The elegant Upper East Side house that Meryl Streep’s character Miranda Priestly called home in the 2006 film The Devil Wears Prada has just been 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 had originally listed in May. But it’s still far more than the $8.8 million the couple spent on the limestone and marble home 20 years ago before hiring designer Anthony Baratta in 2005 to customize the decor to suit their personal tastes.
With a width of 7.6 meters, the neo-Italian Renaissance building was built in the early 1900s and designed by the architect Henry Allan Jacobs and has seven bedrooms and 10 bathrooms on an area of 12,000 square meters on five levels, all accessible by an elevator or an impressive spiral staircase. There is also a cellar with a hobby room, as well as a roof terrace with a jacuzzi.
Highlights include a formal gallery with a marble fireplace and a glamorous Murano chandelier, an inviting lounge with Anigre wood paneling, and a living room with two fireplaces, a wall with custom bookshelves, and three sets of arched French doors.
A dining room by the fireplace is illuminated by a sky-blue chandelier and doors opening to a terrace, while the gourmet kitchen is equipped with cotton-patterned floors, Carrara marble and stainless steel countertops, 1930s industrial lighting, Vikings and first-class submarine. – Zero appliances and accompanying breakfast room.
Also noteworthy is a magnificent master retreat with Juliette balcony, fireplace, spacious walk-in closet and luxurious bathroom with double sink, dressing area and bathtub under a 1.5 meter high eye window. and elsewhere there is another bedroom converted into a mirrored gym and library next to the fireplace, as well as a bespoke basketball court.
Did we mention that it’s also across the street from Gloria Steinem’s house?
According to the Wall Street Journal , which reported on the sale, Corey Shuster of Dougas Elliman , who worked with the buyer along with agents Arthur Maglio and Ibrahim Guldiken, refused to identify his client, but said that the buyer is actively looking for a home in the neighborhood. for about 18 months. When it hit the market, “it fell like a glove,” he said.