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January 2020's biggest celebrity moves include transactions involving Meryl Streep, Diddy, and Eliot Spitzer January 2020's biggest celebrity moves include transactions involving Meryl Streep, Diddy, and Eliot Spitzer
Whether it's hoping to sell an apartment or buy a new one, many of us started 2020 with real estate-related resolutions or goals. Barely one month in, celebrities of all stripes have already achieved theirs. We take a look at gorgeous listings that come with an extra perk of star power, not to mention neighborhoods that are about to see some familiar new faces.

Meryl Streep

92-Laight-Street-1 River Lofts via Sotheby's
River Lofts
Tribeca apartments
Between the unbeatable Tribeca address and privacy of the building, it’s no wonder celebrities have been drawn to River Lofts. Gwyneth Paltrow once lived there, and Meryl Streep just sold her full-floor unit surrounded by a wraparound terrace. While The Wall Street Journal noted that it sold for 36% less than its asking price of $24.6 million, this is still above the $10.131 million she and husband Don Gummer (not pictured) purchased it for in 2006.

From the listing:
Occupying a full floor of the River Lofts in TriBeCa, this inviting penthouse is enveloped on three sides by a 10-foot-wide landscaped terrace, with floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors offering panoramic views that encompass the mighty Hudson River, New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty, One World Trade Center, and the iconic Chrysler and Empire State Buildings. Its stylish spaces include an open living and dining area; an Italian-designed kitchen with top-caliber appliances; a study or den; and four peaceful bedrooms. Brazilian walnut hardwood floors, triple-glazed windows, custom door screens, electronic sheers, Lutron lighting, and a central audio system can be found throughout. The home is a delight year-round, from summer days gardening on the terrace to winter evenings by the fire, watching the snow fall.

Beyond the skylit entrance gallery is a collection of versatile public rooms. Warmed by a wood-burning fireplace, the primary living and dining area enjoys sweeping views and terrace access on two sides. In an ideal configuration for sophisticated entertaining, the Poliform Varenna kitchen is discreetly, conveniently positioned. Anchored by a handsome butcher-block island with counter seating, it boasts a Sub-Zero refrigerator, two ovens and a six-burner cooktop from Miele, a Bosch dishwasher, and easy access to an outdoor kitchen with a built-in gas grill and an alfresco dining area. The relaxed media room has a built-in wall-mounted television and can be separated from the main living area by pocket doors. The quiet corner study features a built-in desk and contemporary shelving.
River Lofts has 1 available listing for $5M.

Hilary Swank and Chad Lowe

33-Charles-Street-1 33 Charles Street via Halstead
Over the past few years, West Village townhouses have looked largely the same on the outside as they did 100 years ago while seeing the interiors transformed into modern dream homes, like this one on a tree-lined street. Two-time Academy Award-winner Hilary Swank and then-husband Chad Lowe (not pictured) bought the elegantly four-story townhouse for $3.9 million in 2002, then sold it for $8.25 million in the wake of their 2006 split. Curbed reports that it recently went back on the market.

From the listing:
On the garden level with separate entrance is a convenient mudroom, dining room, and new top-of-the-line, limestone-clad eat-in kitchen with a gas fireplace and double pantries. The chef will also be dazzled by the gorgeous and generous custom cabinetry, center island with sink, and premium stainless steel appliances including a 6-burner Wolf cooktop, 2 ovens with exhaust fan, 55"-wide Sub-Zero fridge with double doors, 2 additional refrigerator and freezer drawers, and 2 Bosch dishwashers. The sun-flooded breakfast area, brightened by a wall of windows, leads out through floor-to-ceiling glass and steel casement doors to the expansive rear garden privatized by ivy and fencing, where you can lounge, host guests, BBQ and dine al fresco.

Up the handsome brownstone's front stoop, through double entry doors awaits the loft-like parlor floor graced by airy 11' ceilings. The formal living room affords an elegant setting with 7'1" south-facing windows and a gas fireplace. Beyond is an inviting library with a gas fireplace flanked by built-in bookshelves and cabinetry. Hope steel casement windows and doors let the sun shine in and open to a lovely terrace with stairs descending to the garden.

Eliot Spitzer

Spitzer Enterprises is best known for its Williamsburg waterfront development 420 Kent Avenue, but the head of the company has chosen the Upper East Side for his new home base. The New York Post announced that Eliot Spitzer, former governor of New York, just bought two adjacent apartments with his fiancee, Roxana Girand (not pictured), in an off-market deal. It would seem to be on her recommendation - she already owns a unit in the building.
The Concorde has 6 available listings from $670K.

