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It has been over three months since awards show season ended, but the New York real estate scene was almost as star-studded this spring. The top transactions of May 2019 include apartments linked to Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony winners, not to mention a Pulitzer Prize winner and an Olympic medalist.

Shaun White

425-East-13th-Street-1 425 East 13th Street via Dolly Lenz Real Estate
Multiple Olympic and X Games medals aren’t the only prizes champion snowboarder Shaun White has collected—he is also the owner of a sprawling East Village penthouse. Page Six reports that he has listed it for $2.95 million.

From the listing:

Stunning south-facing Penthouse perched high atop a premier full-service East Village Condominium. The expansive & open layout features two split bedrooms, two and a half baths, soaring 12' +/- ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling windows that frame the fabulous downtown views. Outfitted with the finest finishes, the apartment also includes a large south-facing private terrace that can be accessed via the living room & master bedroom, making the space ideal for entertaining and private enjoyment. 425 East 13th Street is a luxury full service building with 24 hour doorman, gym, courtyard garden, and a spectacular rooftop garden featuring cabanas, BBQ and a rooftop pool.

Diane Keaton

145-Central-Park-West-1 The San Remo via Corcoran
Annie Hall might have lived on the Upper East Side, but the actress who played her took the opposite approach: Following the success of the movie, Diane Keaton bought a full-floor apartment in the famed San Remo on the Upper West Side. Rumor has it that Warren Beatty was simultaneously dating her and Mary Tyler Moore, who lived in the building’s other tower, but she has only good things to say about her time there, extolling the open space and windows in every room. 6sqft announces that the three-bedroom apartment has come on the market following the death of its most recent owner.

From the listing:

Refreshed and revitalized for Spring Unparalleled views from the crown jewel of Central Park West. Rarely does an apartment in the San Remo's iconic towers become publicly availablean opportunity not to be missed. This sprawling mint condition full floor apartment with unsurpassed views from every room in every direction has been masterfully restored, reviving the elegance of the San Remo's original details with the comforts of modern living.

The south tower elevator lands at a private vestibule which opens into a gracious center hall. You will be immediately drawn to the open vista of Central Park from the wood paneled library, complete with full bath and pocket doors. The gracious corner living room with coffered ceiling and sweeping views opens into a large, formal dining room which showcases open views to the west.

Anthony Bourdain

40-East-94th-Street-1 Carnegie Hill Tower via Stribling
Not even a year since the death of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, his Upper East Side condo has entered contract for close to its $3.3 million asking price. The New York Post reports that this is not a major drop from the $3.35 million price he and wife Ottavia Busia paid for it in 2014.

From the listing:

Outstanding opportunity to own a third floor stunning 4/5 bedroom home in a premier full-service condo in Carnegie Hill. This exquisitely renovated 2,238 sq. ft. property has beautiful oversized windows that overlook the lovely tree-lined garden courtyard. The apartment has a flexible layout with a fifth bedroom or library that could easily be combined with the adjourning living room.

The separate bedroom wings enable customized bedroom options. The open professional chef's kitchen is equipped with top-of-the-line appliances {6 burner, double-oven Wolf range, Subzero refrigerator/freezer, Miele dishwasher and microwave}, granite counter tops, custom cherry cabinets, and porcelain floors. Other features include stunning Italian marble bathrooms, bamboo hardwood floors, custom cabinetry in the LR/DR as well as master bedroom, a Japanese bathroom, a Miele washer/dryer, and generous fitted closets.

Jessica Chastain

Central-Park-West-01 Central Park townhouses via CityRealty
Academy Award-nominated actress Jessica Chastain is known for her wide body of acting work. She is equally selective when it comes to real estate, having just purchased an immense, seven-bedroom townhouse on the Upper West Side for $8.875 million. The Wall Street Journal notes that this is not her first foray into New York real estate, having purchased a $5.1 million co-op in The Osborne in 2015.

Parker Posey

365-West-19th-Street-1 365 West 19th Street via Douglas Elliman
Indie actress Parker Posey is known for her cool choice of roles, and her discerning taste applies to real estate as well. She previously lived on lower Fifth Avenue in Greenwich Village, and the New York Post reports that she has just picked up a one-bedroom Chelsea co-op.

