Celebrity Real Estate News in NYC

Celebrity Real Estate News in NYC

Several interesting celebrity real estate transactions have recently taken place in NYC. Here is a look at just a few.

David Rockefellers Upper East Side Townhouse Finds Buyer

The 40-foot wide townhouse located at 146 East 65th Street that used to serve as David Rockefeller’s home is reportedly under contract. Placed on the market in June 2017 with an asking price of $32.5 million, the property served as the home for the late philanthropist and his wife Peggy for 69 years. After spending four months on the market, the Upper East Side townhouse received a price reduction to $27 million. The final price of the sale is unknown.

Boasting eight bedrooms and 9,700 square feet of living space, the home was originally constructed in 1924. Despite its age, the home has many luxury upgrades and finishes, including a large skylight, a spiral staircase, a temperature-controlled wine room and eight fireplaces. Other features include more than eight bathrooms, six staff rooms and 3,000 square feet of outdoor space.

Taylor Swift Continues Purchasing Tribeca Property

Pop megastar Taylor Swift has been purchasing properties in Tribeca amongst much speculation regarding her long-term plans for the area. Last year, the singer purchased a townhouse at 153 Franklin Street, bringing the total of her alleged purchases on the block to $50 million. More recently, rumors are circulating that she purchased the apartment next door at 155 Franklin Street in a building where she already owns the penthouse. Swift purchased the penthouse, which was created from two units, in 2014 for nearly $20 million.

The new apartment is located on the second floor and sold in an off-market transaction for $9.75 million. Formerly owned by financier Jeremy Phillips, the three-bedroom apartment offers 3,450 square feet of living space.

Michael Feinstein Sells Upper East Side Mansion

Musician Michael Feinstein has sold his five-story townhouse in the Upper East Side for $15.22 million. Boasting six bedroom and eight bathrooms, the property was first placed on the market by the singer and his husband Terrence Flannery in 2013. At that time, the mansion had an asking price of $18 million. After failure to sale, the couple finally took the property off of the market before putting it back on the market last year for $15.9 million.

Located on East 63rd Street in Lenox Hill, the home has hosted many celebrity soirees, with some of its most notable guests being Liza Minnelli, Tony Bennett, Elaine Stritch and Stephen Soundheim. The celebrity connection was not enough to get the home sold, however, and so the couple carried out some renovations over the past few years to help make it more appealing. Among these changes were widening the rooms and adding a gym and a meditation terrace on the top floor.

A combination of two townhouses that were build in the late 19th century, the property also features a lush backyard with ivy-covered brick walls and pagodas. Inside, the home offers 6,160 square feet of living space. The couple has relocated to Carmel, Indiana, where Feinstein is the artistic director for The Center for the Performing Arts. As such, the couple no longer has a need for the property in New York City.