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157-West-57th-Street-1 Central Park and skyline views via Extell
March saw a change of seasons with the vernal equinox, and several celebrities are looking for a change as well. Some are eager to start a new life in a New York apartment, while others are ready to move on from their city homes. In all cases, a bit of celebrity stardust can add extra interest to a building or listing.

Jeffrey Beers

277-Fifth-Avenue-1 277 Fifth Avenue via Jeffrey Beers International
Jeffrey Beers said of 277 Fifth Avenue, the NoMad tower where he designed the interiors and amenities, “I wanted to be respectful of the building and design the interiors in a way that conveys warmth, like I would my own home.” His words would prove prophetic—the acclaimed architect and his wife Connie (not pictured) recently bought a three-bedroom home in the building. According to the New York Post, the couple raised their family on the Upper East Side and are now empty nesters. The exact cost was not available.

From the listing:
Floor-to-ceiling windows showcase panoramic Midtown views including the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the Hudson River, One World Trade and beyond. A subtle and serene array of warm, natural materials complements the towers robust modern architecture. Perimeter columns establish an alternating rhythm of vertical floor-to-ceiling windows framing the views along multiple exposures and solid walls for displaying art. Interiors are graced with ceiling heights reaching over ten feet, in addition to a selection of warm woods and elegant natural stones.

The open kitchen is a palette of pale-oak cabinets with Calacatta Saccheli polished marble slab center islands, countertops, and backsplash which gives the kitchens a luminous glow. The kitchen is fully customized with a suite of stainless-steel finish Miele appliances including: refrigerator and freezer, wine cooler, gas cooktop with retractable ventilation hood, convection oven, speed oven, and dishwasher. The corner master bedroom includes floor to ceiling window and a generous dressing area.
277 Fifth Avenue has 10 available listings from $1.935M.

Eve Plumb

2025-Broadway-1 2025 Broadway via Corcoran
Eve Plumb, the actress best known for her role as Jan Brady on The Brady Bunch has come a long way from 4222 Clinton Way: She and her husband, Ken Pace (not pictured), are selling their Upper West Side co-op for $735K. A source tells the New York Post that the couple also owns a Turtle Bay penthouse as an investment.

From the listing:
Spacious and recently renovated high floor one (1) bedroom home with stunning views and light. Located in the heart of the Upper West Side (between West 69th and West 70th Street's) by Lincoln Center and Central Park, this gorgeous home in a full service/doorman building offers the best of location, southern light and an expansive exposure down iconic Broadway, towards Columbus Circle and Times Square. Hallmarked by a wide living room with open kitchen and state of the art appliances, this home ensures comfort and luxury, while the substantial master bedroom with excellent built in closet space (and corner window facing Central Park) makes for a truly lovely property.
2025 Broadway has 6 available listings from $569K.

Oleg Cassini

15-East-63rd-Street-1 Google Streetview of 15 East 63rd Street
Oleg Cassini was best known for the elegant outfits he designed for Jacqueline Kennedy, and that aesthetic carried over to his choice of residences. His Beaux Arts townhouse on the Upper East Side dates back to the turn of the century and boasts arched French windows, delicate floral carvings, a copper-trimmed two-story mansard roof, a marble entry foyer, marble balustrade staircase, ornate moldings, and marble fireplaces. The Wall Street Journal reports that the late designer’s home is coming on the market, and that his Gramercy property would be auctioned in mid-March.

Taylor Swift

23-Cornelia-Street-1 23 Cornelia Street via Corcoran Group
While Taylor Swift’s well-known Tribeca compound was being renovated, the singer rented this West Village carriage house with arched doorways, double-height ceilings, and three fireplaces for $39,500/month. The New York Post notes that its previous owner modernized the home and added a private garage and pool. However, its array of improvements and celebrity connection were no match for market realities: It was originally listed for $24.5 million, but recently sold for $11.5 million.

From the listing:
Even in a city like New York, there are few properties that can possibly rival this gem. Built as a carriage house in 1912, this property has been transformed into a modern home with a private garage and a spectacular pool nestled in the West Village. The house has many unusual architectural features with dramatic double heights ceilings, 3 original fireplaces (one wood burning & two gas), beautiful hardwood floors. Basalt stone tile floor are throughout the pool area and the pool itself measures approximately 30' by 15' and 5,5' deep. There are double height ceilings in the pool (27') and a chandelier, creating a grand impression.

