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45 East 9th Street, #41  and stars who made moves in NYC real estate last month 45 East 9th Street, #41 and stars who made moves in NYC real estate last month
At the end of May 2021, the Time Warner Center was officially renamed Deutsche Bank Center in honor of its new anchor tenant, which is leasing over 1 million square feet of office space in the building. On lower levels, the Shops at Columbus Circle welcomed family-friendly experience CAMP and Parisian-inspired cafe Tartinery to the ranks of its shopping and dining. What has not changed, though, is the twin-towered building’s reputation of attracting high-profile residents to the condo component through its prime location, attentive staff, and luxurious amenities. Notable owners past and present include developer Stephen Ross, chef/television host Anthony Bourdain, political cartoonist Ranan Lurie, athlete Tom Brady, model Gisele Bundchen, and musicians Jay-Z, Josh Groban, and Ricky Martin.

The Deutsche Bank Center homes of Messrs. Ross, Bourdain, and Lurie were among the New York City listings linked to celebrities in June 2021. Some generated headlines in gossip and real estate trades alike, while others took place further under the radar. We take a look at apartments and townhouses listed by celebrities and notable purchases alike.

In this article:

One Beacon Court, 151 East 58th Street
One Beacon Court, 151 East 58th Street Midtown East
The Plaza, 1 Central Park South
The Plaza, 1 Central Park South Midtown West
15 West 89th Street
15 West 89th Street Central Park West
927 Fifth Avenue
927 Fifth Avenue Park/Fifth Ave. to 79th St.
One Central Park, 25 Columbus Circle
One Central Park, 25 Columbus Circle Central Park West

Stephen Ross - Discounted to $59,000,000

25-Columbus-Circle-01 Deutsche Bank Center via Nina Poon of MW Studio/The Corcoran Group
When Hudson Yards first opened, even one of its developers, Related CEO Stephen Ross, wasn’t immune to the allure of the new - he announced plans for him and his wife, jewelry designer Kara Ross, to move into a penthouse in one of the buildings. In preparation, the couple listed their penthouse at Deutsche Bank Center for $75 million. The penthouse looks out on spectacular views, and was designed by AD100 designer Tony Ingrao with luxurious finishes and high-end appliances. However, nearby buildings like 220 Central Park South, Central Park Tower, and 15 Central Park West have stolen the spotlight in recent years, and the penthouse's price has been reduced by 21 percent.

From the listing:
This extraordinary penthouse residence, the top floor of the South Tower at the Time Warner Center, is being offered for sale for the first time. The level of custom finishes throughout is unparalleled, beginning with the private elevator entrance’s inlaid stone floors and continuing into the dramatic 42’ long living room with floor to ceiling windows overlooking Central Park, dual fireplaces, doors and flooring made of Bubinga wood, and beams and moldings of Padouk wood. Off the living room is a handsome wood-paneled corner den with fireplace. Beside the den is a dramatic 22’ dining room with beautiful marble floors, textured skin walls and far-reaching views of the City and Central Park.
Deutsche Bank Center has 6 available listings from $4.35M.

Harry Winston - Discounted to $32,250,000

North of the Harry Winston Fifth Avenue flagship, a full-floor home once belonged to the jeweler to the stars. The listing notes that the full-floor home could accommodate as many as 100 guests at his legendary parties; at the same time, given the value of his designs, he must have appreciated the cooperative’s selective board and high level of security. It has been discounted 18 percent to attract attention among today’s buyers.

From the listing:
This majestic full-floor 14-room apartment with 6 bedrooms and 55' frontage on Central Park is a dazzling space centered just above the beautiful Conservatory Pond with charming views of tiny sailboats in spring and autumn. The apartment features four exposures, allowing for magnificent views of Central Park to the West Side skyline, the Central Park South skyline and long north views of the park fill the apartment through 27 wide, oversized windows. The apartment also offers peripheral Central Park views from the dining room, primary bedroom, primary bath and kitchen. Brilliant sunlight streams into all rooms over protected picturesque townhouses, making even the back rooms of the apartment extremely bright.
927 Fifth Avenue has 2 available listings from $10M.

Steve Cohen - Sold for $30,500,000

In a dramatic drop from the $115 million he originally listed it for in 2013, hedge fund mogul and New York Mets owner Steve Cohen has sold his penthouse in One Beacon Court. However, that is not to say the mogul is saying good-bye to New York - work is underway on his Landmarks-approved mega-mansion in Greenwich Village.

