From high-level design commissions to exciting announcements, there is always something new happening in the real estate world. In this roundup, AD PRO has everything you need to know.
On the market
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas leave the Upper West Side
Hollywood duo Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas are putting their Central Park West apartment on the market for a whopping $ 21.5 million.
The New York luxury co-op, listed with Sotheby’s Serena Boardman, stretches between the north and south corners of Kenilworth, a 1908 building on West 75th Street designed in the Second French Empire style by Townsend, Steinle and Haskell.
Their top-floor apartment, designed by Thierry Despont, was originally 15 rooms but has been reconfigured into nine larger spaces. It offers high ceilings, sliding mahogany doors, twin wood-burning fireplaces, and, as you might expect, spectacular views of Central Park.
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The master bedroom has two large walk-in closets and an en suite bathroom with a marble bathtub. There are three additional bedrooms, as well as a spacious living room, wood-paneled library, formal dining area, and kitchen with a Wolf stove and double Traulsen refrigerators.
In addition to Zeta-Jones and Douglas, the Kenilworth, named after the 12th-century English castle, for many years housed the famous Sherlock holmes actor Basil Rathbone.
The couple also own a 13-acre estate in Irvington, New York; a large house in Zeta-Jones’ hometown, Swansea, Wales; and a 10-room resort on the Spanish island of Mallorca.
Hamptons architect lists his own home
There is a special magic when an architect designs their own home, as is the case with Michael Haverland’s East Hampton Getaway.
Haverland, who designed spaces for Calvin Klein and Knoll CEO Andrew Cogan, completed the glass, steel and stucco centerpiece at 73 Cove Hollow Road just over 15 years ago, though it has a timeless quality that might make you think it is from 1960.
He tells AD PRO that designing the 3,800 square foot compound with his partner, New York Times columnist Philip Galanes, “has been the greatest pleasure of my architectural career”.
Featured in countless publications and included in MoMA’s Tour of Iconic East Hampton Homes, it features three bedrooms, a living room with 12-foot ceilings and glass walls, and a dining room adorned with inspired freestanding panels. by French design legend Jean Prouvé.
Galanes was a big contributor to the decor, which they dubbed “survival style,” exemplified by antique sinks, tubs, oak doors, and hardware. The house’s steel windows even mirror those of old industrial lofts. The floors are Turkish travertine in the common areas and wide, custom-cut mahogany in the bedrooms.
“We’ve tried to balance the warmth of stucco, mahogany and chenille drapery with the coolness of steel, glass and travertine,” says Haverland.
The property also benefits from a large, manicured lawn to the front, what Haverland calls a ‘lush nature reserve to the rear’, with a saltwater swimming pool and pool house, as well as art sheds. and working area offering additional privacy.
“This resort has been our oasis,” says Haverland. He and Galanes have weathered the pandemic in the house, but with dark clouds starting to lift, they’re ready to sell: the compound is listed with Compass’s Cee Scott Brown for $ 5.95 million.