The lounge area also features a double height ceiling, as well as ample room for art displays. A Murano glass Chandelier, candle light fixtures and a gas fireplace are welcoming you into this one-of-a kind "Salon", with an exterior patio. Complementing the first level is a studio with a full bathroom that functions well as a guest suite and a private garage (approx. 13'). The second floor features a living room with high beamed ceilings, Russian Ipe wood floors, leaded glass windows, a chandelier, and a WNFP with a marble heart. The renovated kitchen has a Wolf electronic oven/gas stove, Subzero fridge and a wine fridge, a Fisher & Paykal double drawer dishwasher and granite counter tops.

Tricia Brock

120-East-75th-Street-1 120 East 75th Street via Stribling
Writer and director Tricia Brock’s credits include critically acclaimed shows like The Walking Dead, 30 Rock, and Mozart in the Jungle. Her Upper East Side co-op is also noteworthy, having undergone a renovation by architecture firm Agencie to maximize space while respecting its prewar history. The New York Post reports that it has just been listed for $1.9 million.

From the listing:
All of the major rooms of the home look onto a quiet tree-lined street including the spacious living/dining room with an original stone clad wood burning fireplace, an intimate home office with custom desk and full height bookcase and the master bedroom suite with a large dressing closet and en-suite marble bath with radiant heat floors. These rooms are arranged enfilade resulting in a harmonious flow of space and a pleasant wash of shared soft northern light across the interiors through a total of 7 large windows.

The open plan kitchen was designed by Henry Built, a custom craft and build workshop specializing in high-quality cabinetry. It is highlighted by a central island, Wolf cooktop and oven, integrated refrigerator, marble backsplash and brass-trimmed details. There is a formal entry hall, guest bedroom and bath with south and west facing windows, separate service entrance, washer and dryer, central A/C, waterworks plumbing fixtures and seamlessly integrated custom built-ins in every room by one of New York's most respected women millworkers - Real Fine Millwork. 120 East 75th is a full service building with full-time doorman, live-in resident manager, private storage (included with purchase), laundry facilities and bike room.
120 East 75th Street has 2 available listings from $595K.

Alan Greenspan

860-United-Nations-Plaza-1 860 United Nations Plaza via Douglas Elliman
During his tenure as chairman of the Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan purchased a home at 860 United Nations Plaza for $672K and lived there until the 1990’s. The New York Post notes that this comes to $1.38 million in today's dollars, and that the apartment just hit the market for $1.48 million.

From the listing:
The classic foyer gives way to a grand living room with powerful views of the East River through floor-to-ceiling windows. The dining area has an abundance of day-long light and city skyline views. The entire space offers generous, well-proportioned dimensions and high ceilings.

The apartment also has an eat-in-kitchen or office with an oversize window facing iconic Beekman Place. You will also enjoy two large, split bedroom suites that will supply you with the utmost privacy. This prestigious building provides a remarkable range of amenities: a sprawling lobby attended by a 24-hour doorman, concierge, a driveway, fitness center, Pilates studio, party room, driving range simulator, garage, valet service, roof deck and bike room.
860 United Nations Plaza has 20 available listings from $825K.

Malcolm Forbes

11-West-12th-Street-1 11 West 12th Street via Compass
In Greenwich Village, a Greek Revival townhouse is more commonly known as “the Forbes townhouse” in honor of Malcolm Forbes, longtime chairman and editor-in-chief. It is just around the corner from Forbes’ onetime Fifth Avenue headquarters, and Mr. Forbes was known for the lavish parties he threw at the home. And according to The Wall Street Journal, another bold-faced name has snapped it up: J. Carey Smith, the entrepreneur behind “Big Ass Fans.”

From the listing:
11 West 12th Street is a 25-foot wide, single-family townhouse that has been painstakingly renovated by Paris Forino to the highest caliber of workmanship and unparalleled quality. This handsome home boasts approximately 9,652 square feet of interior living space and 2,412 square feet of outdoor space with 5-7 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, 2 half baths, two roof terraces, and a private 33-foot deep garden. Notable features include a two-car garage and a commercial grade elevator serving all 7 levels from the cellar to the roof terrace.

This late Greek Revival style home is conveniently located near boutique shopping, entertainment, Union Square Park, and fine dining.

