Celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse reportedly has paid around the $11,500,000 asking price to purchase a five-and-a-half-story town house on Manhattan's Upper East Side, and also has his four-bedroom, 4,022-square-foot loft condominium unit in Manhattan's Beekman Regent building on the market for $5,995,000.
The New York Post's Jennifer Gould Keil wrote yesterday about Lagasse's upcoming move to his new place, which is on East 61st Street on the Upper East Side. The town house, which has a classic new Indiana limestone facade, has approximately 6,900 square feet of space, including its basement (public records say the town house measures 6,060 square feet, for what it's worth). Features in the town house, which was renovated by British developer Penny Bradley (also known as Penny Ann Bradley), include an elevator, two terraces, a garden, six fireplaces and a chef's kitchen, according to news accounts and listing information.
Built in 1910, the town house originally had been listed for $14,995,000 in 2008 and then was lowered in May to $12,995,000. It was reduced again in June to $11,500,000. Records show that Bradley paid $3,600,000 for the town house (PIN # 1395-145) back in early 2005.
Keil herself also wrote about the town house back in June, when it underwent a price cut.
As for Lagasse's current, third-floor corner unit in the Beekman Regent building at 351 East 51st Street, he actually combined two separate, adjoining units into one, nine-room unit, which has a library, four full baths and two half, according to listing information. Other features Lagasse's unit include an entrance foyer, a great room, a large living room, a formal dining room, a top-of-the-line, windowed chef's kitchen, 12.8-foot ceilings, south and east views, two large master bedroom suites, two to three other bedrooms (one room adjacent to the great room is a bedroom that could be used as a library or media room), two kitchens (the smaller of which, the listing agent helpfully suggests, could be used as a wet bar or a large laundry room), and lots of closet space, according to listing information.
Lagasse owns the Beekman Regent units through his Lagasse Land LLC company, according to public records. The units have PIN #'s 1344-1106 (#L1B) and 1344-1107, and contain 1,822 square feet (#L1B) and 2,200 square feet (#L1C), respectively, according to public records. Lagasse paid $5,769,400 to buy the two units in mid-2004, according to public records, although the deal wasn't recorded until early 2005. The building had gone condo in 2002.
We will keep you posted on if Emeril sells his Beekman Regent spread, and also what his final purchase price is for his new mansion. Stay tuned.