Updated: Oct 16, 2021
As a hub of culture and the arts, New York City is home to countless creatives, performers, and well-known figures from every industry. As a result, the city’s luxury real estate listings often include celebrity homes, the properties as special and unique as the stars who have lived in them.
From contemporary condominiums to classic Upper East Side townhomes, here are six Brown Harris Stevens homes with ties to stardom.
Known for his environmental activism, it should come as no surprise that acclaimed actor Leonardo DiCaprio prefers homes with health-conscious design, and his former Greenwich Village condominium is no exception. It is located in the Green Delos Building, which many have nicknamed “the healthiest building in New York City.”
Residents enjoy Vitamin C-infused showers, purified air and water, irrigated interior planters, and circadian-rhythm lighting systems, among other cutting-edge amenities. The apartment itself features a sleek, minimalist design outfitted with luxury appointments, including African Anigre cabinetry and satin nickel hardware.
Gloria Vanderbilt is known for being one of the most influential pop culture figures of the 20th century, as well as the mother of Anderson Cooper. With a career that spanned everything from theatre and film to fashion design, the late socialite and businesswoman’s former home is bustling with all the character, culture, and color one would expect.
In addition to spacious rooms with high ceilings, the three-bedroom apartment offers sunlit eastern views that capture the charming prewar construction of Midtown East. Constructed in 1931, the building itself offers a new fitness center and ease of access to the East River.
Shortly after announcing his retirement from the New York Rangers, the former Upper West Side condominium of hockey legend Henrik Lundqvist hit the market. The newly renovated, 1,299-square-foot condo is a tech-lover’s dream, offering a Bluetooth-controlled sound system, smart home capabilities, and an automated window shade system for effortless lighting control.
Beautifully crafted, contemporary design accents can be found throughout the home in addition to stunning Hudson River views. It is located in The Bromley, a renowned condominium building with luxury amenities, including a pool and spa, fitness center, and roof solarium.
Located on the Upper East Side, the Oscar-winning actress’ former home was built in 1891 in the Renaissance-revival style by architect Walter Reid, Jr. The impeccably designed townhouse features a tranquil garden patio, high ceilings, and oversized windows throughout that flood all five floors with natural light.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s home is situated within close proximity to Central Park in the Carnegie Hill section of the city—one of the most historic and sought-after areas of Manhattan.
As the former home of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé, as well as Valentino co-founder Giancarlo Giammetti and most recently designer Tomas Maier, it’s clear there is something special about this Fifth Avenue apartment. The two-bedroom home offers sweeping views of Central Park, as well as a bold and artfully conceived design suitable for fashion royalty. Additional highlights include custom-designed lighting for artwork in every room, floor-to-ceiling lighted bookcases, and an in-home sound system.
The condominium is located in the luxurious Pierre Hotel, where residents enjoy resort-style conveniences including a chauffeur-driven Jaguar XJL, cleaning services, and 24-hour room service.
Currently under contract, the Nobel Prize-winning author’s Tribeca loft is the perfect balance of sophistication and casual comfort. Its open floorplan includes three bedrooms, one of which the late author converted to an in-home library and writing room. The primary suite features a spa-like bath and a spacious dressing area.
Located in Tribeca, the building’s exterior showcases the industrial design for which the neighborhood is celebrated.
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