Perched atop a historic Neo-Georgian mansion just steps from Central Park, Anne Hathaway's house is a picturesque two-bedroom penthouse and its coveted south-facing terrace recently underwent a meticulous renovation.
The Hollywood actress and her partner Adam Schulman bought the two-bedroom Upper West Side property four years ago for $2.5 million and have now put it on the market with Sotheby’s International Realty for $3.4 million.
Inside, the home is a study of understated elegance, just as you would expect from the Academy Award-winning actress, who is known for her roles in Les Miserables, for which she won Best Supporting Actress, The Devil Wears Prada and Alice in Wonderland. Why not take the tour?
Anne Hathaway's house was painstakingly redesigned by Gramercy Design to utilize every square inch, replicate original and period moldings, and seamlessly integrate modern conveniences. All of the windows are new in-swing French casements, and the white oak floors are in a classic herringbone pattern.
The Les Misérables star and her actor-producer husband recently renovated the coveted south-facing terrace, while original period features inside have been restored or replicated to create character.
One enters the penthouse via a private key-locked elevator, which opens to an elegant gallery leading to the open-plan living, dining, and kitchen areas. Light floods into the living area in particular, which overlooks the beautiful terrace.
A perfect space for entertaining, the light-filled living room features an ethanol fireplace and opens to the terrace: an outdoor oasis offering indoor-outdoor living, dining space for up to eight, a kitchen, areas for lounging, integrated lighting, audio, and irrigation, and views of the area’s landmarks, including the Dakota and the San Remo.
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The state-of-the-art kitchen boasts 18-foot ceilings with a skylight, which makes it as bright and airy as the living room. The actress has furnished it tastefully with Lumix quartzite countertops, cleverly concealed cabinetry, appliances from Miele and a 30-inch electric range.
Open shelving is kept neat and attractive with a selection of favorite ceramics on show. The white handleless cabinetry is a classic choice that won't date – instead it creates a streamlined effect that makes the room feel still larger.
In the home’s private wing, the sunlit master suite features a skylight with electric shades, a walk-in closet, and bath with a freestanding tub and stylish hardware from Waterworks and Barber Wilsons.
The well-proportioned second bedroom is accompanied by a full bath clad in Aurora Blue marble.
The terrace was landscaped by Jeffrey Erb Landscape Design, with the intention to feel like an extension of the living room.
Jeffrey's unique attention to detail for outdoor spaces in an urban environment combined with his installation and horticulture experience allow him to create some of the most luxurious private residential gardens in New York City.
Large containers are planted with Japanese acer and box hedging, while shading on the pergola provides some relief from hot New York summers – and adds to the feeling of privacy.
You can view the property at Sotheby’s International Realty (opens in new tab).
Interior design / Gramercy Design (opens in new tab)
Garden design / Jeffrey Erb Landscape Design (opens in new tab)
How much is Anne Hathaway worth?
It is estimated that Anne Hathaway is worth around $35 million, thanks to her movie work, property investments in New York and the West Coast, and her brand endorsements.
Jennifer is the Digital Editor at Homes & Gardens. Having worked in the interiors industry for a number of years, spanning many publications, she now hones her digital prowess on the 'best interiors website' in the world. Multi-skilled, Jennifer has worked in PR and marketing, and the occasional dabble in the social media, commercial and e-commerce space. Over the years, she has written about every area of the home, from compiling design houses from some of the best interior designers in the world to sourcing celebrity homes, reviewing appliances and even the odd news story or two.
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