From the listing:

This charming triplex home offers its new owner not only a wood burning fireplace, one and a half bathrooms but also a fabulous roof garden as well. The living room has soaring double-height ceilings, exposed brick and a fireplace. There is a charming, half-moon window in the dining room and both have southern exposure that allows the sun to stream in all day long. Also, on this floor is a powder room and a great kitchen that was renovated with stainless steel appliances, cherry cabinets and honed granite countertops. The upper level has one bedroom (with a skylight), tons of closets, a renovated full bathroom with a glass enclosed stall shower and an office or guest room that is open to the living room below. On the top level is a fantastic roof garden that has open views, Trex decking, a sink, refrigerator, water, electric, and a huge storage closet.

Ronan Farrow

Lower-East-Side-01 Lower East Side apartment via Douglas Elliman
Ronan Farrow’s work as an investigative reporter and human rights activist takes him all over the world, but the New York Post reports that he has scooped up quite a New York home base: a penthouse on the Lower East Side spanning more than 2,000 square feet and sporting a private terrace with downtown skyline views.

William S. Paley

29-Beekman-Place-1 29 Beekman Place via Corcoran
CBS founder William S. Paley’s first marriage may not have lasted, but the Beekman Place townhouse he built for his first wife Dorothy has more than stood the test of time. The home has only had two other owners, and the New York Post mentions that they were equally high-profile: health advocates Albert and Mary Lasker, then Ashraf Pahlavi, twin sister to the Shah of Iran.

From the listing:

Situated in the exclusive, leafy, and prestigious enclave of Beekman Place, Townhouse #29 is a true trophy residence at over 12,000 interior square feet beautifully proportioned and spread out over eight floors plus basement as well as two private terraces totaling almost 1,500 square feet of outdoor space.

Open and expansive Eastern and Western exposures give way to awe-inspiring full on East River views and allow for natural sunlight to pour in throughout the day. Designed with grand scale entertaining in mind, the garden level features an astounding 32-foot-long commercial grade chef's kitchen while the second floor showcases a charming reception area just off the foyer and a long entrance gallery that leads to a lovely banquet hall. Comprising of 2 very large and open living spaces with over 11 foot ceilings and both eastern and western views, the third floor demonstrates the truly grandiose proportions of this unique residence. The solarium off the family room transports you to another world and is enclosed by three walls of glass which allow for beaming natural light and endless river views.

Liza Minelli

115-East-38th-Street-1 115 East 38th Street via Corcoran
This landmarked brownstone in the Murray Hill Historic District dates back to 1865 and is renowned as much for its past residents as for its timeless architecture: 6sqft notes that past residents have included author Sophie Kerr Underwood, jewelry designer Kenneth J. Lane, and award-winning actress/singer Liza Minelli. While the brownstone façade is largely intact, the interior has undergone a modern renovation.

From the listing:

Immediately entering into the elegant foyer on the parlor level, one is met with 12-foot ceilings, a study off the entry and formal living room with a fireplace and a wall of French doors opening onto a balcony and overlooking the garden. The open, fully-equipped kitchen makes way to an informal and formal dining room leading into a family room looking into the landscaped garden. The full floor of the luxurious master bedroom suite includes a dressing room, a grand master bathroom and two Juliet balconies. An additionally two floors have four bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom. On the sixth floor, there is a library with fireplace and wet bar leading to a two-tiered roof terrace.

Mark Ronson

50-Central-Park-West-1 The Prasada via Corcoran
Producer and songwriter Mark Ronson has been on the hunt for a New York apartment for a while now, and the New York Post reported that he recently toured a co-op on Central Park West. The apartment in question has a large decorative fireplace, which would be a beautiful place to display his recent Oscar and multiple Grammys.

From the listing:

Step into this extraordinary property and be immediately welcomed by the majesty and serenity of Central Park. 4A is spacious and expansive and features 50 feet of picture windows overlooking the beautiful tree-tops of Central Park.

The sultry living room offers a decorative fireplace and is lined with custom banquets and built-in window seating providing every possible angle to appreciate the view. The living room flows into a stately and alluring formal dining room highlighted by a large park facing bay window, decorative fireplace and beamed ceilings that stylishly complete the room by adding the ideal charm and character. There is a windowed eat-in kitchen framed with generous custom cabinetry and stainless steel appliances from Subzero and Wolf.The layout allows for the perfect separation of space where the sleeping quarters are entirely separate from the living and entertaining rooms.

DJ Khaled

114-Liberty-Street-1 114 Liberty Street via Nest Seekers
Record producer DJ Khaled is known for his collaborations throughout the music industry, and the New York Post noticed that he’s taking a similar approach to his search for a short-term rental. He considered an apartment at 30 Crosby Street, which counts Alicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz as former residents, not to mention 114 Liberty Street, where music mogul Russell Simmons is trying to sell his penthouse.
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