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Olympic Tower views via Stribling Olympic Tower views via Stribling
February is the shortest (and often coldest!) month of the year, but it was a hot one in the New York real estate market as far as celebrities are concerned. Some of today's bold-faced names are making moves in hot new buildings, while others prove that there's nothing like a rich history or a famous name to drum up interest in a home.

Karlie Kloss

211-Elizabeth-Street-1 211 Elizabeth Street via Compass
Following their wedding last October, supermodel Karlie Kloss and husband Josh Kushner (not pictured) have put their Nolita apartment on the market. The power couple's next move is unclear, but we do know that the building will not lack for star power upon their departure: The Post notes that in one of the building's first transactions, Billy Joel bought an apartment for his daughter.

From the listing:
Designed by the celebrated and influential Roman and Williams, this stunning home is an extraordinary offering rich in character details and painstakingly finished in the highest quality materials and craftsmanship. A stunning 28-foot east-facing living room is thoughtfully divided into three distinct sitting areas.

The focal point of this room is a dramatic custom flamed granite wood burning fireplace. Throughout the home, walnut flooring is a laid in herringbone pattern and complemented by meticulous millwork. French doors lead seamlessly to an airy master suite, which enjoys bountiful sunlight.

A luxurious master bathroom with rare dual exposures is clad in Calacatta Gold marble slabs trimmed in brass fixtures and accompanied by a glass walled shower and a standalone deep soaking tub. Two walk-in closets and a large linen closet provide ample storage. A second bedroom is currently utilized as a media room and features custom built ins with a walk-in closet.
211 Elizabeth Street has 2 available listings from $2.15M.

Mariska Hargitay

45-West-84th-Street-1 45 West 84th Street via Corcoran
About six years after purchasing their Upper West Side townhouse for $10.7 million, "Law and Order: SVU" star Mariska Hargitay and husband Peter Hermann put it on the market for $10.75 million last fall, citing changing family needs. The beautifully decorated home entered contract for $9.75 million earlier in February.

From the listing:
Perfectly situated on one of the prettiest tree-lined west 80’s park blocks, this handsome 6 floor elevator townhouse is noteworthy for its complete and meticulous renovation and expansive 6000sf+ layout. The truly breathtaking renovation included the installation of beautiful floor to ceiling rear casement windows creating double height kitchen and dining rooms, which overlook a landscaped rear garden with built-in BBQ.

The double parlor floor accessed via an elegant brownstone stoop includes soaring ceilings, a gas fireplace and a rear dining room which overlooks the garden. The garden level with separate entrance under the stoop features a delightful and sunny eat-in kitchen with double height ceiling and an adjacent den/media room. A powder room completes each floor. The master bedroom suite occupies the entire 3rd floor and includes a double walk-in closet and dressing room with small terrace and luxurious marble master bath with double sinks, separate tub and steam shower.

The 4th and 5th floors include four bedroom suites, each with its own bath and one with a large terrace. The rooftop penthouse is sublime and can be a media room, writer's studio, or guest room with two landscaped sunny terraces. The top to bottom full renovation includes multi-zoned split system air-conditioning, vented laundry room, heated bathroom flooring and home security system.

Eleanor Roosevelt

211-East-62nd-Street-1 211 East 62nd Street via Stribling
This Upper East Side townhouse is now a single-family home. However, when it was divided into apartments, former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt lived in one of them from 1953 to 1958, where she wrote her column for "My Day" and continued her work for social justice causes. The home is as ideal for entertaining now as it was in her day, when she welcomed the likes of John Kennedy, Indira Gandhi, and Adlai Stevenson.

From the listing:
Welcome to your turnkey 19th-century residence with 6 stop elevator, beautifully restored and re-imagined by interior designer, Maria Masi. She has elegantly curated every inch of the this near 19-foot-wide, 5 story, over 5200 square foot home. The interior offers 12 beautifully appointed rooms, two floors of glorious entertaining spaces, the third and fourth floors offer two exceptional full floor master suites outfitted to perfection and the fifth floor offers two more lovely bedrooms again, each with en-suite bath. There are 6 classical revival marble fireplaces, each stunning and Victorian architectural details that create a sense of opulence. An additional 1770 square feet of outdoor entertaining add to the pleasures of this home.

