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Celebrities whose NYC homes listed or sold in November 2023 Celebrities whose NYC homes listed or sold in November 2023
Perhaps owing to the recently resolved SAG-AFTRA strike, the longest labor dispute in Hollywood history, fall 2023 did not see many actors making big-ticket real estate purchases or sales. However, a number of business executives, artists, and other luminaries made purchases, listed their apartments, or closed sales in November 2023.

Dina Reis — Relisted for $55,000,000

25 Riverside Drive 25 Riverside Drive, #TH (Douglas Elliman)
Living room with elaborate woodwork
Dining room with elaborate woodwork
Kitchen with large center island
Private terrace overlooking the Hudson River
Over 100 years after the Renaissance Revival-style mansion at 25 Riverside Drive was built for the editor-in-chief of American Book Company, socialite Dina Reis moved in with her husband David and filled it with their furniture and art collection. Ms. Reis pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in 2011, and was forced to pay $8 million in restitution and fines. When Curbed announced that the townhouse was on the market, it noted that she had listed it for $65 million in spring 2022 and had rented it out for $75,000/month before that.

From the Listing:
Wrapped in a shimmer of natural light, this residence embodies grandeur, scale, and nuanced design, making it a true gem in the heart of New York City. Situated at the corner of 75th Street and Riverside Drive, this free-standing mansion underwent meticulous renovations in 2022, coupling its grand, old-world heritage and charm to that of modern sophistication. Spanning over 12,000 square feet, this palatial home features ceilings soaring an average of 13’ in height, eight bedrooms, eight bathrooms, two powder rooms, three kitchens, six fireplaces, and an elevator. Additional staff quarters with a kitchen and bath, a gym, wine cellar, office, and several storage / multipurpose rooms open up unlimited possibilities.

Susan Weber — Sold for $20,500,000

115 Central Park West The Majestic, #19EF (Brown Harris Stevens)
Living/dining room
Open kitchen with center island
Private terrace overlooking Central Park
About halfway through November 2023, Susan Weber, historian and ex-wife of investor George Soros, offloaded her apartment at The Majestic. While the closing price was good enough for the top sale of the week, it represents a deep discount from when it was initially listed for $50 million in 2012.

From the Listing:
Step off a private elevator entry and you are greeted by sweeping Central Park and city views from both east and north exposures in the magnificent corner living room. Accessed from several rooms, including the living room and the great room/kitchen, the spectacular north-facing terrace is 104 feet long with areas wide enough for dining and lounging. The terrace boasts gorgeous views of the Park, the top of the Dakota, the San Remo, and Fifth Avenue. Unusual for a prewar building on the Park, the kitchen is open to the dining room/great room and allows one to take in the beautiful city and park views as you cook.
3 Available Listings for Sale from $6,500,000
1 Available Listing for Rent for $20,000/month

Barbara Walters — Entered contract with $17,750,000 ask

944 Fifth Avenue 944 Fifth Avenue (CityRealty)
Barbara Walters in the gallery of her Fifth Avenue apartment 944 Fifth Avenue, #6 (Compass); Barbara Walters ( Rubenstein - Barbara Walters and Sir Howard StringerUploaded by Tabercil, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=115287531)
Living room with Central Park views
Study with Central Park views
At the beginning of November 2023, Bonhams held an auction of pioneering journalist Barbara Walters’ furniture, art, and jewelry, some of which could be seen on air. Coincidentally enough, her longtime Fifth Avenue apartment entered contract midway through the auction, just over six months after her estate listed it in April 2023.

From the Listing:
There is such a special feeling in this wonderful full floor apartment on Fifth Avenue and 75th Street, the most coveted and beloved location on The Upper East Side. The scale of the entrance gallery and rooms, the views to Central Park at just the perfect height, and the knowledge that so many wonderful dinner parties and meetings have happened in this chic residence make this a most unique residence. The living room, with a wood-burning fireplace and ceilings over 10 feet, stretches along Fifth Avenue with three big picture windows framing the Park views. Graceful, wide openings between the living room, dining room and charming library create wonderfully connected entertaining rooms all with Central Park exposures.
1 Available Listing for Sale for $32,000,000

Victoria Tennant — Listed for $10,495,000

48 West 88th Street 48 West 88th Street, #TH (Douglas Elliman)
Entrance and formal dining room with fireplace
Living room with fireplace
Kitchen with garden access
Private terrace
As the New York Post reports, this Upper West Side townhouse has attracted some high-profile owners over the years: British actress Victoria Tennant bought it for $4.16 million in 2003; more recently, documentary producer Ronnie Planalp has put it on the market about nine and a half years after she bought it for $6 million.

