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15 Central Park West via Douglas Elliman 15 Central Park West via Douglas Elliman
When walking down the streets of New York, it's possible to pass a celebrity and not realize it, given the number of actors, musicians, athletes, and other luminaries that have chosen to make the city their home. Consequently, this means a large number of bold-faced names making moves of all kinds in the real estate sector. Even the dog days of summer weren't enough to quiet things down, and we present the most eye-catching listings linked to the biggest names.

Daniel Och

15-Central-Park-West-1 Daniel Och via Wiki Commons; Central Park via Flickr - incognito7nyc
Perhaps the arc of New York’s “it” buildings can be traced through the properties of Daniel Och, the founder of Och-Ziff Capital Management: Following his purchase of an apartment in 220 Central Park South, he has listed his apartment in 15 Central Park West for a whopping $57.5 million, or around $12,000 per square foot. The Real Deal reports that he bought the white box penthouse for $22 million in 2008.

From the listing:

The interiors of this never-before-offered residence were curated for the current and original owners and designed to the highest quality by Tony Ingrao. The impeccably finished living space in the pinnacle of the Tower section of 15 Central Park West is approx. 4,739 square feet and is currently configured as a three-bedroom plus library/fourth bedroom.

Every room in the residence offers spectacular views of Manhattan - Central Park, the downtown skyline and Hudson River - all four exposures through floor-to-ceiling windows and French doors. There are two large entertaining terraces on 2 sides of the residence each over 800 square feet. A private landing with custom glass paneling leads into the residence, where you are immediately taken in by the breathtaking and expansive views. The dramatic gallery welcomes you to the open style living room and is complemented with French doors opening to a Juliet balcony facing east onto Central Park.The living room has a decorative ceiling with custom recessed lighting and a unique open gas fireplace made of hematite stone and black glass.
15 Central Park West has 12 available listings from $4.495M.

Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge

157-West-12th-Street-1 Chris Hughes (l) and Sean Eldridge via Wiki Commons; West Village townhouses via Flickr - Michael Engstrom
Just posted: The Wall Street Journal reports that as Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes and his activist husband Sean Eldridge expand their family, they have listed the Greenwich Village home they bought for $22.3 million in 2015. The Greek Revival townhouse dates back to the 1840s and has been extensively renovated and restored by the previous owner. But appropriately enough for a tech company co-founder, the couple updated the home with new smart home systems.

From the listing:

From the parlor level stoop of this 1840's Greek Revival townhouse, front and rear living rooms open to each other making this a grand entertaining floor. Each room contains a wood-burning fireplace with original marble surround. A wall of glass with two iron-framed doors lead out to a north-facing terrace overlooking the rear garden and residence’s especially dazzling feature: a carriage house with a finished roof garden, connected to the main house via a private underground walkway.

Accessible from the garden entry below the stoop, the garden level begins with a gracious sitting room with a wood-burning fireplace and two windows facing onto West 12th Street. A powder room and a large walk-in pantry are positioned off the hallway which leads to the grand chef’s kitchen. With a large center island featuring a sink and several built-ins, the kitchen occupies the full 20-foot width of the house with ample space for a table seating six.

Meryl Streep

92-Laight-Street-1 Meryl Streep via Wiki Commons; River Lofts via Sotheby's
About a year after Meryl Streep listed her full-floor Tribeca penthouse, the price has been cut to $18.25 million from the $19.75 million ask. The New York Post observes that this is still well above the $10.13 million she and husband Don Gummer (not pictured) paid for the property in 2006. In addition to amenities like a courtyard and fitness center, the building also offers excellent privacy in the form of an underground garage with a private elevator that sends residents directly home.

From the listing:

Waterfront Tribeca penthouse occupying a full floor of the River Lofts in Tribeca, this inviting penthouse is enveloped on three sides by a 10-foot-wide landscaped terrace, with floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors offering panoramic views that encompass the mighty Hudson River, New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty, One World Trade Center, and the iconic Chrysler and Empire State Buildings. Its stylish spaces include an open living and dining area; an Italian-designed kitchen with top-caliber appliances; a study or den; and four peaceful bedrooms. Brazilian walnut hardwood floors, triple-glazed windows, custom door screens, electronic sheers, Lutron lighting, and a central audio system can be found throughout.

