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    Miranda Priestly’s Manhattan Townhouse From ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ Goes for $26.5 Million

    The stylish Upper East Side townhouse that Meryl Streep’s character Miranda Priestly called home in the 2006 film The Devil Wears Prada has just sold to an as-yet-unidentified buyer for $26.5 million.

    That’s exactly one million dollars less than hedge-fund mogul Craig Effron and his wife Caryn originally listed the place for in May. But it’s still lots more than the $8.8 million the couple doled out for the limestone and marble townhouse 20 years ago, before subsequently engaging designer Anthony Baratta to customize the premises to their personal tastes in 2005.

    Coming in at 22 feet wide, the Neo-Italian Renaissance structure was built in the early 1900s and crafted by architect Henry Allan Jacobs, and features seven bedrooms and 10 baths sprawled across 12,000 square feet of living space on five levels, all accessible via an elevator or a stunning spiral staircase. There’s also a full basement with a recreation room, plus a roof terrace sporting a hot tub.

    A formal gallery greets visitors with a marble fireplace and Murano chandelier.

    Krisztina Crane/Evan Joseph Photography

    Among the highlights: a formal gallery displaying a marble fireplace and glam Murano chandelier, an inviting den laced with Anigre wood paneling, and a living room boasting two fireplaces, a wall of custom bookshelves and three sets of arched French doors.

    A fireside dining room is spotlighted by a cerulean blue chandelier and doors spilling out to a terrace, while the gourmet kitchen comes complete with a gingham-patterned floor, Carrara marble and stainless countertops, industrial lighting from the 1930s, top-tier Viking and Sub-Zero appliances, and an accompanying breakfast room.

    A charming living room is outfitted with dual fireplaces, bespoke bookshelves and arched French doors.

    Krisztina Crane/Evan Joseph Photography

    Also standing out is a sumptuous master retreat, which flaunts a Juliette balcony, fireplace, spacious walk-in-closet, and luxe bath equipped with dual vanities, a dressing area and soaking tub resting beneath a 5-foot-tall oculus window; and elsewhere is another bedroom that’s been converted into a mirrored gym and fireside library, as well as a bespoke basketball court.

    Did we mention that it’s also right across the street from Gloria Steinem‘s home?

    Per The Wall Street Journal, which reported on the sale, Dougas Elliman’s Corey Shuster, who worked with the buyer alongside fellow agents Arthur Maglio and Ibrahim Guldiken, declined to identify his client but said the purchaser had been actively looking for a townhouse in the neighborhood for about 18 months. When this one came on the market, “it fit like a glove,” he said.

    The listing was held by Adam Modlin of Modlin Group.

    Click here for more photos of Miranda Priestly’s Manhattan Townhouse.

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    Exclusive: Aman New York Is Opening Its Private Residences for Overnight Stays. Here’s a Look Inside. 

    The hyper-luxury vacation rental market now meets a five-star hotel at the corner of New York’s Fifth Avenue and 57th Street. At Aman New York, two of its ultra-swanky private residences are now available for short-term and extended stays, and Robb Report got an exclusive peek inside.

    Aman New York, which made its debut last summer inside Manhattan’s historic Crown Building, is offering the opportunity to reserve either a one- or three-bedroom apartment from its collection, and the kicker is that you can stay as long as you like. In addition to its 83 hotel suites, the Midtown property contains 22 fully-serviced Aman Residences, all designed by Belgian architect-designer Jean-Michel Gathy. Only two of the private residences are currently available to reserve, but additional apartments are slated to be released in 2024.  

    Aman New York is welcoming guests to reserve its private residences for short-term and extended stays.

    Courtesy of Aman New York

    “The introduction of Homes at Aman New York is the next phase of the evolution of our flagship destination in the West,” Vlad Doronin, chairman and CEO of Aman, tells Robb Report. “By offering our guests a new accommodation type, which are from within our 22 private branded residences, we have elevated the experience to another level for those traveling in larger groups, staying with us for longer, or who are seeking the utmost privacy. Aman New York Homes represent the most complete experience of the Aman lifestyle in the heart of Manhattan.” 