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick

NYC real estate celebrities Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick and a streetview of Charles Street
Between her starring role in Sex and the City and his celebrated Broadway career, there would seem to be no more quintessentially New York couple than Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick. The power couple bought a West Village townhouse (not that one) for $2.99 million in 2000 and spent the next few years gut renovating it for themselves and their growing family.

For those reasons, jaws dropped when the New York Post reported that they were quietly selling it for $19 million. But they’re not saying good-bye to New York - on the contrary, they are combining two townhouses on West 11th Street into a mega-mansion, having purchased the properties for $34.5 million in 2016.


807 Park Avenue (Compass)
Impresario Sean Combs, also known as Diddy, is known for his successes in music, fashion, and vodka. His talents also extended to real estate - in 2004, he sold an Upper East Side building for $14.3 million six years after buying it for $12 million and apparently changing his mind about turning it into a megamansion. However, the New York Post reports that the buyer wasn't quite so lucky - after all sorts of failed attempts to move the property, it just sold for $24 million. This comes at a deep drop from its original asking price of $39 million.

Nicholas Braun

In the wake of Succession’s critical acclaim and victories at the Emmys and Golden Globes, the cast is more than entitled to a celebration. For Nicholas Braun, who plays cousin Greg, that comes in the form of a new top-floor condo on the Lower East Side. The New York Post reports that he bought it from weaver Federica Tondato, and that it was only on the market for 22 days.

From the listing:
This designer renovated top floor corner pre-war condo loft with southern exposure and clear views will astound you with its sheer volume of space. The open concept living space spans 35' and is hallmarked by iconic loft trademarks, 12’ high ceilings, wood floors, and oversized windows. The home is flooded with natural light from sun up to sundown. A stainless still kitchen features top of the line appliances and opens straight into the living/dining room to maximize the essence of downtown living. There is a beautiful oversized master bedroom and in addition, a separate built-in loft with a queen bed for guests designed within the custom bookcases and built-ins. In addition a windowed bathroom, laundry room with washer-dryer. Low monthlies, incredible investment, elevator building & beautiful custom-designed renovations!

Eran Chen

ODA Architecture is behind some of the most eye-catching new architecture in New York including, but by no means limited to, 420 Kent Avenue, Denizen Bushwick, Celeste Gramercy, and The Rheingold, the award-winning transformation of the Bushwick Brewery. However, founding principal Eran Chen has more traditional tastes for his own home: The New York Post reports that he and his wife Dafna (not pictured) just paid $6 million for a full-floor loft in a historic Tribeca cast-iron building dating back to 1883.

From the listing:
Chic blue doors announce you've arrived in a home of distinction in this dramatic full-floor space that stretches nearly 50 feet wide. Currently configured with vast entertaining spaces, the expansive footprint can easily accommodate four or more large bedroom suites (see proposed floor plan) with plenty of room for entertaining, lounging and dining areas.

A dozen towering floor-to-ceiling windows flood the space with unusual light and views from both the north and south sides. Inside, exposed brick and soaring 14' ceilings showcase the loft's historic origins. The modern kitchen is equipped with wall ovens and a Family Hub display refrigerator by Samsung, a vented gas range plus a 150-bottle wine refrigerator. Custom light fixtures lend an edgy designer ambiance throughout.
39 Lispenard Street has 1 available listing for $11M.

Michelle Williams and Thomas Kail

At the end of 2019, Oscar-nominated actress Michelle Williams took the gossip pages by storm when she announced that she was engaged to Hamilton and Fosse/Verdon director Thomas Kail and expecting a child with him. More recently, the new power couple raised eyebrows in the real estate world when they paid $10.8 million for a Brooklyn Heights townhouse, one of the most expensive ever in the neighborhood, in an off-market deal. The Wall Street Journal notes that the house dates back to 1820 and measures approximately 3,000 square feet.

Zayn Malik

There was a time that a silk showroom converted to luxury lofts appeared to be Soho's "it" building, but its star power has dimmed over the past few months. Joe & The Juice founder Kaspar Basse sold his penthouse last fall; more recently, The Real Deal reports that pop star Zayn Malik sold his bachelor pad at a loss for $9.45 million. He purchased the property for $10.7 million in 2018.

From the listing:
Penthouse A is the most spaciously carved residence in the development and features: rare 12ft barrel-vaulted ceilings, four graciously-configured and sun-drenched bedrooms, and four thoughtfully appointed full baths- three of which are positioned en-suite. A custom steel staircase leads to a sprawling private roof terrace; flooded with sunlight, the space is perfectly suited for entertaining.

This iconic condominium residence is adorned with a stunning living and entertaining space, complete with eight large wood-framed windows overlooking Greene Street. Wide-plank hardwood floors span throughout, while exposed brickwork and cast-iron columns both ornament the space and anchor it to its historic past as the 1877 Silk-Industry Showroom.
63 Greene Street has 1 available listing for $4M.

