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It has been a star-studded month for New York real estate. (Cityscape via Extell) It has been a star-studded month for New York real estate. (Cityscape via Extell)
Fall is a season of change, and that can be seen in the New York real estate scene. While some celebrities seek to shed their city abodes, others are getting ready to set up residence in Manhattan for the first time. October was a busy time, and it's hard to say which is more jaw-dropping - the luminaries looking to buy or sell, or the apartments in question. See for yourself in the following listings.

Demi Moore

145-Central-Park-West-1 The San Remo via Douglas Elliman
During the time Demi Moore and her family lived in a triplex penthouse in the San Remo, an Emery Roth-designed masterpiece, the actress spoke highly of the building’s architecture, history, and Upper West Side address. When she listed it, she added, “This apartment is too magnificent not to be lived in full-time.” Its latest owner appears to disagree - just two years after purchasing it for $45 million, The Wall Street Journal announces that it has been listed for $50 million.

From the listing:
Sitting atop the south tower of the twin towered San Remo, this Penthouse vies as one of Manhattan's greatest trophy penthouses with its rare opulent scale, wrap-around terraces and mesmerizing views in all four directions including Central Park, the city's skyline and the Hudson River all the way to the George Washington Bridge and beyond. The dazzling penthouse comprises the top three floors of the building, 26th, 27th and 28th, with approximately 8,000 square feet of exceptional living space, +/- 1,500 square feet of unrivaled terraces and well over 50 feet of frontage on Central Park.

One enters the triplex penthouse through a private elevator vestibule and is immediately welcomed by a double height foyer and soaring, double height window with a majestic view of Central Park. The first floor comprises a magnificent 36-foot living room with tall ceilings and 3 exposures including the Park, the Onassis Reservoir and the Hudson, a welcoming library, one of the city's most beautiful dining rooms with expansive city views to the south, and a large eat-in kitchen also with 3 exposures and magnificent views, an adjacent breakfast room and laundry room.
The San Remo has 8 available listings from $2.95M.

Richard Fortus

417-Grand-Street-1 Richard Fortus via Wiki Commons; Seward Park via VHT/The Corcoran Group
In 2003, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Richard Fortus bought a Lower East Side co-op with a private terrace for a jaw-droppingly low $350K. Following his family's move to St. Louis, the New York Post reports that the two-bedroom home has been listed for $1.19 million, or nearly three and a half times what he paid for it. Welcome to the real estate jungle!

From the listing:
With expansive open views and sun filled light in every room, this spacious home comes with a fully equipped chefs kitchen, including a Wolf range and Viking hood, Subzero refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher and wine cooler. Step onto the terrace and enjoy the pass through window to the kitchen for easy delivery of refreshments.

Relax with your morning coffee or evening cocktail and enjoy tree-top views and fantastic light all day long. Easily entertain and host your friends and family over dinner parties and showcase your legendary home!Located on the third floor, two generously sized bedrooms provide ample distinction of space and privacy, both with enormous closet space including a huge walk-in. The spa-like bathroom provides a large soaking tub, marble vanity and sleek tiled storage areas for all the necessities. Additional closet space and thoughtful overhead lighting complete this beautiful home, with a split-unit wall mounted A/C and hard wood flooring throughout.
Seward Park has 10 available listings from $489K.

I.M. Pei

11-Sutton-Place-1 I.M. Pei via Wiki Commons; 11 Sutton Place via Christie's International Real Estate
Pritzker Prize laureate I.M. Pei’s New York residential projects include Kips Bay Towers and NYU’s Silver Towers, but his true masterpiece is a Sutton Place townhouse he and his wife Eileen purchased more than 45 years ago. In that time, he redesigned the home to his exacting standards both inside and out. His work can be seen in the spiral staircase, large oblong skylight, and fireplace mantels.

From the listing:
The townhouse at 11 Sutton Place comprises four to five bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and two powder rooms, plus a basement, with all floors serviced by a private elevator. Light, airy, and with impeccable interior and exterior renovations designed and implemented by I.M. Pei, this exceptional property features dramatic floor-to-ceiling picture windows facing the verdant Sutton Square Gardens, with views of the East River, Queensboro Bridge, and Roosevelt Island beyond. At the heart of the house is a grand marble foyer and breathtaking spiral staircase of Mr. Pei's design.

Ascending from the first floor to the home's three upper levels, the staircase is capped with a large oblong skylight enhanced with a geometric treatment, reminiscent of Mr. Pei's famed glass pyramid at the Louvre. The extended kitchen, equipped with updated stainless steel appliances, is located on the garden floor and accessed from the foyer.