The First Floor Drawing Room opens onto a romantically landscaped all season garden, a spacious furnished roof terrace with skyscraper views graces the top of the building. Both invite use for luxurious formal or informal entertaining and relaxation. The Dining Room opens onto a lovely Garden facing Terrace. There is a pristine English Basement with separate bath plus a laundry area and space ready for use as a gym, media, room, playroom or staff quarters. Naturally, there is a rooftop, dog run for Fido.

Graydon Carter

40-Fifth-Avenue-1 40 Fifth Avenue via Compass
Legendary Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter stepped down in December 2017, but is planning his next act from quite a spread in Greenwich Village: In addition to this two-bedroom co-op, sources tell the New York Post that he is also the buyer of a second two-bedroom in the building and will combine them into a four-bedroom duplex.

From the listing:
Prewar details are carefully merged with contemporary touches to create a home that's elegant and inviting. Tall beamed ceilings rise overhead while handsome four-over-four and six-over-six windows capture fantastic light and views. Beautiful built-ins add convenience and a cohesive design statement throughout.

Arrive in the gracious foyer and take in the bright, open-plan great room warmed by a wood-burning fireplace. The gorgeous windowed kitchen is a masterpiece in Calacatta Gold marble and matte white custom cabinetry, stocked with the finest stainless steel appliances, including a hooded four-burner Viking gas range, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Miele dishwasher and a wine fridge. The breakfast bar provides space for casual meals while the adjacent banquette adds a more formal dining space.

A large home office ushers you into the spacious master suite which features an immense walk-in closet and en suite marble bathroom with radiant heat flooring. The second bedroom includes a reach-in closet and a well-appointed en suite bathroom of its own.
40 Fifth Avenue has 3 available listings from $2.6M.

Shane Smith

20-Desbrosses-Street-1 20 Desbrosses Street via Corcoran
Vice Media co-founder and former CEO Shane Smith and wife Tamyka Smith (not pictures) listed their Tribeca duplex loft for $5.85 million last September, and it has just sold for under the asking price. The New York Post reports that features include exposed brick walls, beamed ceilings, columns, wide-plank oak floors, kitchen with separate dining area, and master suite with two-person soaking tub.

John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette

20-North-Moore-Street-1 20 North Moore Street via Douglas Elliman
It is not known which unit power couple John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette lived in for the three years they called Tribeca home, but we do know that mourners placed flowers, candles, and photos in front of the building after their deaths. The New York Post notes that the building has not lost its star power - David Letterman is also a resident.

From the listing:
Located on one of the most coveted blocks in Tribeca, 20 North Moore is a true gem, filled with character and charm. The massive living room features a wall of oversized windows that flood the apartment with natural light. Stunning original details like the barrel-vaulted ceilings, dramatic columns, and over 10-foot ceilings can be found throughout this unique home. Multiple seating areas and a dedicated space for a large dining table allow for effortless entertaining.

The kitchen, created by the iconic designers at Boffi, features Italian craftsmanship and an impressive appliance package. These include double Gaggenau wall ovens with a vented cook-top, double Sub Zero refrigerators, four freezer drawers, and a Miele dishwasher. The spacious master suite features a spa-like en-suite bathroom and a large walk-in closet with custom build-outs. There are two other well-proportioned bedrooms, a second full bathroom, and powder room for guests.

Lucy Liu

29-West-19th-Street-1 29 West 19th Street via Core
According to 6sqft, Queens native and "Elementary" star Lucy Liu can add real estate aficionado to her list of accolades - she bought one of these historic Flatiron condos in 2005 and its mirror image a year later at $4 million for the pair. The lofts have not been combined, but that remains a tempting and luxurious possibility.

From the listing:
Located in the heart of Flatiron, 29 West 19th Street is a luxury boutique condominium with only five apartments in the building. Apartment 3 is a full-floor loft boasting 1,816 square feet, a gas fireplace and private keyed elevator access. Upon entry, you are greeted by 10-foot high ceilings and a generously sized living room illuminated by two large windows with shutters. The massive chef's kitchen provides ample storage with gorgeous finishes and modern appliances. The master suite offers an oversized dressing room and five-piece bath complete with soaking tub and glass enclosed shower.

Additional amenities include central AC, in-unit washer/dryer and a spacious den currently configured as a bedroom. Conveniently situated a few blocks away from Madison Square Park, 29 West 19th is at the nexus of Union Square, Flatiron, Chelsea and Greenwich Village.
29 West 19th Street has 1 available listing for $4.495M.

