New York City is a hub for celebrities and VIPs all around the world.
Hundreds, if not thousands of A-listers, both past and present, call the Big Apple home, and one of the many perks of living in NYC is the possibility of brushing shoulders with famous actors and musicians.
We’ve outlined a few extravagant listings in buildings that some of New York’s biggest stars have lived in. Because who doesn’t want to live large like their favorite celebrity? Or better yet, even make small talk with them in the elevator.
This 5,000 square-foot home is a crown jewel housed inside the famed luxury co-op, The San Remo. The three-bedroom apartment has been impeccably renovated to provide modern conveniences, all while maintaining its glamorous charm. $19,975,000, listed by Frederick Warburg Peters of Coldwell Banker Warburg.
The dazzling two-tower building has been home to a mind-boggling number of A-listers, including professional golfer Tiger Woods, actors Bruce Willis, Demi Moore, and Steve Martin, as well as director Steven Spielberg. Additionally, U2 frontman Bono still owns a penthouse in the building, which he bought from Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in 2003.
White-glove service, meticulous restored pre-war details, and 3,800 square feet of opulent space await owners of this three-bedroom residence in the prestigious co-op The Dakota. This unmatched apartment’s design is truly breathtaking with gold-inlaid ceilings, Egyptian mahogany wood panels, and stenciling throughout its walls and ceilings. $10,900,000, listed by Annie Cion Gruenberger of Coldwell Banker Warburg.
The Dakota has been home to star-studded residents like the late John Lennon of the Beatles, actresses Judy Garland and Lauren Bacall, and football legend John Madden. Artist Yoko Ono, singer Roberta Flack, and TV-personality Maury Povich reportedly still live at The Dakota today.
Yet another lavish residence is available inside The Dakota with 14-foot ceilings and equally stunning details as the previous listing. The woodwork throughout the apartment, specifically in the flooring and its four fireplaces, exudes an old-school and luxurious New York City feel, while the all-stone bathrooms are sleek and modern. $5,475,000, listed by Lisa Chajet and Bonnie Chajet of Coldwell Banker Warburg.
The Dakota is best known for its residents in the arts and entertainment industry, but plenty more highly successful professionals also resided in the co-op. Alphabet Inc. and Google CFO Ruth Porat, journalist and news anchor Connie Chung, and hedge fund manager Alphonse “Buddy” Fletcher Jr. reportedly still live in The Dakota.
This astonishing seven-bedroom apartment spans two full floors at the top of the renowned River House co-op. Both floors are accessible by a private elevator, which opens up to the home’s two foyers with an elegant staircase. It also includes a library with custom panels, a wood-burning fireplace, a corner office space, and an ensuite bathroom for each of its bedrooms. $12,000,000, listed by Lisa Tarnopol Deslauriers and Linda Reiner of Coldwell Banker Warburg.
The grandeur of this River House abode is matched by the list of VIPs that used to reside in the building, including actress Uma Thurman, and former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.
Located only blocks away from Central Park and The American Museum of Natural History, this sprawling three-bedroom, three-bathroom home is the definition of living large in Manhattan. The home was gut renovated and reimagined to include extraordinary details, like its solid oak dining bar, Bulthaup cabinetry, and herringbone floors. $5,250,000, listed by Michael J. Franco of Compass.
Emmy Award-winning actor Tony Shalhoub of “Monk” once called this Emory Roth-designed co-op home, as well.
Photography by: Heather Shevlin