-hour doorman in arguably the most convenient of all Downtown settings, a stone’s throw to Union Square, this beautiful, move-in-ready southwest-facing loft is filled with light via huge over-sized windows. This light-infused loft has been wonderfully renovated with a vast living room positioned with a southwesterly tilt with dramatic oversized windows. Throughout the loft, gorgeous oak floors are complemented by soaring 11-foot+ ceilings. A bedroom suite is accessed off the living room via massive reclaimed carved Balinese doors and also features large windows.
The Petersfield has 1 available listing for $1,895,000.

Marlene Dietrich — Listed for $1,650,000

993-Park-Avenue-01 Marlene Dietrich (Flickr - Truus, Bob & Jan too!); 993 Park Avenue, #12D (Brown Harris Stevens)
Park Avenue co-ops
Upper East Side co-ops
Film legend Marlene Dietrich spent much of her life in Berlin and Paris, but briefly lived in New York during a stint on Broadway in the 1960s. The apartment had changed hands since then, and is now back on the market.

From the Listing:
Situated in one of Manhattan’s finest white glove pre-war cooperatives, 993 Park Avenue, this light flooded gracious 2 bed, 2 bath home, former residence of Marlene Dietrich, features soaring 10’7" ceilings, oversized windows, hardwood floors and elegant pre-war architectural details. This residence has wonderful bones and is awaiting your finishing touches.
993 Park Avenue has 1 available listing for $1,650,000.

Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin — Listed for $75,000/month

243-East-17th-Street-01 Catherine Martin (Flickr - Eva Rinaldi); Baz Lurhmann (Wiki Commons); 243 East 17th Street (The Corcoran Group)
Gramercy Park townhouses
NYC townhouses
243 East 17th Street
In March 2022, director Baz Luhrmann and his costume/production designer wife, Catherine Martin, listed their beautifully decorated Gramercy townhouse for nearly $20 million. Since then, their most recent collaboration, Elvis, was released to wide acclaim, but does not appear to have drawn attention to their listing. As such, the New York Post notes that they have reduced the sales price and put it on the market as a rental.

From the Listing:
Beckoning the bygone era of the Gilded Age in New York, this exceptional 28-foot-wide, elevator townhome sits perfectly positioned with a centerline view over Stuyvesant Square Park. Beautifully renovated in 2019, this stately home with gracious proportions features a three-bay facade, round-arched doors and windows, a lovely foliate patterned cast-iron balcony that runs the width of the edifice, and a paneled cornice. Totaling nearly 8,500 square feet with additional FAR, the five-story was originally built in the 1850s and currently has 6 bedrooms and 5 baths, and 2 powder rooms. This elegant townhouse has been featured in numerous design publications including Elle Decor and was one of Elle Decor’s top "liked" Instagram posts of 2021.

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