Judith "Judge Judy" Scheindlin

781-Fifth-Avenue-1 Judith Scheindlin via Wiki Commons; The Sherry Netherland via Sotheby's
All units at the Sherry-Netherland, a prestigious Fifth Avenue hotel with condos, have access to daily maid service, a gym and hair salon, and room service from Harry Cipriani. However, a certain two-bedroom comes with celebrity cachet: Judith Scheindlin, best known as Judge Judy, bought the 3,160-square-foot home for $6.75 million in 2009 and sold it for $8.5 million in 2013. The New York Post reports that it is back on the market for $11.75 million.

From the listing:
This immense and pristine Art Deco masterpiece recently received a multi-million dollar, museum-quality renovation throughout. This south/west facing corner unit is the most desirable exposure in the building, featuring high ceilings and sweeping Central Park and Fifth Avenue views from nearly every room. The over-sized living room is perfectly proportioned, offering ample room for both living and dining.

The adjacent wood paneled library can also act as a separate formal dining room or a luxurious home office. The expansive master suite includes a large windowed master bath and gorgeous walk-in closet, plus a separate powder room (easily converted to an additional walk-in closet if desired). The second bedroom with en-suite bathroom is located on the opposite side, giving maximum separation and privacy. A sleek, newly renovated kitchen with separate entrance and adjacent laundry room/pantry completes this truly spectacular home.
The Sherry Netherland has 8 available listings from $570K.

Terry Taylor

1-Central-Park-South-1 The Plaza via Sotheby's
Owing to the sky-high price, once as high as $80 million, and, um, unique decor, the New York real estate community was curious to learn who had bought Tommy Hilfiger’s Plaza penthouse for $31.5 million. The answer is Terry Taylor, a businessman who owns the largest number of car dealerships in the world. The New York Post announced the purchase and added that his purchase also includes some of the designer’s art and furnishings for an additional $2 million.
The Plaza has 16 available listings from $1.25M.

Albert Hammond Jr.

354-Broome-Street-1 Albert Hammond Jr. via Wiki Commons; 354 Broome Street via DDReps/Compass
Contrary to what some New York-set sitcoms would show, most city dwellers don’t know their landlord on sight. However, things are a bit different when one’s landlord is a famous musician: 6sqft reports that The Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. rented out his Nolita apartment for $6,750/month. The spacious studio loft is in a one-time ice house that has counted singer Fiona Apple, artist Ryan McGinness, and model Maryna Linchuk as residents.

From the listing:
This beautifully designed home located at the crossroads of Soho, Nolita, and the Lower East Sidea, this designer loft at the coveted Ice House Condominium features exposed brick walls, original columns, reclaimed oak floors and soaring beamed ceilings.

The large windows provide beautiful lighting in the living room. The open chefs kitchen is replete with top of the line appliances. Also featured are two renovated Spa-Steam bathrooms with heated floors, deep soaking jacuzzi tub, multiple custom walk-in closets, laundry room, a built-in sound system, and new, top of the line central AC.

Jennifer Lawrence

400-East-67th-Street-1 Jennifer Lawrence via Wiki Commons; The Laurel via Compass
Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence’s talents are not limited to the silver screen - the actress has an incredible acumen for New York City real estate. Not only does she own and rent out an apartment in celebrity favorite 443 Greenwich Street, but she also quietly bought an Upper East Side penthouse in 2016. The New York Post recently revealed that it has been listed for $14.25 million.

From the listing:
Arrive to your large private vestibule via key lock elevator and prepare to be awed by this sprawling penthouse with 12' ceilings, amazing 360 degree views and 2 floors of extraordinary landscaped outdoor space equipped with a kitchen, built-in ping pong table and numerous seating areas. Opaque glass front doors, with beautiful wrought iron detail, lead to the tremendous 53' x 21' great room with 12' ceilings. This room graciously accommodates a substantial dining area and double living room, separated by a two-sided limestone gas fireplace. Walls of windows in this extraordinary room and throughout the home offer open west, south, north and east city views encompassing the East River, 59th Street bridge and downtown Manhattan as far as the eye can see.