The home is a delight year-round, from summer days gardening on the terrace to winter evenings by the fire, watching the snow fall. Beyond the skylit entrance gallery is a collection of versatile public rooms. Warmed by a wood-burning fireplace, the primary living and dining area enjoys sweeping views and terrace access on two sides. In an ideal configuration for sophisticated entertaining, the Poliform Varenna kitchen is discreetly, conveniently positioned.
River Lofts has 2 available listings from $3.995M.

Karlie Kloss

211-Elizabeth-Street-1 Karlie Kloss via Flickr - Madame ShoppingMode; 211 Elizabeth Street via Compass
Less than six months since supermodel Karlie Kloss and her investor husband Josh Kushner (not pictured) put their Nolita condominium on the market, it has sold for $6.6 million, just under its asking price of $6.99 million. As the couple moves on to bigger and better things, the New York Post describes its new owner as a “young heiress” who should enjoy the location on the corner of Prince Street and in the heart of some of New York’s best shopping, dining, and culture.

From the listing:

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. This room could easily accommodate a king-sized bed. A Watermark steam shower with bench has been installed in this bedroom’s newly renovated bathroom.
211 Elizabeth Street has 1 available listing for $8.95M.

Spike Lee

124-Dekalb-Avenue-1 Spike Lee via Flickr - Michael Lloyd; 124 Dekalb Avenue via Citi Habitats
It’s been a good year for writer and director Spike Lee. Not only did he win his first Academy Award for BlacKKKlansman, but the Fort Greene building that once housed his production company, Forty Acres and a Mule Productions, has found a buyer. The home started out as a firehouse and was converted to two loft condos in the 1980s but can easily be turned into a single-family home. No details on whether that will happen, but the New York Post reports that the new buyer has grand plans for his car collection.

From the listing:

This remarkable residential conversion is situated on the southwest corner of beautiful Ft. Greene Park. With 25 feet of street frontage, and 77 feet deep, the steel-framed building encompasses 5,775 square feet of uninterrupted living space – without the need for internal support columns. The space can be kept as a two-family home (with income potential), or be transformed into a single-family mansion or dramatic live-work space. Vast open interior volume like this is extremely rare – and allows for endless floor plan possibilities.

Other standout property features include a private two-car garage, a full basement and a beautifully restored original staircase. Art Deco-era detail is showcased throughout in etched glass panels, oak/marble trim and barrel-vaulted ceilings. The top-floor apartment also boasts a roof deck with treetop views of brownstone Brooklyn.

Paul Schrader

350-West-23rd-Street-1 Paul Schrader via Flickr - Broadway Cinema; Modern 23 via Compass
While celebrated director/screenwriter Paul Schrader is best known for his films set in New York City, not to mention a personal friendship with Martin Scorcese, he had not been nominated for an Academy Award until the recent First Reformed, a drama set in upstate New York. Mr. Schrader himself divides his time between a Chelsea apartment and an upstate house, and he may be spending more time in the latter soon: 6sqft announces that he has just put his Manhattan apartment on the market.

From the listing:

This captivating home at the Modern 23 - a boutique condominium designed by Daniel Goldner - is moments from the Highline and Hudson River Parks, Chelsea Cove and the recently opened Hudson Yards. A key-locked elevator opens directly into an impressive great room with a gas fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook a charming and unexpected park resplendent with soaring English Plane Trees. This stretch of 23rd Street, west of Eighth Avenue, is surprisingly tranquil.

Central air-conditioning and rift-cut oak flooring feature throughout. The well-appointed kitchen features custom Grey Oak cabinetry, Ice Stone counters with Glacier Glass tile backsplashes, and Wolf & Sub-Zero appliances. A gallery hallway, perfect for collectors, separates the bedrooms from the entertaining space.

Mats Zuccarello

345-West-14th-Street-1 Mats Zuccarello via Wiki Commons; 345 Meatpacking via Compass
Over the eight years Mats Zuccarello played for the New York Rangers, cheers of “Zuc” could probably be heard from the Meatpacking District condo he purchased for $3.15 million in 2015. A recently signed five-year, $30 million deal with the Minnesota Wild has prompted him to list the home, but he has told the New York Post, “New York gave me so much. It will always be in my heart.” Rangers gear is on display in the apartment, and the listing broker has commented on what a pleasure it is to work with his sons’ favorite NHL player.