    The way it works is pretty simple. Owners of the 22 private residences can enter their residence into Aman New York’s rental program, and guests can book the property for however long they need. The private residences on offer are located between floors 15 and 30, above the hotel suites, and are accessed via dedicated elevators.  

    Guests can reserve either a one-bedroom apartment or a three-bedroom residence.

    Courtesy of Aman New York

    Those who opt for the 1,150-square-foot, one-bedroom apartment will find floor-to-ceiling windows with cityscape views. And for those who need more room to roam, the three-bedroom spread clocks in at 3,710 square feet and overlooks Central Park. Both residences have open-plan living and dining areas accompanied by fully equipped kitchens, laundry facilities, and working fireplaces. They’re also decked out with blackened steel accents, tons of bespoke millwork, and sumptuous swaths of neutral-colored fabrics that align with Aman’s serene, contemporary aesthetic. 

    Of course, guests will be getting way more out of their stay than just a cashmere-blanketed nest to rest their heads in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Perks include a personal butler and a complimentary house car for chauffeured drop-offs, plus access to the three-floor Aman Spa and the hotel’s two signature restaurants.

    Of course, all this at one of the world’s most exclusive hotel and residence developments does not come cheap: the three-bedroom residence starts at $30,000 per night. 

    Clickhere to see all the photos of the Aman New York Homes

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    Showbiz Couple Joshua Leonard and Alison Pill List Their Revamped New York Home for $4.2 Million

    Back in 2021, Joshua Leonard and Alison Pill fell in love with a home in New York’s Hudson Valley that immediately struck them as a “weird, rundown, hodgepodge of styles and eras.”

    The married actors—he probably most known for The Blair Witch Project, and she The Newsroom—wound up purchasing the 200-year-old property for a mere $718,900, and subsequently renovated and updated the place to suit “a new generation of tastes”; now, two years later, the couple is putting their fully transformed compound up for sale, asking just over $4.2 million.

    “When I first laid eyes on Breezy Hill, none of it really made sense,” says Leonard, who recently retired from a 25-year stint in the film industry to pursue his passion for building. “From the early 19th-century stone house, built with bluestone excavated on site, to the civil war-era post-and-beam barn…to the two 1950s-era boarding houses. It was magical and derelict, but even in its rawest state, I could feel the generations of hands and hearts that had gone into building it.

    “It spoke to me—like when you meet a lover who’s weirdest, most hidden parts are what you actually find the most appealing,” he adds. “I knew how epic the property could be with the right stewardship, and believed (for better or worse), that I was the one to do it.”

    Much of the stone used in the renovation was excavated on the property. 

    Morten Smidt

    During the construction process, Leonard says protecting the marks of craftsmanship that came before him was just as important as updating the property with his own twist, which included the challenging task of bringing all of the infrastructure and creature comforts up to modern-day standards. Per The Wall Street Journal, which first reported on the sale, the multi-seven-figure project encompassed raising the ceilings and exterior stone walls, adding a cupola, reconfiguring the floor plan and building an 1,800-square-foot addition onto the main house.

    The result is a stunningly reimagined property sited on a 20-acre parcel of heavily wooded land in the rural community of Accord, about 90 miles north of Manhattan. Included is a 19th-century stone house, plus two newly rebuilt guesthouses—for a total of six bedrooms and an equal number of baths in around 5,000 square feet of living space spotlighted by stone excavated from the property. There also is the aforementioned barn and a detached one-car garage.

    Especially standing out in the three-story main house is a sitting room featuring reclaimed wood and the original stone, which opens to a spacious kitchen outfitted with white oak floors, custom cabinetry, an under-lit marble island, a built-in butcher block and top-tier stainless appliances, as well as a window-lined breakfast nook and French doors spilling out to a veranda.

    Other highlights include a newly enlarged 1,000-square-foot primary bedroom suite resting behind a sliding wood bar door, and holding French doors leading to a private balcony, a walk-in closet, and spa-inspired bath equipped with radiant-heated floors, dual vanities, a soaking tub and large glass-encased shower.