From the listing:
This palatial home features awe-inspiring, 24-foot double-height ceilings in the living room, a chef's eat-in-kitchen with state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances, separate floors for entertaining and living, a nearly 2,000-square-foot primary suite with dual closets and separate bathrooms, dual home offices, as well as media and family rooms, and separate staff quarters.

Soaring over 700 feet above midtown, PH51/52W offers views for miles, taking in landmarks and scenery rare in the current market and at this price per square foot. Through 400 linear feet of 12-foot-high windows showcasing northern, western, and southern exposures, open vistas span from the East River to the Hudson and from the Freedom Tower to the George Washington Bridge.
One Beacon Court has 4 available listings from $4.5M.

Leonard Bernstein - Entered contract with ask of $29,950,000

895-Park-Avenue-01 Leonard Bernstein via Wiki Commons; 895 Park Avenue via Warburg Realty
As of this writing, PHA at 895 Park Avenue has the year’s highest co-op contract. The apartment was sold by the estate of its deceased owners, who purchased it from acclaimed conductor/composer Leonard Bernstein in 1974 and kept the layout largely intact. As the composer’s “radical chic” event in support of the Black Panther party shows, its expansive proportions and large private terrace are ideal for entertaining.

From the listing:
Perched atop one of New York City's most exquisite prewar buildings, this sprawling 14-room apartment has it all – 6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, stunning views of the city and Central Park, unparalleled natural light, grand-scale rooms, and significant private outdoor space. An embodiment of old-world glamour, this special apartment features soaring ceilings and original architectural details such as the original wood-burning fireplaces and wide-plank wood floors. But perhaps even more impressive than its glorious bones are the panoramic views from both the indoor and outdoor spaces on both levels. Enter the residence from the private elevator landing which opens to a 34-foot grand gallery.
895 Park Avenue has 2 available listings from $850K.

Juergen Friedrich - Entered contract with ask of $19,950,000

1-Central-Park-South-01 The Plaza via Compass
The Esprit store on Fifth Avenue closed in 2012, and the apparel company’s former head of European operations is also departing New York: Juergen Friedrich and his wife, Anke Beck-Friedrich, found a buyer for their apartment at The Plaza, which was also known as the Astor Suite. It hosted the likes of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, John F. Kennedy, and John Jacob Astor in its days as a hotel, and Mr. Friedrich and Ms. Beck-Friedrich embarked on a multi-million dollar renovation. But buyers were not quickly moved - the New York Post reports that it entered contract in a significant discount from its original listing price of $55 million, and below the $25.49 million the couple paid for it in 2007.

From the listing:
This brilliant masterpiece, situated on the most desired corner of the iconic Plaza building, enjoys a magnificent vantage point yielding breathtaking views of Central Park and Fifth Avenue. The 4,299 square-foot, four-bedroom, four and a half bath residence boasts high-end museum-worthy interiors by architect S.R. Gambrel Inc., who employed master artisans that rebuilt Windsor Castle in England, in a complete transformation that is unparalleled in every last detail.

Exquisite custom millwork, soaring 12-foot ceilings, including those of tasteful old-world hand-drawn plaster, built-ins and fireplaces, rich English oak paneling, striking hand-hammered leather walls from France, and spectacular furnishings from around the world create the ultimate air of sophistication. This unique elegance is met by the latest modern features and systems, among them new HVAC with a humidifier for artwork, and state-of-the-art Savant that allows one-touch control of the lighting, audio, visual and temperature from your smartphone or iPad.
The Plaza has 15 available listings from $999K.

Daniel Humm - Purchased for $14,500,000

In June 2021, Eleven Madison Park chef/owner Daniel Humm purchased a Fifth Avenue cooperative from M. Steven Ells, a co-founder of Chipotle, in an off-market deal. Details about the apartment itself are not available, but we can say that the building is a short walk from Mr. Humm’s three Michelin-starred restaurant. Eleven Madison Park recently reopened with a new meatless menu; if Mr. Humm needs further inspiration, the Union Square greenmarket is also close by.
40 Fifth Avenue has 2 available listings from $3.3M.

Eleanor Roosevelt - Discounted to $13,490,000

From 1959 to her death in 1962, former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt lived on the bottom floors of an Upper East Side townhouse. During that time, she entertained the likes of John F. Kennedy, Nikita Khrushchev, Prince Edward, and Leonard Bernstein in her home. The townhouse is located in the Upper East Side Historic District, but the elevator, HVAC, plumbing, electricity, safety, and security have all been upgraded to modern standards in the course of its conversion to a single-family home. Its price was recently discounted 16 percent.

