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    James Gandolfini Once Lived in This West Village Townhouse. Now It Can be Yours for $16.5 Million

    It’s been nearly a decade since actor James Gandolfini unexpectedly died. Now, the West Village pad where The Sopranos star once lived is up for grabs.  

    Dating back to 1835, the landmarked New York City building is the only townhouse remaining on the East Side of Sullivan Street and was once the home of Wall Street financier Jay Gould. Renowned artist and sculptor Leah Poller bought the 19th-century Greek Revival mansion back in 2005 and subsequently converted it into five luxury apartments. The cleverly designed floor plans mean that the $16.5 million property could easily be turned back into a palatial single-family residence, though.

    Spanning 9,300 square feet, the abode features five bedrooms, six bathrooms, and ample living space. According to the listing, Gandolfini was said to have kept the second floor as a study while he was appearing in God of Carnage on Broadway in 2009. It also offers an impressive 2,300 square feet of private outdoor space, which Manhattanites know is a rarity. 

    The townhouse comes with 2,300 square feet of private outdoor space.

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    Over the years, 179 Sullivan Street has played host to other famous residents including The O.C. actress Mischa Barton, as well as screenwriter Steven Conrad, best known for The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013). 

    Thanks to Poller’s preservation efforts, the 25-foot-wide residence has held onto many of its historic details, including an original curved staircase, shutters, decorative fireplaces, and archways. On the parlor level, you’ll find soaring 13-and-a-half-foot ceilings, a one-bedroom loft, a primary bedroom complete with a glass-tiled Jacuzzi, and a private terrace. Elsewhere, each of the units is decked out with a laundry, air-conditioning, and top-of-the-line appliances.  

    The seller is artist Leah Poller, who preserved and re-designed all five floors of the residence

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    Down below, the ground floor is currently operating as a medical office rental, and at the very top, the 1,250-square-foot roof can be turned into pretty much anything you can dream up. In case you’re lacking in creativity, marketing materials suggested maybe a gym, sauna, or even a recording studio. Hell, you could even go full Tony Soprano and turn it into a sky-high hangout for your crew. BYO gabagool.

    Jessica Bryant of Concrete Real Estate NYC and Valerie Zingaro of Ardent Property Group hold the listing.  

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    Taylor Swift’s Hit Song ‘Cornelia Street’ Was Inspired by This N.Y.C. Townhouse. It Just Listed for $18 Million.

    In your Lover era? Well, the lyrics “I rent a place on Cornelia Street” are about to take on a whole new meaning.  

    The former West Village townhouse that inspired a hit song from Taylor Swift’s seventh studio album has just landed on the market. If you want to snag the pop star’s one-time New York City residence, it’ll run you roughly $18 million. Or, you can take a page from Tay’s book and lease the place for only $45,000 per month.  

    According to The Observer, the singer only lived in the four-bedroom apartment temporarily from 2016 to 2017 while her Tribeca penthouse was being renovated. Fans also believe it’s where her relationship with ex-boyfriend Joe Alwyn began. Let’s hope that when all is said and done, potential buyers will be able to walk Cornelia Street again.  

    Taylor Swift’s former N.Y.C. townhouse on Cornelia Street just listed for $18 million or $45,000 per month.

    Al Siedman/VHT for The Corcoran Group

    Despite its 1870 origins, the carriage house feels super modern on the inside and even sports a private, drive-in garage and a 30-foot-long indoor swimming pool on the garden level. Currently, the spread spans three floors and is stacked with soaring double-height ceilings, oversized casement windows, and a rooftop terrace with a garden at the top. In the main living space, you’ll find dreamy beamed ceilings, blonde hardwood parquet floors, and a fireplace with a marble hearth. Nearby, the kitchen is fit for a chef, complete with granite counters, a Sub-Zero fridge, wine storage, and a double-drawer dishwasher.

    The West Village residence includes two suites that each have their own balcony

    Al Siedman/VHT for The Corcoran Group

    Upstairs, the primary bedroom is worthy of music royalty with a huge walk-in closet and en suite bath that’s clad in marble and includes a glass-enclosed shower and skylight. When you need some fresh air, just step onto the spacious terrace. Here, you can lounge alfresco and enjoy the outdoor fireplace. Down the hall, there’s a second suite with another balcony where you can perhaps write the words to your own pop track. 

    Laurence Carty, Irene Lo, and Jennifer Rahilly of the Corcoran Group hold the listing together. 