From the listing:

This well-proportioned 1,228-square-foot two bedroom, two bath corner residence offers sunny south exposures with views of the Meatpacking District’s Gansevoort Square. The light-filled, open living/dining room features custom millwork and beautiful kitchen with honed Absolute Black granite countertop and top-of-the-line Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Bosch appliances. The Master Bedroom Suite features a luxurious five-fixture bathroom with a glass-enclosed wet room and oversized slabs of Spanish Travertine Marble, a deep soaking tub with Spanish Travertine surround, solid brass vanity with granite countertop, Dornbracht fixtures, and custom brass wall sconces. The second full bathroom with beautiful handcrafted, Moroccan ceramic tile, Hansgrohe fixtures and a deep soaking Duravit tub.

Additional highlights include a laundry room with a Miele washer/dryer set and additional storage space, 7.5 inch wide plank Austrian Oak floors, double-paned high performance windows clad in architectural bronze, and a multi-zone heating and cooling system. Residents enjoy a 24-hour doorman/concierge, a private fitness center, cold storage, bike room and a landscaped roof deck offering panoramic views of the Hudson River and Downtown Manhattan. Private storage is available for purchase.
345 Meatpacking has 2 available listings from $3.15M.

Vincent Gallo

721-Fifth-Avenue-1 Vincent Gallo via Flickr - Celebs Journey; Trump Tower via Brown Harris Stevens
The Drumpf effect seems to have worked in Vincent Gallo’s favor. While prices have dropped lower at Drumpf Tower than anywhere else in the city, the actor expressed his admiration for the Fifth Avenue building to the New York Post. He made what he describes as a lowball offer, bought the apartment in cash, and closed on it earlier this month.

From the listing:

One-bedroom and one-and-a-half-bathroom condominium with endless panoramic views of Fifth Avenue, the Crown Building, skyline, river and more. Located at 721 Fifth Avenue, one of the city's most desirable areas, this high-floor unit is in close proximity to Central Park, museums and world-famous shopping on Fifth and Madison Avenues. This corner home offers south and west exposures and the floor to-ceiling windows bring in tremendous amount of natural light.
Drumpf Tower has 10 available listings from $1.999M.

George Takei

146-West-57th-Street-1 George Takei via Wiki Commons, Metropolitan Tower via Quinton
Oh, myyy! When “Star Trek” star and social activist George Takei bought his 35th floor condo with his husband Brad (not pictured) in 2001, they got the unit for only $475K. Since then, the block has become rechristened Billionaires’ Row, and the apartment is now on the market for $1.35 million. Page Six notes that fans may appreciate the option to buy it partly furnished.

From the listing:

Situated on the 35th floor, this corner apartment has floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall windows filled with light throughout the day, southwest city skyline views and a peek of the Hudson River. This zen-quiet home features sleek finishes, 1 1/2 baths and renovated closet space.

Every square foot is utilized! The over-sized master bedroom has one walk-in renovated closet and has a home office space. The master bathroom is en-suite and in an ultra-modern renovated style.

The living room enjoys the benefits or a corner view and has renovated ebony plank wood floors custom designed straight to the wall. There is an additional marble powder room off the entry hallway. The kitchen has a large window, a very unusual feature in NYC.
Metropolitan Tower has 11 available listings from $1.295M.

Joe Namath

345-West-70th-Street-1 Joe Namath via Flickr - Bill Kelly; 345 West 70th Street via Compass
Legendary football star Joe Namath’s love for New York extends beyond his years playing for the Jets: After his daughter got married in 2016, he and the couple bought an Upper West Side duplex for $1.01 million. In the wake of the recent split, the New York Post reports that the apartment has just come back on the market.

From the listing:

The first floor of this Beaux-Art pre-war built in 1910 home features an entertaining area with gracious living room, dining room and open but separate fully renovated windowed kitchen with abundant custom cabinetry, large granite counter space, and stainless steel appliances.

Just off the living room is a beautiful outdoor deck with custom seating and stairs leading to even more outdoor space! The separate bedroom wing includes two pin-drop quiet bedrooms and a cheerful, white tiled, fully restored windowed bathroom with a distinctive clawfoot tub. Downstairs two large bonus rooms ideal for additional storage, media room or home gym feature custom cabinetry and counter space and a full size stainless steel LG washer and dryer.
Flickr photo credits: Karlie Kloss - Madame ShoppingMode; Spike Lee - Michael Lloyd; Paul Schrader - Broadway Cinema; Vincent Gallo - Celebs Journey; Joe Namath - Bill Kelly

Wiki Commons photo credits: Daniel Och - World Economic Forum; Chris Hughes - Michael Conti; Sean Eldridge - mzorick; Meryl Streep - stemoc; Mats Zuccarello - Lisa Gansky; George Takei - Gage Skidmore
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