Director Martin Scorsese has paid $12,500,000 for a six-bedroom, 6,640-square-foot town house on Manhattan's Upper East Side.


The Real Deal first broke the story on August 27 of Scorsese's purchase of the house at 121 E. 64th Street in Manhattan, before the sale had even closed. The New York Observer's Max Abelson wrote a blog post about the sale yesterday, and the New York Post's fine celebrity real estate columnist Braden Keil wrote a large item in his column today on Scorsese's purchase of the 10-room house. Records show that Scorsese went to contract for the house on June 8, and closed on it on October 10. The deal was recorded yesterday, according to public records.

Built in 1920 and originally listed for $12,950,000, the five-story town house is landmarked and has six baths, two outdoor spaces, pristine old-world detailing, according to public records and listing information. Other features include an elevator, a finished basement, a bricked garden on the first level, and an English garden on the master-bedroom level, Keil reported.

Back on August 15, we wrote about Scorsese's previous residence, a five-bedroom town house at 217 E. 62nd Street -- about two blocks from his new pad -- that he had sold for $6,158,250 after having listed it for $6.7 million. At the time, we (and others) had written that Scorsese and his fifth wife were planning to move farther uptown in order to be closer to their daughter's private school. Clearly, though, the Oscar winner is happy to be staying in the neighborhood.