From the listing:
Located in a super-prime location among a row of eight equally well-maintained townhomes, this six-bedroom, 5.5-bath residence offers the best version of Manhattan living, now and tomorrow. After arriving outside a gated entry and distinctive two-story bowed facade, step inside a columned portico and two sets of twin iron grille doors to a grand scale entertaining space with 12-foot ceilings and a Louis XIV chandelier. Beyond, a modern, sun-filled kitchen features a banquette and oversized center island for casual dining, with a media room bathed in natural light from 10-foot skylights and rear garden following. In fact, most of the townhouse's five floors offer functioning outdoor space, often with iconic views of The Carlyle Hotel and Central Park.

Hyde Park moldings are found throughout this level, with a front living room showcasing a marble fireplace, curved floor-to-ceiling windows and decorative frieze, a formal dining room with a second fully operational, wood-burning marble fireplace and antique Swarovski chandelier, and rear service kitchen. The parlor level can be accessed from a custom period staircase with marble newel posts, or a more private rear stair. The full-floor primary suite continues the townhome's grand scale, with a south-facing, light-filled primary bedroom, gracious primary bath offering a marble soaking tub, separate shower and dual sinks, extensive closets and a bright, welcoming home office.

Patina Miller and David Mars - Purchased for $10,500,000

29-West-75th-Street-01 Patina Miller via Wiki Commons; 29 West 75th Street via CityRealty
Stage and screen actress Patina Miller won a Tony Award for her role in Pippin, but her talents are not limited to performing - The Real Deal reports that she and her husband, venture capitalist David Mars (not pictured), purchased an Upper West Side townhouse for a whopping $5 million less than the property last traded for in 2018. It is located within easy access to Broadway and Lincoln Center, which will be useful for Ms. Miller as live performances resume in New York.

From the listing:
A one-of-a-kind Renaissance Revival 22-foot wide townhouse boasting a trio of outdoor spaces and a collection of incredible details, this landmarked 7-bedroom, 8-bathroom brownstone blends modern technology and convenience with lavish French countryside charm. Features of this 6-story 9,800 sq. ft. home include an elevator, stunning ceiling with medallions and crown and French panel plaster moldings, incredible hardwood floors in parquet, chevron, and herringbone patterns, a 28-ft 3-story extension, a pristine brownstone façade, craftsman-finished plaster walls, three pairs of washers/dryers, eight fireplaces with imported 18th century mantels, a state-of-the-art Crestron home automation system, a noise-reducing sound isolation system with structural integration, a finished basement, a rear patio and pair of spacious terraces.

Beyond a tiled foyer and an elegant staircase, the parlor level of the home flows into a formal living room and a study with lovely built-ins. Just off the living room is a large bedroom with a pair of closets and a windowed en-suite bathroom with double sinks. A second living area and an eat-in kitchen sit on the garden level of the home.

Andre Balazs - Sold for $10,350,000

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Fourteen years since he originally listed it, hospitality magnate Andre Balazs has sold the Soho apartment he used as a testing ground for hotel design ideas for well above the $5.75 million he paid for it in 2003 (h/t The Real Deal). Mr. Balazs listed the apartment because he is spending more time in Europe, and has decided that he can just as easily stay at The Mercer Hotel, which is both part of his portfolio and down the street from the apartment, when he’s back in New York.

From the listing:
A key-locked elevator opens directly into the home where you will find yourself in a spacious foyer before heading down a long gallery that guides you into the enormous and naturally lit great room. Perfect for entertaining, the space includes a living room with a wood-burning fireplace that is encased in black Venetian plaster. A separate dining area is positioned by a corner den facing south and west with views of the Freedom Tower, the perfect setting to watch the sunset. A second sitting area with north & west views provides additional space for relaxation. A fully equipped gourmet kitchen awaits the ambitious chef, boasting Viking appliances, a six-burner industrial range with grill top, an exterior vented hood, fireclay farmhouse sink, white glossy cabinets and marble counters with a perfectly bookmatched marble backsplash.

On the opposite side of the floor is the primary bedroom wing. This space allows for great flexibility between having two extra bedrooms, or as the current layout shows, a windowed dressing room with glass and wood cabinets that extend from floor to ceiling, and another room that is set up as a gym. Nestled between the dressing room and gym is a spa-like steam room finished in mosaic tiles and a custom marble bench and vanity. The spacious primary bedroom has incredible views south and features a walk-in closet and an en-suite bathroom with a dual sink marble vanity, deep soaking tub, stand up shower and three windows facing south and east.

