Town house? In New York? Revolutionary. Well, it is if it belongs to Miranda Priestly.
The New York block that played the residence of the editor-in-chief in David Frankel's The Devil Wears Prada has hit the market for a whopping $27.5 million. But that's really just a small price to pay for a piece of pop-culture history.
The villa where the legendary character Meryl Streep lived was originally built in 1906 by architect Stanford White and was redesigned a century later, in 2005.
And from the looks of it, the lobby hasn't changed much since they made the movie in 2006. The 22-meter-wide limestone and marble townhouse consists of seven bedrooms and four spacious terraces, spread over six floors. Inside, you'll find a surprising array of modern amenities, including a gym, library and recreation room. Most importantly, there is also a custom half-basketball court on the roof, as well as a Jacuzzi. Of course, if you're more interested in period details, the 1,200 square meter space still retains many of its original architectural elements, such as woodwork.
The formal gallery is decorated with a marble fireplace and a Murano glass chandelier. Just off the entrance, the infamous hallway that Anne Hathaway walked through contains the room while the spiral staircase is carpeted. Across the hall is a great room as well as a kitchen complete with Sub-Zero and Viking appliances, marble floors, stainless steel countertops and 1930s industrial lighting.
On the third floor is the primary bedroom. Of course, it has its own Juliet-style balcony, a fireplace and a massive wardrobe. The bathroom is equally lavish with a large soaking tub, custom toilet and large windows. Unexpected details in turquoise colour round off the historic house. Or is it lapis lazuli? To quote fashion mogul Miranda Priestly: "It's actually cerulean."
This is truly one of the finest single-family homes in all of Manhattan.