Enjoy cooking in the huge west-facing top of the line chef's kitchen and dine casually while taking in the views in the adjoining light-filled corner dining room. The kitchen has custom Poggepohl white lacquer cabinetry with white honed Carrera marble countertops, Gaggenau dishwasher, stainless convection and steam ovens, vented 2 burner electric induction stove and 4 burner gas cooktop, SubZero wine cooler, and SubZero professional refrigerator with glass door.
The Laurel has 10 available listings from $865K.

Mark Ronson

1-West-67th-Street-1 Mark Ronson via Wiki Commons; Hotel des Artistes via Compass
At the beginning of the 20th century, the Upper West Side’s Hotel des Artistes was a hot spot for artists, musicians, and writers. More than 100 years later, the building is a New York City landmark and its history still attracts artists - as the New York Post reports, Grammy- and Oscar-winning songwriter and producer Mark Ronson recently toured a three-bedroom duplex. This comes after he visited The Prasada earlier this year.

From the listing:
This gorgeous six room duplex apartment at the renowned Hotel des Artistes is filled with unique finishes. The apartment has three exposures, 18 ft. living room ceiling including 15 ft tall windows, open city and central park views, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, office area, central air conditioning, many pre-war details, hardwood floors, wrap around mezzanine, custom lighting and is move-in ready. Hotel des Artistes is a full service building with 24 hour concierge services, located steps from Central Park and attended by live-in super. The building has a swimming pool, squash court, fitness center, roof garden, an elevator operator, and gives residents discounts at the renowned Leopard restaurant located on the ground floor.
Hotel des Artistes has 5 available listings from $1.28M.

Lee Radziwill

160-East-72nd-Street-1 160 East 72nd Street via Brown Harris Stevens
Following the death of socialite and fashion icon Lee Radziwill earlier this year, her full-floor Upper East Side apartment went on the market for $5.7 million and just closed for $4.25 million. The sister of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Ms. Radziwill became a style icon and princess in her own right and entertained the likes of Truman Capote and Andy Warhol at her home. Mansion Global broke the news and reported that executors of her estate closed on the apartment on the same day Christie’s held an auction of her possessions, which included much of the furniture from the apartment.

From the listing:
The only residence on the floor, this apartment enjoys the privacy of its own elevator vestibule and open exposures to the north and south. The 31' living room features a wood-burning fireplace, lovely moldings, built-in bookcases and wide plank floors. Bright northern light flows through three arched windows which also afford a view of a planted terrace across the double-width 72nd Street. The formal dining room, almost square in shape, is adjacent to the living room and perfectly positioned for entertaining flow. Three large master bedrooms are separated from the entertaining rooms by a wide bedroom hall. Each of the bedrooms is graced with abundant sunshine and open southern views, as well as a bath en suite. The sunny master bedroom is the perfect private aerie, generous in size and warmed by a wood-burning fireplace. A windowed kitchen, a staff room, 4 baths and a powder room complete this rare residence.
160 East 72nd Street has 2 available listings from $1.45M.

Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber

152-Elizabeth-Street-1 Cindy Crawford via Wiki Commons; 152 Elizabeth Street via Compass
152 Elizabeth Street was designed by Pritzker Prize laureate Tadao Ando, and the New York Post has noticed that celebrities of all stripes are expressing interest. Perhaps this is no surprise - all apartments in this discreet doorman building are reached by private keyed elevator, and amenities include automated-valet parking spots for ultimate discretion. Just weeks after Bella Hadid toured a unit, power couple Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber (not pictured) visited a full-floor unit.

From the listing:
Residence 4 is a full floor home that features four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and one powder room. With gracious proportions at 4,158 square feet, the interiors evoke a thoughtful sense of craft and refinement never found in new development. Private, key-operated elevator access opens to a serene entry gallery laid in Pietra Cardosa stone. Recessed, ambient, and cove lighting by celebrated designer Cooley Monato provide a soft glow, and a state-of-the-art humidification system is ideal for the preservation of artwork. The residence is framed by 14-20” Dinesen Heart Oak flooring and wrapped oak corridors, concealed ventilation systems, and architectural wall reveals.

The kitchen is tailor-made by Milan-based firm Minimal and boasts honed Fango marble counters, a sliding island countertop, Italian Eucalyptus wood cabinetry, and a fully integrated Gaggenau appliance package. A loggia off the kitchen provides private outdoor space and south-facing views. Adjacent to the grand, open kitchen is a generously proportioned living room, ideal for casual lounging and formal entertaining alike. The hallmark of the great room is a gas-burning fireplace framed by Pietra Cardosa stone and an artisan plaster wall.
152 Elizabeth Street has 3 available listings from $5.99M.
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