    Perhaps the most special part of the property, though, are the secluded and picturesque grounds, which are laced with rolling hills, a spring-fed pond and streams with seasonal waterfalls. Then there’s the beautifully restored barn, which flaunts the stained-glass windows, along with a hand-chiseled chestnut staircase and massive wrought-iron chandelier salvaged from a circa-1860s hotel in Manhattan.

    The teal-hued kitchen sports white oak floors, custom cabinetry, an eat-in island and top-tier stainless appliances.

    Morten Smidt

    What’s next for Leonard now that he’s completed his first professional renovation? “I’m excited to spend this next chapter of my life building in the Hudson Valley,” he says. “I just contracted myself out to a client for the first time to design and build a house that I think will be very special. I also want to keep building/rebuilding/imagining/reimagining my own projects. I don’t have a specific agenda, but am very excited for all the possibilities that this area and its community have to offer.”

    One of the most expensive homes currently on the market in Ulster County, the home is listed by Robert Airhart with the Clement, Brooks & Safier Team of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties.

    Click here for more images of Joshua Leonard and Alison Pill’s Breezy Hill compound.

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    Movin’ Out: Billy Joel’s Sprawling New York Estate Just Hit the Market for $49 Million

    Billy Joel has long been known as Long Island’s golden boy, but the musician is saying buh-bye to his home base out east.

    The Piano Man has listed his Oyster Bay mansion for a cool $49 million, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The 26-acre property, known as Middlesea, sits along the North Shore waterfront and includes a 20,000-square-foot main house, along with a beach house, a guest apartment, a gate house, and more.

    One of the bedrooms

    Tyler Sands

    Currently, the central home is undergoing renovations, but it includes five bedrooms and eight bathrooms, along with covered porches, brick columns and archways, and a two-story foyer with black-and-white marble floors. Plus, the home comes with a suite of amenities suited to a rock star: There’s a spa and hair salon, a bowling alley, and a wine cellar. At one point, the home sported an indoor pool—along with the two outdoors—but Joel had it covered up to make a music room, the listing agent Bonnie Williamson with Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty told the WSJ.

    Joel decided to list the house while renovations were still occurring because “whoever buys will want to do their own selections of how to paint and decorate and perhaps style the kitchen,” Williamson said. It should be completed by the late summer or early fall.

    A living area

    Tyler Sands

    Over the years, Joel acquired bits of property to amass his enormous estate: He paid $22.5 million for the first 14 acres in 2002, then snapped up the surrounding land. He’s decided to give it all up now because he and his wife spend most of their time in Florida, where he bought a $22 million home in 2015.

    The Grammy winner’s decision to forgo his Long Island abode will be another family’s gain, however. Along with all of the various indoor spaces, the property features a floating dock, boat ramp, and helipad, allowing you to skip the New York City traffic and arrive in style. And the various other homes on the acreage give you at least another 10 bedrooms for guests to enjoy.

    So although Joel may no longer be living in a New York state of mind, you sure can be.

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    Susie Hilfiger’s Historic Connecticut Estate Just Listed for a Cool $18 Million

    Before fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger and Susie Hilfiger, his wife of 20 years, called it quits, they shared a country house in Greenwich, Conn. Now, she’s hoisted the historic estate that the estranged couple bought in the ‘90s onto the market.  

    Originally built in 1775, the sprawling 17-acre property dubbed Denbigh Farm is asking just shy of $18 million—which is actually a steal considering what it was listed for just a few years prior. When the Hilfigers purchased the abode, it was owned by the late Joseph Verner Reed Jr.—a former U.S. ambassador to Morocco. At the time, the manor was thought of as a place where their family could seek refuge and maintain a low profile. Although, in speaking with Architectural Digest, Susie admitted that they “instantly fell in love with it.” 

    Susie Hilfiger’s Connecticut compound, also known as Denbigh Farm, just listed for $17.9 million

    Samuel Rodriguez & Steve Rossi for Sotheby’s International Realty

    The home has seen several renovations throughout its lifetime, one at the hands of New York-based firm Albro & Lindeberg in the early 20th century and another by architect Allan Greenberg that was completed in the early 2000s shortly after the couple moved in. “The house deserved sensitivity and attention to detail,” Susie explains to AD. “It had amazing bones and an even better spirit. We redid everything: the roof, the plumbing, all the infrastructure.”  