Jennifer Hudson

2211-Broadway-1 The Apthorp via Douglas Elliman
While Oscar-winning singer and actress Jennifer Hudson was performing in Broadway production The Color Purple to critical acclaim, a four-bedroom apartment on the eleventh floor of the historic Apthorp condominium served as her home base. She has since moved on to other projects and homes, and the New York Post reports that the apartment has been listed for $7.9 million.

From the listing:
Residence 11J at the iconic Apthorp Condominium exemplifies the grandeur of New York's Gilded Age paired with an effortless blend of modern convenience. This completely gut renovated home, with its hand-cut marble mosaic entry gallery, chevron oak floors, and hand crafted ceiling moldings, is the epitome of pre-war sophistication. This well-scaled floor plan features a south-facing living room with fireplace and an opposite, north-facing formal dining room with fireplace, both accented by ornate moldings and lavish chandeliers.

The large, windowed kitchen offers ample space and function for even the most discerning chef. Exposures to the south and north allow for an abundance of natural light throughout this residence all-day long. The master suite features south facing views, a large walk-in closet and a gorgeous, marble clad bathroom.
The Apthorp has 10 available listings from $1.775M.

Deborah Norville

655-Park-Avenue-1 655 Park Avenue via Sotheby's
When TV journalist Deborah Norville and her family bought a Park Avenue home in a J.E.R. Carpenter-designed building, the listing read, “Needs work but could be spectacular.” Seventeen happy years and several improvements later, it most certainly is. Now that she and her husband are empty nesters, The New York Times reported that they are now using their country house as their main home.

From the listing:
This refined and elegant 8 room apartment is located in a top-flight Park Avenue building in a premier Upper East Side location. This sun-flooded apartment lends itself perfectly to gracious entertaining and comfortable family living. A large and spacious columned foyer leads directly to a well-proportioned living room with a wood-burning fireplace, and immediately adjacent is a gracious formal dining room. Also accessed off the foyer is a handsome library (which could be easily converted to a third master bedroom) which is paneled and lined with books, and has a powder room/full bathroom en suite. Down a long hall there is a lovely master bedroom suite with a dressing area with ample walk-in closets and a full bath. Also on the bedroom corridor there is a second master bedroom with a full bath en suite. At the other end of the apartment is an eat-in chefs kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a washer/dryer. Two large staff rooms (which could also be used as guest rooms, or as a home office and a private exercise room) and a large full bath completes this portion of the apartment.

The apartment is characterized by its sought-after architectural details, such as high ceilings, herringbone hardwood floors, and period moldings. All the principal rooms in the apartment face south over a tree-lined street, and get abundant light and enjoy vistas of the Park Avenue Armory, a distinguished Manhattan landmark building which is directly across the street.
655 Park Avenue has 3 available listings from $3.5M.

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin

160-Leroy-Street-1 160 Leroy Street via Corcoran
There doesn’t seem to be any escaping the paparazzi for power couple and recent newlyweds Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin, but maybe they can hide out in downtown Manhattan. A source tells the New York Post that they’re looking at rentals and considered Ian Schrager’s 160 Leroy Street, where four two-bedroom apartments are listed from $15,416/month.

From the listing:
Inside this phenomenal home, 12-inch-wide Scandinavian Larch wood plank floors add an organic richness to interiors. A dramatic entry gallery, flanked by art walls and garden vistas, ushers you into this impeccable residence.

Straight ahead, the expansive great room sets the stage for tranquil relaxation or lively entertaining with the adjacent, almost 200-square-foot, outdoor lounge. Chefs and designers alike will love the Bulthaup kitchen where imported cabinetry melds effortlessly with Sivec slab marble countertops and state-of-the-art appliances, including a Sub-Zero refrigerator; Wolf steam oven and coffee system; Gaggenau cooktop; and Miele dishwasher.Head to the expansive master suite to take in more gorgeous views, an extravagant walk-in closet and luxe en suite bathroom outfitted with a Sivec marble double vanity, wet room shower, separate soaking tub and radiant heat flooring. The second bedroom has a well-appointed en suite bathroom of its own, and a convenient powder room is situated near the entry.

Extra closets ensure plenty of storage, a large-capacity washer-dryer attends to laundry, and this modern smart home comes pre-wired for AV, lighting and shade controls.
160 Leroy Street has 5 available listings from $2.995M.

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