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    Barbara Walters’s Longtime N.Y.C. Apartment Just Listed for $20 Million

    Late TV news icon Barbara Walters’s New York City apartment is now up for grabs. 

    The Upper East Side abode is set inside 944 Fifth Avenue, a white-glove co-op, where the award-winning journalist resided for 30 years. Her 11-room home spans the entire sixth floor of the prewar building and hasn’t changed much since she lived there, says Compass, which holds the listing. Architect Nathan Korn designed the 14-story building in an Italian Renaissance palazzo style, which explains the property’s 10-foot ceilings and seamlessly connected rooms. With sweeping views of Central Park, the two-bedroom abode just splashed down on the market for $20 million.

    Inside the living room with three big-picture windows and a fireplace.

    Donna Dotan

    Just from the home’s brick-red entry foyer, you get a sense of how massive each room is, making the property an ideal space to host swanky dinner parties and daytime guests alike. Apart from its towering ceilings, the living room stretches out along Fifth Avenue with three big-picture windows and a wood-burning fireplace. Wide openings between the living room, the dining room, and the library connect the three areas for an easy entertaining flow. The eat-in kitchen also includes a butler’s pantry that might come in handy for those formal dinner occasions. 

    Elsewhere, you’ll discover the wood-paneled primary bedroom, with two large windows showcasing exceptional views of the park. Two bathrooms and a sitting room/office area are attached to the grand Victorian-esque space, a style seen in the room’s expansive built-in closets, which are painted with floral motifs. Two more light-filled bedrooms can be found down the hall (one is currently being used as a den), with their own bathrooms. There are also two staff rooms with baths located in the abode.

    The primary bedroom with built-in closets donning floral motifs.

    Donna Dotan

    Walters’s dressing room and library, meanwhile, might be the home’s most intriguing space. The eye-catching room is decked out in red lacquer, accented by a leopard-print carpet. The property is still furnished with unique antiques, art, and touching mementos collected by the journalist, though Walters’s estate declined to comment on whether these elements will come with the home or be sold separately, according to The Wall Street Journal.

    Walters was the first female anchor of a morning and evening television-news program and was once the highest-paid TV-news personality in the country. Longtime fans of the journalist, and her decidedly lavish digs, can contact Compass’s Alexa Lambert, who holds the listing, for more details. 

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    Who Needs Music? Taylor Swift Has Amassed a Real-Estate Empire Worth More Than $150 Million.

    Taylor Swift is in her homeowner era.

    The Ticketmaster-crashing pop star owns a number of properties in the United States, to the tune of more than $150 million, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. That’s true even though she’s shaken off a few homes throughout the years, including a Cape Cod mansion and two four-bedroom houses in Beverly Hills.

    In 2009, after releasing her first album, Swift paid more than $2 million for a spread at a luxury condo building in Nashville, where she initially moved with her family to pursue a music career. Then, in 2011, she put down $2.5 million for a Greek Revival estate where her mother now lives. Today, those properties are worth about $5 million and $8 million, respectively, local real-estate agents estimate.

    Swift later welcomed herself to New York with homes in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood. In 2014, she spent almost $20 million on two penthouse units in the Sugar Loaf building, where stars like Orlando Bloom and Steven Soderbergh have lived. In fact, Swift bought the units from the director Peter Jackson, combining them to create an 8,000-square-foot duplex. A few years later, the singer snapped up another $9.75 million apartment in the building, as well as an $18 million townhouse next door. In total, her N.Y.C. digs are now likely worth $45 million.

    If that seems like more than enough space for one person, Swift would beg to differ. Out on the West Coast, she owns the Samuel Goldwyn Estate, which she landed for $25 million in 2015. That house sits on two acres of land and features its original 1934 pool house, tennis court, and screening room, among other amenities. Despite being located in Beverly Hills, it’s a home truly fit for Hollywood.

    And of course, there’s Swift’s Rhode Island beach house, the home of her Instagram-worthy Fourth of July parties and the inspiration for her song “The Last Great American Dynasty.” Swift acquired the Colonial-style mansion for almost $18 million in 2013, and since then its value has skyrocketed to about $30 million.

