She said it’s the home that sparked her “true interest in architecture.”
The “remarkable” apartment in NYC that sparked Diane Keaton’s interest in architecture and design is up for sale for $17.5 million, and the views of Central Park are worth a couple million alone.
Keaton purchased the starter apartment at age 30, following her role in Woody Allen’s “Annie Hall.”
The three-bedroom, three-bathroom home is in the iconic San Remo co-op building at 145 Central Park West, which was the first twin-towered building in New York when it was built in 1930. The Beaux-Arts building was designed by Emery Roth and received landmark status in 1987.
“There was a window on every side. Everything was wide open. That was the beginning of my true interest in architecture,” Keaton told Wine Spectator.
Keaton’s design interests have since flourished into three books, including her most recent on The House That Pinterest Built, and a collection of historic homes, including a Frank Lloyd Wright property in the Pacific Palisades.
A private elevator opens up to a center hall, and a wood-paneled library is accessible via pocket doors and comes with a full bath.
The living room has a coffered ceiling and connects to a formal dining. The renovated chef’s kitchen is bigger than many NYC studios, and has two sinks, a gourmet vented stove, and a breakfast room.
A butler’s pantry that brides the kitchen to the dining room serves as a wet bar and food staging area.
The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, and the pre-war apartment also boasts hardwood floors, beamed ceilings, and a home office. All of the rooms have fantastic views of the park and excellent sunlight (perfect for growing these house plants).
According to New York Post, the listers are Lawrence Slaughter, vice chairman of investment banking and managing director at Lazard, and his wife, Constance, who paid $13.5 million for the unit in 2012.
Other celebrity tenants in the building have included Demi Moore, Steven Spielberg, Donna Karan, Tiger Woods and Steve Martin.