Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese has sold his five-bedroom town house on Manhattan’s Upper East Side for $6,158,250, after having listed his home last year for $6.7 million.
Kudos to the New York Observer for breaking the story this morning of Scorsese’s sale. Indeed public records show that the deal to sell Scorsese’s longtime town home at 217 E. 62nd Street in Manhattan had closed on July 30 and was recorded just yesterday.
In and of itself, the deal isn’t much of a surprise, given that the New York Post’s Braden Keil had reported in April that the town house had gone to contract and that sources had told Keil that Scorsese and his fifth wife had intended to move farther uptown in order to be closer to their 7-year-old daughter’s private school. And, an online listing sheet for the house at that time had shown that the town house, which had been listed last year for $6.7 million, had gone under contract.
We wrote about Scorsese’s listing of his longtime town house on April 8. In our post, we noted that city records show that the town house was built in 1899 and measures 3,600 square feet, even though it looks a whole lot bigger than that to us.
Features in the four-story, high-ceilinged town house 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.
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.
As we noted on April 8, when we find out where Scorsese is moving (and just as important, how much he pays for it), we’ll provide that information here.