    So where is Swift likely to set down roots next? Across the pond would be a good guess, given that London is the hometown of her boyfriend, Joe Alwyn. A person with knowledge of Swift’s actions told the WSJ that she was recently looking to buy a home in the Hampstead area, although it’s unclear if she completed a deal. Regardless, it seems like the star is building up a real-estate portfolio to rival the size—and value—of her music catalog. More

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    ‘Today’ Host Savannah Guthrie’s Sprawling NYC Loft Just Hit the Market for $7.1 Million

    While most morning show hosts offer viewers a glimpse into their daily lives, Today co-anchor Savannah Guthrie is taking things one step further and welcoming buyers into her New York City home—currently on the market for a cool $7.1 million.

    The NBC News broadcaster is selling the Tribeca apartment that she and her husband, Michael Feldman, bought together back in 2017, reported The Wall Street Journal. The condo, which spans an impressive 3,735 square feet, occupies an entire floor inside a boutique residential building. Internally, you’ll find four bedrooms and three and a half baths. The stylish digs have also been professionally designed by AD100’s Monique Gibson and feature white-oak flooring throughout, plus hand-painted murals by artist Dean Barger. 

    Today co-anchor Savannah Guthrie has put her New York City condo on the market for $7.1 million.

    Travis Mark for Sotheby’s International

    What drew Guthrie to the dwelling was the roughly 50-foot great room and, more specifically, its massive concrete ceiling. “It looks so urban and cool,” she told the WSJ. “We just thought it added a certain edge.” Elsewhere, the living and dining areas are separated by a set of massive steel-framed glass doors, adding to the home’s industrial look. Though, a custom marble-and-white oak bar, an antiqued mirror and Saint Laurent marble island add more of glitzy vibe. 

    The Tribeca apartment has a giant concrete ceiling that extends from the great room to the living and dining areas.

    Travis Mark for Sotheby’s International Realty

    Elsewhere, the primary suite sports its own fireplace and an expansive dressing room that has been decked out with custom oak millwork. There’s also a spa-like bathroom that has a soaking tub, a flatscreen TV, a separate shower and bluestone finishes. Nearby, an office could double as an additional bedroom if you’re not the WFH type; it’s currently outfitted with a built-in desk and a hidden Murphy bed concealed by wood panels.  

    Although the pair admitted to the publication that parting ways with their beloved pad is going to be hard, the couple is hoping to make good on their dream of one day owning a townhouse somewhere else in the city.

    Cortnee Glasser of Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing.

    Click here to see all the photos of Savannah Guthrie’s Tribeca condo.

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    Rihanna’s Former NYC Penthouse Just Hit the Market for $13 Million 

    Back in 2013, Rihanna found love in a Soho penthouse. Now the superstar’s former pad is up for grabs. 

    A two-floor condo in New York City that once hosted the Barbados-born mogul has just hit the market for $12.9 million. Owned by fashion photographer Antoine Verglas, the Frenchman leased his pricey property to the Fenty Beauty founder from 2013 to 2017. Of course, if you only plan to live there for four, five seconds à la RiRi, the abode is also available to rent—for a whopping $45,000 a month, that is. 

    The duplex penthouse spans the top two levels of 129 Lafayette Street, which borders the Soho and Nolita neighborhoods. The building itself was originally built in 1911 as a light manufacturing facility. Nearly a century later in 2004, it was converted into a luxury residential development. Across the home’s 7,000 square feet are four bedrooms, three full bathrooms and one half bath. An added perk is a 2,400-square-foot landscaped wraparound terrace: aka, your private outdoor oasis with 360-degree views of Manhattan.  

    A duplex penthouse in New York City that formerly housed Rihanna just listed for $12.9 million.

    Courtesy of The Corcoran Group

    Inside, you’ll find all the makings of a bright and airy prewar apartment. Details include oversized windows, custom concrete flooring and soaring 13-foot ceilings throughout. A key-locked elevator takes you straight up to the top floor and opens to the grand living room which has been outfitted with a wood-burning fireplace. The living area flows right into the ultra-modern chef’s kitchen, decked out with Val Cucine cabinetry and top-of-the-line appliances. From here, you’ll have direct access to that sick roof deck. 

    The primary suite offers views of the Empire State Building.

    Courtesy of The Corcoran Group

    If you take the steel-and-wood floating staircase down to the 11th floor, you’ll stumble across all four of the bedrooms. The expansive primary suite really steals the show with panoramic views of the Empire State Building and beyond. This space also features its own bathroom, dressing room and a massive walk-in closet—which is good news if your wardrobe collection is anything like the singer-turned-style icon’s. 

    Dana Power and Max Nehrig of the Corcoran Group hold the listing.

    Click here to see all the photos of Rihanna’s former NYC penthouse. 

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