As a first step to purchase, researching a new property can be an exciting but also a tedious task. Sifting through realty websites can consume hours of your time, whether it stems from hobby-viewing or genuine interest. However, one thing that definitely adds to the appeal and even “romanticism” of the search is knowing that a famous person has previously inhabited the space. Even more exciting would have been a bid accepted on said home– and could you imagine- finally closing the deal! You could feasibly become a celebrity in your own right adding intriguing cocktail party conversation and even better house tours to those lucky enough to be in your inner circle. If you have a few million in your bank account and are looking to purchase an asset that was the home to Hollywood royalty, we have narrowed down your search to the following celebrity homes currently on the market in New York City. Lights, camera…ok you KNOW the drill…but of course you do!
Celebrity Homes for Sale in July 2022
Janet Jackson – 1 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023
Janet Jackson – (famous in her own right as well as being the sister to one of the greatest entertainers that ever lived) bought her Manhattan condo in 1998 for $2.8 million. However, she has not resided there since 2019, according to The Wall Street Journal. The 34th floor three-bedroom is at One Central Park West, one of Manhattan’s most prestigious condominiums, which is attached to the Trump International Hotel. Buyers will get access to the hotel’s amenities, which will include perks like room service from Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s restaurant. Not only that, but you will also have a doorman, concierge service, central air, a central laundry room, and an exercise room which is available at your convenience.
According to a spokesperson at Sotheby’s, Jackson is selling because “it’s time for someone else to enjoy it and make new memories.” This possible purchase would guarantee you to be a part of the Rhythm Nation! However, please note that the purchase of this property is currently (as of July 2022) a pending contract. Pending contracts can fall through at any time, so if you are interested definitely keep an eye out.
Leonardo DiCaprio – 66 East 11th Street, New York, NY 10003
This condo conversion located at 66 East 11th Street – listed on the market on May 23, 2021, cost Leonardo DiCaprio $10 million in 2014, so a relative “bargain” all things considered. 66 E 11th Street condominium is located in the historical Greenwich Village with many bars, restaurants, grocery stores (like Whole Foods and Trader Joes), and shops nearby. It is also a quick walk to the 14th Street Union Square station where you can catch the 4,5,6,L,N,Q,R, and W trains. The convenience of this place is every Manhattan-resident’s dream.
Dicaprio’s celebrity bachelor pad is made for someone with health and wellness heavy on their mind. Spa-like features including 50 built in amenities such as in-duct aromatherapy, Vitamin C-infused showers, a herbarium in the kitchen, a lighting system designed to sync up with your circadian rhythm, and even reflexology flooring designed to help your posture. Deepak Chopra, Bob Roth, Dick Gephardt, and Greg Norman are all on the Delos Living board along with DiCaprio. Delos is a non-profit promoting wellness in real estate. This property will make you King of the World or at least the Wellness world.
Hugh Jackman – 176 Perry Street, New York, NY 10014
Broadway darling Hugh Jackman has put up his luxurious Greenwich Village Condo for sale. Think fast because this pad was listed on the market as recent as June 5, 2022. This 11,000 square foot property can be yours for a cool $38.9 Million. Originally purchased for $28M in 2008 it features five bedrooms, five bathrooms and two and a half baths. Located at 176 Perry Street with majestic views of the Hudson River this three level contemporary home with a connecting spiral staircase takes over the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors of this Richard Meier designed building. It is also within close proximity to many local New York City parks so you can easily catch a glimpse of some beautiful scenery.
The main level includes a great room, dining area, chef’s kitchen, home office and fireplace. The primary suite is the entire expanse of the 10th floor and includes a spa, sauna and exercise room. Professor Hill, we salute you!
Amy Schumer – 190 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10024
Comedian Amy Schumer has listed her Upper West Side apartment located atop the landmark Beaux-Arts pre-war building on Riverside Drive for $15 Million. The 4500 square foot penthouse listed on the market May 18, 2022, has five bedrooms according to the listing agent Adam Modlin of Modlin Group. The apartment was purchased in 2016 for $12.15M. It features 3,000 feet of outdoor space including a rooftop garden and wrap-around terrace. In one of the most recent episodes of The Kardashians, Kim Kardashian pays a visit to Schumer’s Upper West Side pad. Miss Kardashian is certainly not the only celebrity to step foot inside of this spectacular apartment. You can surely feel the celebrity glamor radiating off the walls.
The solarium style living room features skylights and a gas fireplace made from anthracite stone and glass. Spectacular 360 degree views and an abundance of natural light is a prime selling feature of this penthouse that will appeal to nature lovers who want to escape to their own private oasis. The primary bedroom has direct access to the wraparound terrace with additional amenities featuring a spa -like bathroom and chef’s kitchen. This funny girl does not joke around when it comes to her living space- elegant, sophisticated with a nod to mother nature.
David Duchovny – 320 Central Park West, New York, NY 10025
David Ducovney has recently listed his apartment in The Ardsley, the prestigious cooperative on Central Park West. High profile celebrities have also resided at this tony residence such as Barbara Streisand and Elliot Gould. Mr. Duchovny has listed his 19th floor pre war coop at $6.95 Million. But having the funds does not guarantee your entrance as Mariah Carey’s famous bid to purchase Barbara Streisand’s apartment was rejected. So you need to bring your A+ game! A private elevator will take you to a wide gallery entry that leads to a spacious living room that overlooks Central Park Reservoir. The primary suite has spectacular views of the park. The home features three bathrooms, a large den and an eat-in kitchen. Rare pre-war details are found in the entire residence such as beamed ceilings, oversized casement windows and all original wood floors, making this a jewel of a find. X marks the file on this DuCOVETED property.