    Today, the spread comprises a main shingle-roofed residence, along with a detached guest cottage, and two additional apartments located above the garage. Equestrian enthusiasts will enjoy a horse stable with six stalls, multiple paddocks, and a riding arena. The grounds also sport a carriage house, chicken coops, an apple orchard, a tennis court, and a swimming pool. Though, a children’s playhouse modeled after George Washington’s Mount Vernon is one of the more peculiar perks.  

    Susie renovated the 18th-century estate alongside her ex-husband and fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger,

    Samuel Rodriguez & Steve Rossi for Sotheby’s International Realty

    For the Sister Parish–inspired interiors of the main house, Susie tapped London’s Colefax and Fowler to tackle the design. All of the living spaces, in addition to the seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms, are decked out with colorful textiles, hand-painted wallpaper, and antiques that the Hilfigers have collected—including pieces that once belonged to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor that were acquired at auction in 1997. “We bought carpets, a pair of eagle-shaped consoles, and the famous blue sofa she kept at the end of her bed where she would keep her pug dolls,” Susie tells the magazine. “We even bought her green Venetian secretary where she conducted all her household business.” 

    While we imagine it’ll be hard to part ways with the dwelling that she’s owned for close to three decades, Susie revealed to the publication that she plans on moving to the West Coast to be closer to her kids. “I loved raising my children at Denbigh Farm, but now I’ve started a new chapter.” 

    Janet Milligan of Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing.

    Click here to see all the photos of Denbigh Farm.

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    $250 Million NYC Penthouse (PHOTOS + FLOOR PLANS)


    Listed with Ryan Serhant 
    LOCATION: 217 West 57th Street, New York, New York
    SQUARE FOOTAGE: 17,545
    BEDROOMS & BATHROOMS: 7 bedrooms & 11 bathrooms
    PRICE: $250,000,000
    This jaw-dropping penthouse occupies the top 3 floors of Central Park Tower located at 225 West 57th Street in New York, New York. More

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    Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Final NYC Apartment and Art Studio Are Available to Rent

    If you ever wanted to rent a building with art historical significance, Andy Warhol’s former New York studio and apartment, where Jean-Michel Basquiat lived and worked from 1983 until his death in 1988, has now hit the market.

    The 57 Great Jones Street property in the Bowery is available for $60,000 per month for a minimum of 10 years.

    Basquiat rented the second floor space from Warhol shortly after they first met. Today, the real estate agency Meridian Capital Group described that space as an “open loft space with high ceilings and multiple skylights.”

    Village Preservation, an architectural conservation society, in conjunction with Two Boots Pizza, installed a plaque on the building’s exterior commemorating the former resident in 2016, reading, “Basquiat’s paintings and other work challenged established notions of high and low art, race and class, while forging a visionary language that defied characterization.”

    Interior view of the second floor at 57 Great Jones Street in New York, 2022.

    Courtesy of Meridian Capital Group/Photo Sylvester Zawadzki

    The exterior of the building is also adorned in street art—a public tribute to the late artist, who started his career as one half of the graffiti art duo SAMO.

    Warhol originally purchased the building in 1970. Prior to Warhol’s purchase, however, the building came with a rich history. Originally constructed in the 1860s, it was purchased by Paolo Antonio Vaccarelli—aka the gangster Paul Kelly—who opened the Brighton Athletic Club in 1904. The building was subsequently used as a metal works business and kitchen supply company until 1970.

    Most recently, the building was home to the exclusive Japanese restaurant Bohemian. Among the neighbors are the galleries Venus Over Manhattan and Eric Firestone Gallery.

    Featuring 6,600-square-feet spread across three floors, the commercial-use building is currently listed with Meridian Capital Group. Of the sale, John Roesch, director and one of the exclusive brokers, said in an email, “We would love to keep this building in the art community.” More