Judy McGrath - Entered contract with ask of $7,995,000

15-West-89th-Street-01 All images of 15 West 89th Street via Compass
As Judy McGrath rose through the ranks at MTV, the network introduced the world to reality television with The Real World, a show that drew almost as much attention to the fabulous living space as the stars’ antics. More than 10 years since her departure, she has listed her Upper West Side townhouse. The New York Post reports that she purchased it for $6.4 million in 2004, the same year she was named chairman and CEO of MTV Networks, and it has already entered contract.

From the listing:
Serene, sophisticated and sunny come to mind when describing 15 West 89th Street, a 5 story, 19’ wide airy, modern masterpiece with a large landscaped garden and terrace. This stately, one of a kind brownstone is architecturally distinguished by the open stairwell and 4 story atrium, punctuated by a 14’X 5’ skylight, saturating every floor with natural light. Situated off Central Park West on tree-lined 89th Street, amongst numerous schools, restaurants and markets, this house must be seen to be fully appreciated. Every room is light-filled with wonderful proportions and high ceilings. There is 3 zone central air-conditioning, Australian hardwood floors, and updated mechanicals.

This turn of the century home underwent a clever renovation and is configured as an approximately 4,690-square-foot, 4-story home with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths plus 2 powder rooms and a 1,240-square-foot 1 bedroom/1.5 bath garden apartment; this space is easily incorporated to the main house or left as a separate income producing apartment or guest/nanny suite. A myriad of options are possible!

Christopher Meloni - Purchased for $5,350,000

West-Village-01 Christopher Meloni via Flickr - Live Stream; West Village neighborhood via CityRealty
In Law & Order: Organized Crime, Detective Elliot Stabler returns to the New York Police Department. The actor who portrays him, Christopher Meloni, is also putting down roots in New York following the purchase of three separate condos that will make a full-floor unit in the West Village. The New York Post reports that no brokers were involved - it was for sale by owner.

Kate Winslet - Sold for $5,300,000

As Kate Winslet’s performance in Mare of Easttown took casual viewers and awards insiders by storm, the actress marked another achievement a world away from the small-town Pennsylvania setting of the show: She sold her Chelsea duplex for $5.3 million. The Real Deal notes that she bought the home for about $5 million in 2004 with then-husband Sam Mendes, and bought out his shares in 2012 following their split.

From the listing:
451 West 21st Street is an elegant, single-family townhouse. Located on a pristine tree-lined seminary block in West Chelsea, this home yields unbelievable natural sun-light and an abundance of space. Boasting 4,425 square feet of interior space and an additional 1,950 square feet of exterior space over 5 floors, this home allows for endless possibilities of entertaining and living for any sort of lifestyle. This home is currently configured as a 4 bedroom, 3.5-bathroom in addition to a media/home-theater room, a gym, a stunning garden and terrace, as well as a beautiful landscaped roof-deck with an outdoor shower. Upon entering this home, you will find a beautifully detailed arch inviting you into the warm and spacious open kitchen. Fitted with top-of-the-line appliances and oversized counter/cooking space, this kitchen provides for the perfect blend of living and hosting. A charming breakfast nook is located just beside the kitchen with massive windows looking onto the lovely, front garden. On the home’s parlor level, you will also find a large dining area, a bright and airy living room with a wood-burning fireplace, and a wide-plank hardwood flooring throughout. A quaint terrace is located just off the living room with steps leading down to the spectacular garden.

Nathan Lane - Listed for $4,650,000

31-37-North-Moore-Street-01 All images of The Merchants House via Compass
At the end of June, The Wall Street Journal broke the news that Tony Award-winning actor Nathan Lane has listed his Tribeca apartment. A reason was not given, but we know that Mr. Lane bought the apartment in 1999 when he moved to work with the New York Theatre Workshop. Since then, his New York theater credits have included The Producers, Waiting for Godot, The Iceman Cometh, and Angels in America, many posters of which may be seen in listing photos.

From the listing:
Located in the famed Merchant's House Condominium on Tribeca's coveted Gold Coast, this stunning 2,757-square-foot home was designed by acclaimed AD100 Designer William Sofield with meticulous attention to detail. Sofield has transformed this loft style residence into a livable work of art by implementing unexpected materials thereby creating a warm yet chic aesthetic. The main level encompasses a gracious open space with soaring 15' ceilings that comfortably accommodates living, dining, kitchen and a cozy home entertainment alcove.

