Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese is on the move, with his five-bedroom town house on Manhattan's Upper East Side now having gone under contract for an undisclosed price.
The online listing sheet for 217 E. 62nd Street in New York, which is Scorsese's home of 20 years, shows that the town house, which had been listed last year for $6.7 million, is under contract. And, Braden Keil of the New York Post reported this week that a source has told him that Scorsese and his fifth wife, Helen will move farther uptown (perhaps into the 70s or the 80s?), in order to be located closer to the private school that their 7-year-old daughter attends. (That daughter, Francesca Scorsese, appeared both in the Departed and in the Aviator.)
Features in the four-story, high-ceilinged town house, which was built in 1899 and which New York City's assessor claims has 3,600 square feet, include six baths, two kitchens (one of which is a chef's kitchen), a dining room with a wood-burning fireplace and French doors to the garden, a double parlor, a rear master bedroom, a media room, a Pullman kitchen on the fourth floor, an environmentally-controlled store room in the basement, a wine cellar, multi-zoned HVAC and "sophisticated" entertainment and security systems throughout, according to listing information and public records.
Check out the house's listing sheet here. Public records show that Scorsese purchased the house in 1987, back when he was married to his fourth wife, Barbara De Fina. Its price at that time? Just $1.75 million, Keil reported.
When we find out where Scorsese is moving (and just as important, how much he pays for it), we'll provide that information here.