From the Listing:
Situated on a coveted park block between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue, 48 West 88th Street is a 20’-wide, 5-story, bright and immaculately maintained townhouse spanning approximately 7,300 sqft, with 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and 2 powder rooms, built in 1889 by Thom & Wilson. This pristine house has grand proportions with high ceilings up to 11’. Additional features include a tranquil, south-facing landscaped garden, an additional terrace off the living room, full-width rooms with large windows, and is surrounded by some of the most beautiful brownstones in New York. Although maintaining many of its original architectural details, the house also has a modern aesthetic.

Roland Betts — Listed for $9,500,000

313 West 102nd Street, Upper West Side mansion 313 West 102nd Street, #TH (Douglas Elliman)
Living room with fireplace
Study with fireplace
Private garden
Shortly after the townhouse at 313 West 102nd Street was completed in 1892, Elliott B. Roosevelt (father to Eleanor Roosevelt and brother to President Theodore Roosevelt) moved in. Eighty years later, developer and founder of Chelsea Piers gym Roland Betts bought it for $150,000. He has warm memories of raising his family and entertaining dignitaries like President George W. Bush in the house, but told The New York Times that it’s now too big and has too many stairs for him and his wife; as such, they have put it on the market and are relocating to a nearby apartment.

From the Listing:
Welcome to 313 West 102nd Street, the epitome of townhouse living in one of the most exquisite blocks on the Upper West Side, just a stone’s throw away from the Hudson River and steeped in rich architectural history. This 20-foot wide, approximately 5,100-square-foot, five-story townhome features a renovated rock-faced limestone facade with elegant new windows. Architect Clarence F. True’s deep appreciation for French Gothic architecture is reflected in the beautiful original details of the townhouse, such as its single-doored entrance featuring a scallop shell tympanum and intricate foliate carvings, as well as the striking French gargoyle crowning the fourth floor.

Stephen Sondheim — Sold for $7,000,000

246 East 49th Street 246 East 49th Street, #TH (Compass)
Stephen Sondheim against backdrop of his piano and pictures from his works Stephen Sondheim (Poemsstories - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=113057718)
Entrance foyer
Study with arched window
Library/media room
In a look back on the best theater of 2023, The New York Times noted that it was “hit after hit” for Stephen Sondheim shows, with Sweeney Todd, Merrily We Roll Along, and Here We Are taking audiences and critics by storm. The late composer was also a hit on the real estate front this year: His Turtle Bay townhouse entered contract about a month after it was listed this summer; more recently, The Wall Street Journal announced that it had sold for the asking price. The buyer was identified only as a Sondheim fan who plans to make the townhouse his primary residence.

From the Listing:
Enter this 19-foot wide townhouse through a wrought-iron gated forecourt which leads to a wood-paneled foyer with a midnight-blue tiled barrel-vaulted ceiling. The foyer opens into the grand-scale living room, which stretches to 32 feet and provides the perfect setting for gracious living and lavish entertaining. The living room features chevron-patterned wood floors with mahogany inlay and back-lit built-ins. Beyond the living room is the formal dining room, a unique feature of the homes at the four corners of the Gardens. The music studio on the second floor features a music library, wood-burning fireplace and baby grand piano. A gorgeous solarium with a dramatic wood arch and stained-glass windows original to the house leads onto an expansive 30-foot terrace that overlooks the Gardens.

Joe Jonas — Listed for $5,999,999

199 Mott Street 199 Mott Street, #2 (Compass)
Living room with oversized windows and terrace access Joe Jonas (By Anthony Citranohttp://www.zigzaglens.com - Joe Jonas, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18037682)
Open kitchen with center island
Private terrace
Over the past few months, musician Joe Jonas has been in the news for his difficult divorce with actress Sophie Turner. However, he first sought to offload his former Nolita bachelor pad when they were still together, listing it for $6.5 million in 2020. It has been on and off the market ever since, and the New York Post announced that it is back on.