Annie Leibovitz, Lauren Bush Lauren and David Lauren

311-West-11th-Street-1 311 West 11th Street via Corcoran
This ivy-covered townhouse in the heart of the West Village was already rich in historic charm, but comes with a double dose of star power: According to the New York Post, celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz bought it for $1.9 million in 2003 and two other townhouses for $4.2 million in 2002. When debt forced her to sell, power couple Lauren Bush Lauren and David Lauren bought all three buildings for $28.3 million in 2014. They are now renting this townhouse out.

From the listing:
This entirely unique three-story West Village townhouse framed by stunning ivy has been impeccably preserved and updated while maintaining an authentic charm that is impossible to replicate. Each floor features 6 oversized windows facing both South and West, allowing light to flood through and highlight the townhouse's beautiful original details including its wide planked dark hardwood floors. Even more unique are the three fully functional wood-burning fireplaces, one on each floor.

The gracious first floor's fully equipped open kitchen is outfitted with a large Liebherr fridge and double freezer, a Wolf range, Asko dishwasher, and stainless steel countertops, with ample space for both dining and entertaining. The versatile layout allows for a configuration as a generous one bedroom but could be easily function as two proper bedrooms, with one on each of the upper floors. The lofty, sun-filled second floor contains ample closet space, as well as a tastefully updated bathroom. This exquisite townhouse is topped off by the impressive master bedroom with ceilings that soar over 13 feet high to its genuine, wood beamed ceilings. There is also a large basement with a washer/dryer as well as an abundance of potential storage space. This is the epitome of true townhouse living.

Anne Hathaway

641-Fifth-Avenue-1 Olympic Tower via Stribling
In addition to impressive square footage and wide-reaching, unobstructed views in all directions, one of the renowned Olympic Tower's largest condos is enhanced by celebrity stardust: Academy Award-winning actress Anne Hathaway rented the apartment with then-boyfriend Rafaello Follieri in the mid-2000's.

From the listing:
Enjoy unobstructed wide reaching views from any position through the continuous floor to ceiling windows that wrap around the apartment. Central Park views to the North, the East River to the East and St. Patrick's Cathedral, the Empire State Building and beyond to the South. This glamorous home is made for entertaining with a perfectly designed layout that has all the rooms in the right places. The first floor begins with a double entry foyer and Gallery that leads to a ballroom-sized 41-foot-long corner living room with wet bar and white Thasos marble floor.

Also on this level is the formal dining room that seats 12, a chef's eat-in kitchen with marble counters and stainless steel appliances, breakfast room and a 34-foot library/media room with 8 ft. projection screen. Off of the Gallery are two- south facing bedrooms with en-suite baths. The corner master suite is on the second level and features two full bathrooms and walls of custom closets. Two additional bedrooms, each with ensuite baths, complete this floor. There is a professional sound system throughout and numerous deep storage closets on each floor.
Olympic Tower has 9 available listings from $1.765M.

Mary-Kate Olsen

123-East-10th-Street-1 123 East 10th Street via Sotheby's
Child star turned high fashion designer Mary-Kate Olsen has an extensive history in Greenwich Village, and one chapter takes place at 123-125 East 10th Street: Husband Olivier Sarkozy (not pictured) purchased 123 East 10th Street in 2012, and the power couple rented the neighboring property. They now reside in Turtle Bay.

From the listing:
The property has been stylishly renovated to accommodate the needs of today’s modern lifestyle while carefully preserving its countless irreplaceable historical elements. Upon entering this exceedingly handsome home, one is instantly imparted with a sense of space so elusive in Manhattan. The welcoming entrance hall seamlessly flows into a spacious open plan dining room and sitting room to the rear. Just below, the large and modern eat-in family kitchen awaits. This space is both highly designed and inviting with a large hearth and a wall of steel casement French doors opening onto the picturesque shared garden. The terraced garden is an idyllic and beautifully landscaped retreat offering tranquil views of the nearby St. Mark’s Church.

The grand double parlor, with its soaring ceilings, ornamental moldings and carved fireplaces is located just above the entrance level. This stunning space is ideal for entertaining and offers protected views of surrounding townhouses through its floor to ceiling windows and a charming cast-iron "Juliet" balcony running the width of the façade. The upper two floors of this five-story home are reserved for private family quarters including two large bedrooms and a glorious full floor master suite with his and her walk-in closets and a sumptuous master bathroom.
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