Carter Bays

165-West-91st-Street-1 Mirabeau via Douglas Elliman
Hit TV series How I Met Your Mother was set in Manhattan, and some of it might have been influenced by its producer’s life in the city. Carter Bays has lived in New York for years, and he and his wife Denise (not pictured) bought a high-floor home in a prewar Upper West Side condominium in 2014. The New York Post broke the news that it would go on the market.

From the listing:
This sun-flooded, 3,350-square-foot five-bedroom home has grand entertaining spaces including impressive side-by-side living and formal dining rooms, a grand foyer and den. The cook's kitchen opens to the great room or eating area and features top-of-the-line appliances, a breakfast bar, custom cabinetry, white glass countertops, a marble backsplash, wine fridge and pot filler. All the bedrooms have lots of light including the master with its three large closets and luxurious ensuite bathroom that features a double sink vanity, a spacious stall shower and a Toto Washlet toilet.

The fifth bedroom also has its own bathroom and is located off the dining room making it the perfect library or home office. There are five and a half bathrooms, mudroom, central air, new windows, a great laundry room, new solid oak basket weave floors, pocket doors, high ceilings, and custom woodwork throughout.

Haro Keledjian

West Village apartments
From Greenwich Village to Madison Avenue, INTERMIX boutiques can be found in New York's hottest shopping neighborhoods. Down the street from its Meatpacking District outpost, company co-founder Haro Keledjian has just listed his downtown duplex. Its graceful floor plan, high-end finishes, and private terrace offer the same level of chic INTERMIX shoppers have come to expect.

From the listing:
This stunning space flows effortlessly over 2 floors, perfectly proportioned drama bathed in brilliant natural light cast by walls of windows. So thoughtfully and elegantly reimagined, this sun-blasted space with sky-hi ceilings is the epitome of downtown chic. The absolute perfect floor plan for grand indoor/outdoor entertaining possibilities for 150+, or a lavish outdoor dinner party. Truly a turnkey, magazine quality space that is versatile as it is gracious and detailed as it is effortless- with every imaginable amenity.

150 Charles Street is a vision realized by Cook + Fox Architects, with custom interiors by Alan Wanzenberg Design. Enjoy 33,000 sq ft of lushly landscaped private park space, private motorcourt with parking garage, ultra full-service staff, comprehensive children's playroom, state of the art fitness, spectacular 75 ft pool and stunning aquatic facilities.
150 Charles Street has 3 available listings from $8M.

Cindy Holland, Billy Joel, and Katie Lee

23-Perry-Street-04 23 Perry Street (Compass)
Does Netflix’s algorithm work on real estate, too? We have to wonder after the New York Post's recent reports on the experiences of Cindy Holland, vice president of content acquisition and original series for the streaming behemoth. About three years after buying her townhouse at 58 Downing Street for $5.43 million, she purchased another West Village townhouse for $14.1 million. This one counts Billy Joel and Katie Lee among its former owners, and the chef’s kitchen has appeared in Ms. Lee’s cookbooks. Meanwhile, the Downing Street townhouse has just had the price reduced to $5.59 million from its original $5.85 million.

From the listing:
Built in the 1800s, this stunning home in the West Village has been pristinely renovated, offering both modern fixtures and historical charm. All 3 floors have beautiful interior features including five fireplaces, exposed beams and brick, and the original wood paneling. The Parlor level boasts soaring 10-foot-high ceilings and walnut flooring, and has a formal sitting room and dining room. Located one floor below is the chef's kitchen, which boasts Sub-Zero and Viking appliances, and an additional sitting room complete with fireplace and direct garden access. This area is flexible, and could be converted to an extra bedroom or any space of your choosing.

Enter into the stunning master suite on the second floor, which has a bedroom with fireplace, expansive dressing room, and a large master bathroom with radiant heat flooring. A laundry room is conveniently located on this floor as well. The third floor features wide plank oak wood flooring, elegant cabinetry, and a wet bar. The guest suite is located on this floor, as well as a media room. This floor can also be easily split to create two bedrooms. And to top it off, this home comes with its own private garden, which is the perfect spot for entertaining guests or relaxing with friends and family. 58 Downing is also located right nearby the countless restaurants, shops, and popular destinations that the West Village is known for.

Jacqueline and Mortimer D.A. Sackler

8 East 75th Street
In the wake of the opioid epidemic and the woes of Purdue Pharma, the Sackler family has been keeping a much lower profile. In the latest example, Mortimer D.A. Sackler and wife Jacqueline sold their Upper East Side townhouse in an off-market deal through an LLC. The New York Post reported the closing at the beginning of the year and identified the buyer as hedge fund manager Israel Englander.

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