Actress, comedian, writer and producer Tina Fey has paid $4,100,000 for a four-bedroom cooperative unit on Manhattan's Upper West Side.
We guarantee that we are dead last in reporting about Fey's purchase of the 10-room co-op, which had been on the market for $4,100,000. Props for writing about it go first to Cityfile, which broke the story back on April 21, followed shortly thereafter by Gawker, New York Magazine and of course our friends over at the Real Estalker. Have we left anybody out? In fact, we have; the New York Post's Page Six column actually predates everyone, with an item on April 9 that Fey and her family "just moved into a large co-op on West End Avenue."
Located in a building that was constructed in 1917, Fey's new unit has four and a half baths, "four master bedrooms plus maid's room," an eat-in kitchen, a dining room measuring 20 feet by 19 feet, a living room measuring 27.5 feet by 18.5 feet that has a wood-burning fireplace, and a library, according to public records and listing information. Another wood-burning fireplace can be restored in the unit's master bedroom, according to listing information. The unit also has a private elevator landing. The full-service building is at 300 West End Avenue, which happens to be the same building where the octogenarian Harry Belafonte had owned a 17-room spread for almost 50 years before selling it in 2006 to heiress Abigail Disney for $10,750,000, according to public records.
Records show that Fey's co-op purchase occurred on April 16 and April 17, with the deed being recorded with the city on April 20.
As most everyone above has noted, Fey and her composer husband, Jeff Richmond, previously had bought a condominium unit for $1,900,000 in the building at 500 West End Avenue -- so, on the very same street as her new unit -- back in May 2004 (with the deal closing in January 2005). The couple also own a 659-square-foot unit on West 85th Street that they use as an office and that they purchased in May 2006 for $550,000, according to public records. There's no word yet on whether Fey will sell the unit at 500 West End Avenue, although we'd assume that she will sometime soon.
Somewhat surprising is that the online listing sheet for Fey's new unit -- complete with photos -- remains available online for viewing. Take a look at it.