The Upper West Side home of jazz legend Billie Holiday at 26 West 87th Street has just hit the market for $13.995 million. The lavish home is listed by celebrity broker Kelly Killoren Bensimon who is known for her work as an author, model, philanthropist, and TV personality, most notably on The Real Housewives of New York City. She is a top real estate agent at Douglas Elliman, named the firm’s “Rookie of the Year” who has now graduated to list nearly $274 million with a team of 12.
Billie Holiday, known as “Lady Day,” was a resident of 26 West 87th Street until her death in 1959. While living in apartment #1B, she released one of her most famous albums, Lady in Satin, in 1958.
The home, which was fully renovated to retain the historic details, was purchased for $9.475 million in 2017 and underwent a stunning renovation by architect Amie Sachs, formerly of Annabelle Selldorf Architects.
Located a block from Central Park and spanning more than 6,300 square feet, this 20-foot wide townhouse is six levels featuring seven bedrooms, six full bathrooms and two powder rooms along with a curated backyard garden.
The foyer, that features beautiful paneling, chandelier and herringbone oak floor, leads into an exceptional living room. The 12-foot carved plaster ceiling and stately fireplace mantle adorn this remarkable room. Private office is situated off of living area.
State-of-the-art kitchen is outfitted with SubZero refrigerator/freezer, Bertazzoni six top gas range, 2 Fisher and Paykel dishwashers, 2 sinks, marble countertops, subway tile backsplash, wine refrigerator, full wet bar and powder room.
The formal dining room can accommodate a sizable dining table.
The third level is designed as a private, luxurious primary suite that boasts beautiful ceilings, picturesque window, elegant fireplace along with fully outfitted dressing room. An exceptional bathroom has heated floor, deep soaking tub, dual sinks, spa shower and beautiful marble detailing throughout. A separate, private library is designed with gas fireplace, herringbone floor, large windows and high ceiling.
The first bedroom on the fourth floor features beautiful fireplace mantle, expansive windows, full desk area, generous closet space, full en-suite bathroom and potential to build outdoor deck area. The second bedroom features an elegant fireplace mantle, king sized bed, seating area plus desk area and full en-suite bathroom.
Fifth floor is home to two more generously sized bedrooms.
Mud Room can be entered from private street level entrance or internal stairs. This space is designed for fun and entertainment. The impressive Media Room is garnished with wallpaper designed by Lenny Kravitz and is complimented with full open kitchen featuring stylish concrete countertops, Fischer and Paykel refrigerator/freezer, Miele Dishwasher, Kitchen Aid stove and range hood. Garden Floor bedroom has windows, en-suite bathroom with dual sinks, heated floors, rain shower and herringbone tiling. Outdoor garden compliments the home with zen vibes and is curated with Verdent tiles, dining and lounge area, heat lamp and BBQ.
This home has been outfitted with Cat 6 network for optimum internet connectivity.
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