Anchored by a stunning wood burning fireplace with a custom handcrafted stone surround and brick hearth, this Arts & Crafts style residence displays Sofield's dedication to artisanal craftsmanship and ingenuity. A grand winding staircase transports you to the generously proportioned primary suite with a five piece bath that includes a steam shower. The lower level of the triplex houses a secondary bedroom suite providing complete privacy for guests, children or a full time work space.
The Merchants House has 2 available listings from $4.65M.

Simon Doonan and Jonathan Adler - Sold for $4,600,000

45-East-9th-Street-01 Jonathan Adler (l) and Simon Doonan via Flickr- VeronicMike; 45 East 9th Street via Douglas Elliman
When the Greenwich Village home of Barneys creative ambassador at large Simon Doonan and interior decorator Jonathan Adler sold, the New York Post noted that the buyer did not wish to be identified. This is in stark contrast to its previous owners - the creative power couple’s home was featured in Elle Decor and The Cut!

From the listing:
Enter this distinguished home through a formal entry foyer and immediately be wowed by the grand, south-facing living room with 16' ceilings, a wall of windows, a Juliet balcony and fireplace. The formal dining room is an entertainer's dream, large enough to host a sumptuous sit-down meal and features coffered ceilings and French doors that open onto a balcony. The eat-in chef's kitchen features multiple windows, stainless appliances, beautiful cabinetry and tons of countertop prep space making entertaining a joy. The first floor primary bedroom is dramatic with 18' ceilings, a fireplace and large dressing room leading to a beautiful primary bathroom with double vanity, soaking tub and separate shower. The second and third bedrooms both feature corner exposures, en suite bathrooms and generous closet space.
45 East 9th Street has 2 available listings from $1.4M.

Cynthia Nixon - Purchased for $4,400,000

East-32nd-Street-01 Cynthia Nixon via Wiki Commons; townhouse via Vandenberg
In the last season of Sex and the City, Miranda Hobbes shocked her friends and herself with a move to Brooklyn. However, Cynthia Nixon is firmly entrenched in Manhattan - as she gets ready to reprise her role as Miranda in And Just Like That…, the actress/activist and her wife, Christine Marinori (not pictured), purchased a Kips Bay townhouse. The New York Post reports that the property was only on the market for a little over a month.

Ranan Lurie - Relisted for $4,350,000

25-Columbus-Circle-01 All images of Deutsche Bank Center via Compass
Artist Ranan Lurie holds the Guinness World Record for most syndicated political cartoonist, and indeed, the city and river views from his Deutsche Bank Center art studio cannot help but inspire. It was originally listed for $5 million at the beginning of 2020, and has come back on the market with a price adjustment. Listing photos show his art on the walls.

From the listing:
Your two bedroom, two and a half bathroom home boasts spectacular city and Hudson River views from its floor-to-ceiling windows, with southern and western exposures throughout. Ten foot ceilings add volume to a sun-flooded space. The spacious entry foyer and gallery opens into a sublime great room that can serve as a living, dining, and entertaining room, conveniently located off a high-end galley kitchen with Miele appliances, custom oak cabinetry, and honed statuario marble countertops. The primary bedroom easily accommodates a king-size suite and seating area, and is attached to a large en suite bathroom, with separate tub and shower, double sinks and faultless counters finished in carrera marble.
Deutsche Bank Center has 6 available listings from $4.35M.

Anthony Bourdain - Listed for $12,000/month

25-Columbus-Circle-01 Anthony Bourdain via Wiki Commons; Deutsche Bank Center via Douglas Elliman
In addition to the Upper East Side home he shared with wife Ottavia Busia, the late chef/television personality Anthony Bourdain had a high-floor apartment at the Deutsche Bank Center. Today’s chef will appreciate the top-of-the-line kitchen appliances and sizable marble countertops, not to mention having Whole Foods just an elevator ride away.

From the listing:
Apartment features panoramic views of the city and Hudson River, west exposures, split bedrooms. Top of the line appliances, Washer/ dryer and generous closet space. Building features full time doormen, concierge service, health club, spa, residents lounge, screening room, landscaped sundeck, garage. Steps away from world-class restaurants, shops, transportation and Whole Foods store.
Deutsche Bank Center has 5 available listings for rent from $9,000.

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