The beautiful townhouse used in The Devil Wears Prada sold? For $26.5 million? Groundbreaking!
Any fans of the 2006 comedy-drama, The Devil Wears Prada, will remember Miranda Preistly's Upper East Side townhouse with its swirling spiral staircase, marble fireplaces, and high, paneled ceilings. Now, the stunning home, once frequented by Anne Hathway and Meryl Streep, has sold to an unidentified buyer.
17 years after the release of the iconic film, we are taking the sale of the home as a chance to explore all of the fabulous home decor ideas that can be found within. Flip through the photos, shared by Robb Report Real Estate, below.
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As if acting as a filming location for the best actress of her generation wasn't enough of a draw, the New York City townhouse where the Devil Wears Prada was shot is absolutely gorgeous. The early 1900s Neo-Italian Renaissance home was crafted by architect Henry Allan Jacobs, responsible for designing New York City landmarks like the Hames New York and Hotel Marseilles, in the early 20th century. The beautiful stone facade of the townhouse has arched windows, pillars, and carved details that add extra character. Inside, the home includes 12,00 square feet of floor space spread across ten bathrooms, seven bedrooms, and five levels. Each room offers countless home ideas.
Outstanding features include an indoor basketball court (with a massive skylight no less), a basement recreation room, and a rooftop terrace with a jacuzzi. Of course, the terrace offers views of the New York City skyline. The living room of the home has arched French doors, two of the home's seven marble fireplaces, and custom-built bookshelves.
We especially love the staircase idea in Miranda Priestly's fictitious home. It spirals out of the living room with a chic, curved railing fashioned in white and dark wood. The staircase arches dramatically from room to room. Within the actual staircase space, the former owners have applied chic gray-striped wallpaper and stylish shaded sconces to keep it light. On the stairs, the home sellers applied a blue runner. All of these carefully thought-out details make it so even the staircase feels like an intentionally designed room in the home, rather than an afterthought.
Now that we're sufficiently jealous we weren't the buyers of the home, it's time to do the only thing left to do: hunker down and stream the Devil Wears Prada on Disney Plus. Or, for those of you who are feeling a bit more optimistic, we recommend reading our guide on what makes a home look expensive to get the best designer-approved tips on creating a luxurious home that Anna Wintour herself would love. That's all.
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I am a London-based News Writer at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture with a particular focus on trends and celebrity homes. Before joining Future, I worked as a Content Writer and Communications Lead for Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens and home interiors brand based in Fairfield County, CT. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.
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