From the Listing:
Located in the highly sought-after NoLita neighborhood, residence #2 spans approximately 2,907 square feet and features an open-concept living space with abundant natural light from eastern and western exposures. The residence is accessed by a keyed elevator into a private foyer. The kitchen is equipped with SieMatic cabinetry, Imperial Danby marble countertops, and Miele appliances. The primary bedroom features an enormous walk-in closet, an en-suite bathroom and has direct access to a 1,450-square-foot private terrace.
1 Available Listing for Sale for $5,999,999
1 Available Listing for Rent for $35,000/month

Kegan Fisher — Bought for $5,850,000

60 White Street 60 White Street, #PHW (Douglas Elliman)
Living/dining room
Open kitchen with center island
Private terrace with outdoor kitchen
Jewelry company Frank Darling is known for its stylish designs, ethical sourcing, and use of recycled materials. CEO and co-founder Kegan Fisher appears to have similar criteria for her personal real estate – public records list her as the buyer of a penthouse at a Tribeca loft building that was brought up to the highest environmental standards amidst its conversion to residential.

From the Listing:
Upon arriving at 60 White Street, you are immediately welcomed by an inspiring “Green Wall” which provides natural air filtration and simple elegance to the lobby. Via keyed-elevator access you are then transported to PHW, a duplex spanning over 3,000 interior square feet and 2 private outdoor terraces totaling another 700 square feet. It’s 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, and 2 half baths of trophy penthouse perfection. Entering the fifth floor, you’re drawn to the Southern view through three oversized, “Passive House”, triple-pane windows. Reclaimed oak floors, soaring ceilings and expansive art walls provide a smooth transition from the living/dining area into the custom kitchen where you’ll find Wolf, Sub-Zero, Asko and Thermador appliances all on 3.5 inch slab Danby marble countertops.

Greta Garbo — Sold for $5,650,000

450 East 52nd Street The Campanile, #5 (Compass)
Greta Garbo in Beekman Place co-op Greta Garbo (Wiki Commons - Clarence Sinclair Bull - eBay)
Windowed kitchen with center island
East River views
In 1954, Academy Award-nominated actress Greta Garbo bought a floor-through Sutton Place apartment with river views that reportedly reminded her of her native Stockholm. It served as her primary residence for nearly 40 years; decades later, public records show that it has changed hands again and might not have sparked the bidding war that had once sprung up amidst its connection to the movie star – it sold for 9.6% less than the last asking price of $6,250,000.

From the Listing:
This stunning floor-through residence, which has been meticulously maintained and boasts a newly renovated kitchen, dining room, bathrooms, and HVAC system, features a private elevator lobby opening into an expansive formal central gallery. A grand, L-shaped living room, with den area and a working gas fireplace, is cast in exquisite, timeless wood paneling. Large picture windows frame the cityscape of bridges and buildings to the south and east, majestic river views, and breathtaking sunrises and sunsets. French doors at the far end open to river breezes and an inviting balcony.

Mark Thompson — Listed for $4,995,000

255 West 90th Street The Cornwall (CityRealty)
Corner living room with oversized windows The Cornwall, #9C (Douglas Elliman); Mark Thompson (By Financial Times - Flickr: Mark Thompson, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=30232151)
Formal dining room
Kitchen with center island
Media executive Mark Thompson’s extensive resume includes positions at the BBC, The New York Times and, most recently, CNN. Curbed notes that just as he arrived at the Times at a particularly messy moment, his Upper West Side apartment was described as looking like “a dilapidated castle” when he bought it for $3.4 million in 2013. Ten years later, the apartment has been meticulously renovated and put on the market.

From the Listing:
Step into the opulent embrace of Residence 9C at The Cornwall, a flawless fusion of history and contemporary luxury. This meticulously renovated 4-bedroom, 3-bath co-op at 255 West 90th Street stands as a testament to architectural excellence, preserving every original detail while introducing modern comforts. History and convenience harmonize with central air in every room, all registers installed symmetrically and unobtrusively preserving all details and pre-war charm. Brand-new windows were recently installed, ensuring sound abatement while preserving the historic facade.
1 Available Listing for Sale for $4,995,000

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